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Richard Mayes (born Derek Leonard Richard Mayes; 26 December 1922 - 22 October 2006) was an English stage, film and television actor.[1][2] He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.[3] A well-known face on British television, he was primarily a theatrical actor, described by The Stage as "an RSC stalwart."[4][3] He appeared in many roles on stage and small screen, including roles in Doctor Who and as Jebediah Dingle in Emmerdale.[5][6] He suffered a stroke in 2004.[5]

Richard Mayes
Born(1922-12-26)26 December 1922
Died22 October 2006(2006-10-22) (aged 83)
England
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)
Beryl King
(m. 1950; his death 2006)
ChildrenTwo daughters

Mayes was married to the actress Beryl King, with whom he had two daughters, Susan and Penny.[7]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Gandhi Mr. Baker
1984 Top Secret! Vladimir Biletnikov
1998 Middleton's Changeling Vermandero
2001 Another Life Prison chaplain

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Richard Mayes | Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  2. ^ "Richard Mayes". BFI.
  3. ^ a b Newley, Patrick (31 January 2007). "Obituary round-up | Obituaries".
  4. ^ "Richard Mayes". www.bafta.org. 11 May 2012.
  5. ^ a b October 22, 2006, December 26, 1922- (22 November 2006). "Richard Mayes" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  6. ^ III, Harris M. Lentz (24 October 2008). "Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2006: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture". McFarland – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Wardle, Irving (10 August 2017). "Beryl King obituary" – via www.theguardian.com.

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