Roger Anthony Pack
8 February 1944
Islington, London, England
|Died||16 January 2014 (age 69)|
Kentish Town, London, England
|Resting place||Highgate Cemetery|
(m. 1967; div. 1972)
|Children||4, including Emily Lloyd|
|Parent||Charles Lloyd-Pack (father)|
|Relatives||David 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.
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. He attended Bedales School near Petersfield in Hampshire, where he achieved A Level passes in English, French and Latin. He subsequently trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where he worked with actors including Kenneth Cranham and Richard Wilson.
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. 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. Lloyd-Pack's final TV appearance was in Law & Order: UK as Alex Greene.
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. He had a daughter, actress Emily Lloyd and three sons. He latterly lived in Kentish Town, north London, but also had a home near Fakenham in Norfolk.
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). He was an honorary patron of the London children's charity Scene & Heard.
Lloyd-Pack supported the Labour Party and campaigned for Ken Livingstone in the 2012 London mayoral election. 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.
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." 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.
Death and tributes
Lloyd-Pack died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Kentish Town aged 69 on 16 January 2014. His funeral was held at the church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. It was attended by Sir David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, John Challis and Sue Holderness. Nigel Havers, Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Alison Steadman, Kathy Burke and Joely Richardson paid tribute to him. His body was buried at Highgate Cemetery East. 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).
|1968||The Magus||Young Maurice Conchis|
|1970||Figures in a Landscape||Soldier|
|1971||The Go Between||Charles|
|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|
|1980||Bloody Kids||Hospital Doctor|
|1987||Prick Up Your Ears||Actor 2|
|1989||The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover||Geoff|
|1991||American Friends||Dr. Butler|
|The Object of Beauty||Frankie|
|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|
|1970||The Roads to Freedom||Bobby|
|1972||Spyder's Web||Albert||12 episodes|
|Jason King||Radio Operator|
|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|
|1977||The Professionals||Ramos the terrorist||Episode: "Long Shot"|
|1978||Life of Shakespeare||Jack Heminge||6 episodes|
|Private Schulz||Melvin||1 episode|
|1981–2003||Only Fools and Horses||Trigger||39 episodes|
|1985||Moving||Jimmy Ryan||6 episodes|
|1987||Inspector Morse||Donald Martin||1 episode|
|1990||Mr. Bean||Waiter||Episode: "The Return of Mr. Bean"|
|Byker Grove||Beckett||5 episodes|
|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|
|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"|
|Inspector George Gently||Hector Blackstone||Episode: "Gently with Class"|
|2014||Law & Order: UK||Alex Greene||Episode: "I Predict a Riot", (final appearance)|
- Wild Honey (1984) by Anton Chekhov, playing the part of Osip
- Kafka's Dick by Alan Bennett – He played Kafka
- Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall
- Dick Whittington – a family pantomime by Mark Ravenhill at the Barbican Centre
- One for the Road
- Dealer's Choice by Patrick Marber – He played Ash, alongside Malcolm Sinclair and Stephen Wight.
- The Last Laugh – by Kōki Mitani (English version of Warai no Daigaku). He played The Censor, Japan, 2007.
- The Trojan Women (2012) - Caroline Bird's adaptation of the tragedy by Euripides at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London – He played Poseidon.
- Richard III (2012) by William Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre, South Bank, London – He played Duke of Buckingham.
- Twelfth Night (2013) by William Shakespeare – He played Sir Andrew Aguecheek.
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- Butt, Riazat (4 September 2006). "People". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen". BBC. 13 May 2006.
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- "One Week With John Gulliver – Big name on the flotilla causes very few ripples". Camden New Journal. June 2010. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
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- "Scene & Heard – mentoring project that partners the inner-city children of Somers Town, London, with volunteer theatre professionals to write and perform plays". Sceneandheard.org. Archived from the original on 30 November 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "London Mayoral Election: All the latest news live". LondonlovesBusiness.com. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "Left Unity ready to offer an alternative". The Guardian. 12 August 2013.
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- Resting Places
- Michael Frayn: Plays Two, Methuen, 1991
- Roger Lloyd-Pack at IMDb
- Roger Lloyd-Pack at the British Film Institute
- Roger Lloyd-Pack (Aveleyman)
- BBC biography
- BBC interview about appearing in Doctor Who