Trevor Laird

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Trevor Laird (born 11 July 1957) is an English actor.

Born in Islington, London to Ghanaian parents, Laird trained at the Anna Scher Theatre.[1] Early roles included a 1976 role in a TV adaptation of the Peter Prince novel Playthings, directed by Stephen Frears,[2] and several Play For Todays: Victims of Apartheid by Tom Clarke (1978),[3] Barrie Keeffe's Waterloo Sunset (1979)[4] and Vanishing Army by Robert Holles (1980).[5]

Laird was a founder member of the Black Theatre Cooperative in 1978 and performed in inaugural play Welcome Home Jacko by Mustapha Matura the following year.[6] He then had breakthrough roles in the 1979 film Quadrophenia - as Ferdy, a drug supplier for the main character Jimmy - and in the 1980 cult classic Babylon as Beefy.[7]

Later appearances include the 1986 Doctor Who serial Mindwarp as the guard commander Frax. He later returned to Doctor Who in the role of Clive Jones, father of the Tenth Doctor's companion Martha Jones.

In 2015 Laird appeared as Vince Thuram in the BBC TV series Death in Paradise episode 4.5

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