Paul Eddington

Highest Rated: 94% The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Birthday: Jun 18, 1927
Birthplace: Not Available
British character actor Paul Eddington appeared on stage, television, and occasionally in films. He made his film debut in Jet Storm (1959). Eddington first appeared on television in the late '50s and was best known for starring in the sitcoms The Good Life (1975-1978), Yes, Minister (1980-1982), and its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister (1984-1987). A native of London, he worked briefly as a window dresser before becoming a professional actor. He started his new career appearing in provincial productions in Birmingham, Sheffield, and Ipswich. In 1961, Eddington took his first London bow in Paddy Chayefsky's The Tenth Man. He first appeared on Broadway in A Severed Head (1964). Two decades later, Eddington would again prove his mettle as a veteran dramatic stage actor by assuming roles originated by Sir John Gielgud, beginning with the Headmaster of Albion House in Alan Bennett's 40 Years On. For his work in the 1992 revival of No Man's Land, Eddington received a nomination for an Olivier Award. In the late '60s, Eddington suffered the onset of a rare and particularly nasty form of skin cancer called mycosis fungoides, which caused unsightly blotches and sores to appear on his face. As the conditioned worsened, certain British tabloids alleged that Eddington suffered from AIDS. One week before his death, Eddington appeared on television in a pre-recorded interview on BBC's Face to Face to discuss his illness. A few weeks before that, the actor had appeared in John Caird's film version of Shakespeare's Henry IV for the BBC. In 1995, Eddington published his autobiography So Far, So Good.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Wind in the Willows Actor 1996
No Score Yet Camomile Lawn Actor 1992
94% The Devil Rides Out Richard 1968

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Rev. Clement
  • 1989
No Score Yet Yes, Prime Minister
1986-1988
Jim Hacker
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
1969
Richard Marling Lord William Beaumont
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Camomile Lawn
1992
Richard Cuthbertson
No Score Yet The Good Life
1975-1977
Jerry Leadbetter
100% The Prisoner
1967-1968
Cobb
No Score Yet Yes, Minister
1980-1982
Jim Hacker

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