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Jeffrey Holland
Jeffrey Holland
(born Jeffrey Michael Parkes, 17 July 1946) is an English actor well known for roles in television sitcoms, playing camp comic at the Maplin's holiday camp in Hi-de-Hi!, as well as BBC Radio comedy, including Week Ending.

Contents

1 Early life and career 2 Personal life 3 Television
Television
roles 4 References 5 External links

Early life and career[edit] Born in Walsall, Staffordshire, he was educated at Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall. Holland joined an amateur theatre company, and worked at a wine merchants and in the office of a manufacturing company before training at Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art and becoming a professional actor. His first stage appearance was at the Alexandra Theatre in 1967, in the Henry Cecil Leon play No Fear or Favour. He appeared in an episode of Dixon of Dock Green, Are You Being Served, several episodes of Crossroads and as a soldier in an episode of Dad's Army
Dad's Army
and It Ain't Half Hot Mum. He broke through to public fame in the role of Spike Dixon, the camp comic at the Maplin's holiday camp in Hi-de-Hi!. He later appeared in Russ Abbot's Madhouse. David Croft used three main Hi-de-Hi!
Hi-de-Hi!
actors (Paul Shane, Holland, and Su Pollard) in similar roles in a later Croft/Perry sitcom, You Rang, M'Lord? (1988–1993), and again in Oh, Doctor Beeching! (1995–1997), this time co-written with Richard Spendlove. In 2011 he appeared in Coronation Street
Coronation Street
as Clive Drinkwater. In 2012 he was cast in the film version of Ray Cooney's farce Run for Your Wife. In 2013, he débuted his short one-man play, ….And this is my friend Mr Laurel, based on the life of Stan Laurel, at the Camden Fringe festival. This was taken on tour of the UK in 2014-2015. [1] The play was devised by Holland and written by Gail Louw. Personal life[edit] Holland is married to the actress Judy Buxton. They married in 2004. Television
Television
roles[edit]

Year Title Role

1964 Crossroads Mike Hawkins

1974 Dixon of Dock Green Alan Hunt

1976 to 1977 It Ain't Half Hot Mum Aircraftsman Ormanroyd/ RAF Airman

1977 Dad's Army Soldier

1977 Secret Army Michel

1978 The Mayor of Casterbridge (mini-series) Carter

1978 King Richard the Second Duke of Surrey

1978 As You Like It William

1977 to 1979 Are You Being Served? The Blazer/ The Afro Pants

1979 The Life of Henry the Fift Nym

1980 to 1988 Hi-de-Hi! Spike Dixon

1981 to 1985 Russ Abbot's Saturday Madhouse Various

1985 The Kenny Everett Television
Television
Show Various

1986 Spitting Image Lester Piggott

1986 The Les Dennis Laughter Show Various

1988 to 1993 You Rang, M'Lord? James Twelvetrees

1990 The Russ Abbot Show Various

1995 to 1997 Oh, Doctor Beeching! Cecil Parkin

2011 Coronation Street Clive Drinkwater

2012 Run for Your Wife Dick Holland

2015 Art Ache Steve Phillips

2016 The National Union of Space People Rupert Darling

References[edit]

^ http://www.jeffreyholland.co.uk/Jeffrey_Holland/Mr_Laurel.html Jeffrey Holland/Mr Laurel at jeffreyholland.co.uk: retrieved 3 March 2015

External links[edit]

Jeffrey Holland
Jeffrey Holland
on IMDb Jeffrey Holland
Jeffrey Holland
Interview Best British TV

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 53941416 LCCN: no2007138238 ISNI: 0000 0003 7205 8781

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