Robert Fyfe

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Robert Fyfe
Born (1925-06-19) June 19, 1925 (age 94)
Years active1962–present

Robert Fyfe is a Scottish actor, best known for his role as Howard in the long-running British sitcom Last of the Summer Wine from 1985 to 2010. He was born in Alloa, Scotland.


He appeared in the movies Xtro, The 51st State, Around the World in 80 Days, Gaolbreak and Babel. In 2012 he appeared in Cloud Atlas. Other credits include guest appearances on Z-Cars, Survivors, The Gentle Touch, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Monarch of the Glen. Fyfe appeared as Malcolm Lagg, a lollipop man, in Coronation Street in December 2012. His character was seen training Dennis Tanner, played by Philip Lowrie, to take over his job.



Year Title Role Notes
1962 Gaolbreak Wally
1982 Xtro Doctor
2001 The 51st State Hector Dougal McElroy
2004 Around the World in 80 Days Jean Michel
2006 Babel Tourist Number 14
2010 Burke & Hare Old Donald
2011 The Decoy Bride Ancient Crofter
2012 Cloud Atlas Old Salty Dog / Mr. Meeks / Prescient 1
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Butler Edwin

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Third Time Lucky Mr MacTaggart Episode: "Change Partners"
1985–2010 Last of the Summer Wine Howard Sibshaw 230 episodes
1989 No Strings Grandad 7 episodes
2004 Monarch of the Glen Jackie McIntyre 1 episode
2009 Misfits Harry 1 episode
2012 Coronation Street Malcolm Lagg 7 episodes
2017 Carters Get Rich Bernard 2 episodes


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