Roger Lloyd-Pack

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Roger Lloyd-Pack
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Lloyd-Pack in 2013
Roger Anthony Pack[1]

(1944-02-08)8 February 1944
Islington, London, England
Died16 January 2014 (age 69)[2]
Kentish Town, London, England
Resting placeHighgate Cemetery
Years active1960–2014
Sheila Ball
(m. 1967; div. 1972)

Jehane Markham
(m. 2000)
Children4, including Emily Lloyd
ParentCharles Lloyd-Pack (father)
RelativesDavid Markham (father-in-law)

Roger Anthony Lloyd-Pack (8 February 1944 – 16 January 2014) was an English actor. He is best known for playing Trigger in Only Fools and Horses from 1981 to 2003, and Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley from 1994 to 2007. He later starred as Tom in The Old Guys with Clive Swift. He is also well known for the role of Barty Crouch Sr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and for his appearances in Doctor Who as John Lumic in the episodes "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel". He was sometimes credited without the hyphen in his surname. He died in 2014 from pancreatic cancer.

Early life[edit]

Lloyd-Pack was born in Islington, London, the son of actor Charles Lloyd-Pack (1902–1983) and Ulrike Elisabeth (née Pulay, 1921–2000), an Austrian Jewish refugee who worked as a travel agent.[3][4] He attended Bedales School near Petersfield in Hampshire, where he achieved A Level passes in English, French and Latin.[5] He subsequently trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where he worked with actors including Kenneth Cranham and Richard Wilson.[6]


Roger Lloyd-Pack began his acting career at Northampton's Royal Theatre, which he revisited when he appeared in the tour of Blue/Orange. On British television, he was best known for portraying "Trigger" in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses.[7] He was also known for his role in The Vicar of Dibley as Owen Newitt and to international audiences his greatest fame was as Barty Crouch, Sr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In addition, he had a semi-regular role during the 1990s as the plumber Jake "The Klingon" Klinger, Ben Porter's arch-rival, in the sitcom 2 point 4 children.

In 2005, he appeared in the second series of ITV's Doc Martin as a farmer who held a grudge against Doctor Ellingham for what he believed was the malpractice-related death of his wife. In 2006, he played John Lumic and provided the voice of the Cyber-Controller in two episodes of Doctor Who, "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel", opposite David Tennant, who had played his son in the same Harry Potter film.[8] Lloyd-Pack's final TV appearance was in Law & Order: UK as Alex Greene.

Personal life[edit]

Lloyd-Pack was married twice: first to Sheila Ball, from whom he was divorced in 1972, and secondly to the poet and dramatist Jehane Markham (the daughter of David Markham), whom he married in 2000.[9] He had a daughter, actress Emily Lloyd and three sons. He latterly lived in Kentish Town, north London,[10] but also had a home near Fakenham in Norfolk.[11]

Lloyd-Pack supported Tottenham Hotspur.[12] He voiced the pre-match build-up montage video shown ahead of all Tottenham Hotspur's home matches which is still played today.

In June 2008, he appeared as a guest on the BBC's The Politics Show, arguing the case for better-integrated public transport (specifically railways).[13] He was an honorary patron of the London children's charity Scene & Heard.[14]

Lloyd-Pack supported the Labour Party and campaigned for Ken Livingstone in the 2012 London mayoral election.[15] However, in 2013, he signed a letter in The Guardian stating he had withdrawn his support from the Labour Party, in favour of a new party of the left.[16]

In a 2008 interview, when asked what profession he would have chosen aside from acting, Lloyd-Pack said: "Psychiatrist or a psychoanalyst or something in the psycho world because I've always been interested in that... or I might have been a photographer... I also would have loved to have been a musician."[17] In that same interview, he listed his favourite directors as Peter Gill, Harold Pinter, Richard Eyre, Thea Sharrock and Tina Packer as well as listed actor Paul Scofield as both a favourite and influence.[17]

In January 2012, he and fellow actor Sarah Parish supported a campaign to raise £1million for The Bridge School in Islington.[18]

Death and tributes[edit]

Grave of Roger Lloyd Pack in Highgate Cemetery

Lloyd-Pack died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Kentish Town aged 69 on 16 January 2014.[19][20][21][22][23] His funeral was held at the church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden.[24] It was attended by Sir David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, John Challis and Sue Holderness.[25] Nigel Havers, Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Alison Steadman, Kathy Burke and Joely Richardson paid tribute to him.[26] His body was buried at Highgate Cemetery East.[27] In March that year, the Sport Relief special of Only Fools and Horses was dedicated to the memory of both Lloyd-Pack and John Sullivan. Similarly, the final episode of the lockdown edition of The Vicar of Dibley ended with a tribute just before the closing credits reading, "In loving memory of Liz, John, Emma and Roger", paying tribute to him and three other late Dibley cast members (Liz Smith, John Bluthal and Emma Chambers).



