Derrick Branche (born 1947) is a British actor, best known for his role in the film My Beautiful Laundrette and television roles in The Jewel in the Crown and Father Ted.

Derrick Branche
Born1947 (age 76–77)
Bombay, India
Occupation(s)Actor, guitarist
Years active1979-2002
Known forOnly When I Laugh, My Beautiful Laundrette, Guitarist for The Hectics

Early life and education edit

Branche was born in 1947 in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, and educated at St. Peter's School, a boarding school for boys in Panchgani near Bombay.[1] Freddie Mercury was his classmate in the school, with whom he formed The Hectics, Mercury's first band, from 1959 to 1962.[1]

Filmography edit

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Bloodline Chemin-de-fer Player
1979 The Golden Lady Ahmed Zamani
1985 My Beautiful Laundrette Salim
1986 Tai-Pan Vargas
1987 The Sicilian Terranova
2002 The Wonderland Experience Dee (final film role)
Year Title Role Notes
1978 Blake's 7 Amagon Guard 1 episode
1979-1981 Only When I Laugh Nurse Gupte 22 episodes
1984 The Jewel in the Crown Ahmed Kasim 6 episodes
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... Chris Bell 1 episode
1995 Father Ted[2] Father Jose Fernandez 1 episode

References edit

  1. ^ a b Blake, Mark (2010). Is this the real life? : the untold story of Queen. London: Aurum. p. 12. ISBN 978-1845135973.
  2. ^ Derrick Branche at IMDb [unreliable source?]