Lloyd-Pack in 2013
8 February 1944|
Islington, London, England
|Died||15 January 2014
Kentish Town, London, England
|Cause of death||Pancreatic cancer|
|Resting place||Highgate Cemetery|
(m. 1967–1972; divorced)
(m. 2000–2014; his death)
|Parent(s)||Charles Lloyd-Pack (1902- 1983)
Ulrike Pulay (1921-2000)
Roger Lloyd-Pack (8 February 1944 – 15 January 2014) was an English actor. He was best known for the role of Trigger in Only Fools and Horses from 1981 to 2003. He had a supporting role of Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley from 1994 to 2007, and as Tom in The Old Guys with Clive Swift. He was also well known for his appearance as Barty Crouch, Sr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and 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 early in 2014 from pancreatic cancer.
Lloyd-Pack was born in Islington, London, the son of Ulrike Elizabeth (née Pulay, 1921-2000), an Austrian Jewish refugee who worked as a travel agent, and Charles Lloyd-Pack (1902-1983), who was also an actor. 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.
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 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 one daughter, actress Emily Lloyd, and three sons: Spencer, Hartley and Louis. He lived most latterly in Kentish Town, north London, but also had a home near Fakenham in Norfolk.
Lloyd-Pack supported Tottenham Hotspur. 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 London mayoral election, 2012. 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, and also listed actor Paul Scofield as both a favourite and influence.
On 15 January 2014, Lloyd-Pack died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Kentish Town at the age of 69. He is survived by his four children, one of whom is the actress Emily Lloyd. His funeral was held at the church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. His coffin was made of straw and was driven in a pink hearse. He was buried in Highgate Cemetery, northwest London.
|1968||The Magus||Young Maurice Conchis|
|1970||Figures in a Landscape||Soldier|
|1971||The Go Between||Charles|
|1971||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|
|1991||The Object of Beauty||Frankie|
|1994||Princess Caraboo||Magistrate Haythorne|
|1994||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|
|2011||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|
|1972||Jason King||Radio Operator|
|1973||Special Branch||Paul||1 episode|
|1973||The Protectors||Russi||1 episode|
|1974||Within These Walls||Dr Osmonde||1 episode|
|1974||Crown Court||Dr Patrick Attwater||1 episode|
|1975||Churchill's People||Thug||1 episode|
|1975||Play for Today||Sidney Bagley||1 episode|
|1975||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|
|1981||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"|
|1990||Byker Grove||Beckett||5 episodes|
|1991||The Chief||2 episodes|
|1991||Selling Hitler||David Irving||2 episodes|
|1991||The Bill||Arnie||1 episode|
|1991||Stay Lucky||Eddie Vernon||1 episode|
|1991||The Gravy Train Goes East||Ferenc Plitplov||4 episodes|
|1991||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|
|1994–2013||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|
|1996||Heartbeat||Reggie Rawlins||Episode: "Catch Us If You Can"|
|1997||The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling||Anderson||2 episodes|
|1997||Noel's House Party||Builder|
|1997–1998||Knight School||Sir Baldwin De'Ath||2 episodes|
|1999||Kavanagh QC||Alex Watkins||1 episode|
|1999||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|
|2002||The Bill||Mick Mortimer||7 episodes|
|2002||Dalziel and Pascoe||Bishop Halliwell||1 episode|
|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"|
|2006||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"|
|2010||Survivors||Billy Stringer||2 episodes|
|2011||Hustle||Clive Ban||Episode: "Clearance From A Deal"|
|2012||Inspector George Gently||Hector Blackstone|
|2014||Law & Order: UK||Alex Greene||Episode: "I Predict a Riot", (Last 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 Koki 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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- Haverson, Neil (11 April 2011). "Trigger happy in Norfolk". letstalk24.co.uk. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Butt, Riazat (4 September 2006). "People". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen". BBC. 13 May 2006.
- "Trigger gets hitched". The Herald. 29 April 2000. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Hardy, Rebecca (24 September 2010). "I triggered my daughter's downfall: Only Fools and Horses turned Roger Lloyd Pack into TV's biggest star but when his daughter Emily Lloyd found fame, it drove her to the edge". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "One Week With John Gulliver – Big name on the flotilla causes very few ripples". Camden New Journal. June 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Only Fools and Horses stars attend the funeral of Roger Lloyd Pack - News - Eastern Daily Press, Eastern Daily Press, February 13, 2014
- "Trigger earns his Spurs". metro.co.uk. 14 November 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "Roger Lloyd pack on trains". news.bbc.co.uk. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "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.
- Paddock, Terri (7 January 2008). "20 Questions With ... Roger Lloyd Pack". whatsonstage.com. Archived from the original on 9 March 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Butter, Susannah (20 January 2012). "Stars Sarah Parish and Roger Lloyd Pack support Bridge School campaign". islingtontribune.com. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "Roger Lloyd-Pack, star of Only Fools and Horses, dies aged 69". BBC News. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
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- Michael Frayn: Plays Two, Methuen, 1991