Year Title Role Notes
1968 The Magus Young Maurice Conchis
Secret Ceremony Cleaner Uncredited
1969 Hamlet Reynaldo
1970 Figures in a Landscape Soldier
1971 The Go Between Charles
Fright Constable
Fiddler On The Roof Russian Orthodox Sexton
1974 Confessions of a Sex Maniac Henry Milligan
1975 The Naked Civil Servant Bermondsey Liz
1979 Meetings with Remarkable Men Pavlov
Cuba Nunez
1980 Bloody Kids Hospital Doctor
1984 1984 Waiter
1987 Prick Up Your Ears Actor 2
1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Geoff
1990 Wilt Dr. Pittman
1991 American Friends Dr. Butler
The Object of Beauty Frankie
1993 The Trial Stairman
U.F.O. Solo
1994 Princess Caraboo Magistrate Haythorne
Interview with the Vampire Piano Teacher
1995 The Young Poisoner's Handbook Fred
1996 Hollow Reed Hannah's Lawyer
1997 Preaching to the Perverted Mr. Cutts Watson
2004 Vanity Fair Francis Sharp
2003 Margery and Gladys D I Woolley
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Barty Crouch, Sr.
2006 The Living and the Dead Donald Brocklebank
2010 Made in Dagenham George
2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Mendel
In Love with Alma Cogan Norman
2013 Twelfth Night Sir Andrew Aguecheek


Year Title Role Notes
1968 Crime Buster
1970 The Roads to Freedom Bobby
1972 Spyder's Web Albert 12 episodes
Jason King Radio Operator
The Protectors Paparazzo Uncredited
1 episode
1973 Special Branch Paul 1 episode
The Protectors Russi Episode: "Lena"
1974 Within These Walls Dr Osmonde 1 episode
Crown Court Dr Patrick Attwater 1 episode
1975 Churchill's People Thug 1 episode
Play for Today Sidney Bagley 1 episode
Softly, Softly: Taskforce Martin Webb 1 episode
1976 Dixon of Dock Green Ron Fielding 1 episode
Survivors Wally 2 episodes
1977 The Professionals Ramos the terrorist Episode: "Long Shot"
1978 Life of Shakespeare Jack Heminge 6 episodes
1981 Chronicle Chambers 1 episode
Private Schulz Melvin 1 episode
1981–2003 Only Fools and Horses Trigger 39 episodes
1985 Moving Jimmy Ryan 6 episodes
1985–1993 Screen Two Selser
David Power
3 episodes
1987 Inspector Morse Donald Martin 1 episode
1990 Mr. Bean Waiter Episode: "The Return of Mr. Bean"
Byker Grove Beckett 5 episodes
Zorro Carrillo 1 episode
1991 The Chief 2 episodes
Selling Hitler David Irving 2 episodes
The Bill Arnie 1 episode
Stay Lucky Eddie Vernon 1 episode
The Gravy Train Goes East Ferenc Plitplov 4 episodes
Boon Ray Watts 1 episode
1992 Archer's Goon Quentin Sykes
Screen One Gordon
1993 Lovejoy Smallman-Smith 1 episode
1993–1995 Health and Efficiency Rex Regis 12 episodes
1993–1996 2point4 Children Jake Klinger 3 episodes
1994 Dandelion Dead Phillips 2 episodes
1994–2013 The Vicar of Dibley Owen Newitt 25 episodes
1996–1997 Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's... Various Characters
1996 Murder Most Horrid Frank Foster 1 episode
Heartbeat Reggie Rawlins Episode: "Catch Us If You Can"
1997 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling Anderson 2 episodes
Noel's House Party Builder
1997–1998 Knight School Sir Baldwin De'Ath 2 episodes
1999 Kavanagh QC Alex Watkins 1 episode
Oliver Twist Mr Sowerberry 2 episodes
2001 Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes Dr. Ibbotson
2002 Born and Bred Norman Pendleton 1 episode
The Bill Mick Mortimer 7 episodes
Dalziel and Pascoe Bishop Halliwell Episode: "Sins of the Fathers"
2004 Where the Heart Is Don Nicholls 1 episode
2005 Doc Martin Phil Pratt 1 episode
2006 Agatha Christie's Poirot Inspector Caux Episode: "The Mystery of the Blue Train"
Doctor Who John Lumic Episodes: "Rise of the Cybermen", "The Age of Steel"
2008 New Tricks Danny Jones 1 episode
2009 The Catherine Tate Show Ghost of Christmas Future Episode: "Nan's Christmas Carol"
2009–2010 The Old Guys Tom Finnan 12 episodes
2010 Arena Various Characters Episode: "Harold Pinter: A Celebration"
Survivors Billy Stringer 2 episodes
2011 Hustle Clive Ban Episode: "Clearance From A Deal"
2012 The Borgias Friar
Inspector George Gently Hector Blackstone Episode: "Gently with Class"
2014 Law & Order: UK Alex Greene Episode: "I Predict a Riot", (final appearance)



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