Julian Orchard Actor

Julian Dean C. Orchard (3 March 1930, in Wheatley, Oxfordshire, England – 21 June 1979, in Westminster, London, England) was an English comedy actor. Orchard was educated at Shrewsbury School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He appeared as the flamboyant Duke of Montague, a cousin of Prince Edward, in the Cinderella film, The Slipper and the Rose (1976). He had a regular slot on Spike Milligan's The World of Beachcomber, a TV version of the Beachcomber pieces by J. B. Morton, appearing as the poet Roland Milk. His customary role was that of a gangling and effete - and sometimes effeminate - dandy. He appeared in several of the comedy Carry On films and the sex comedy Adventures of a Private Eye (1977). He appeared on BBC television as the "Minister for the Arts" in the episode of The Goodies entitled "Culture for the Masses" and as one of the "mechanicals" in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The role of Mr Oliver Pettigrew in the TV series Whack-O! was played by Julian Orchard in 1971 (having been created by Arthur Howard in 1956-60).

Personal details

Date of birth
March 3rd, 1930
Nationality
England
Date of death
June 21st, 1979 at age of 49
Place of death
Westminster, England

Education

1. Shrewsbury School Independent school

Shrewsbury School is a co-educational independent school for pupils aged 13 to 18, founded by Royal Charter in 1552. The present campus to which the school moved in 1882 is located on the banks of the River Severn in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. It is one of the original nine Clarendon Schools (including Eton College, Harrow and Charterhouse School) that were defined by the Public Schools Act 1868 Originally a boarding school for boys, girls have been admitted into the Sixth Form since 2008 and its mixed gender roll of around 720 includes approximately 130 day pupils. Pupils are admitted at the age of 13 by selective examination. For approximately ten per cent of the pupils, English is a second or additional language. The school's old boys – or "Old Salopians" – include naturalist Charles Darwin, poet Sir Philip Sidney, his biographer, Fulke Greville, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, authors Samuel Butler and Nevil Shute, and broadcasters such as John Peel and Michael Palin.

Type Independent school
Founded
1552
Headquarters
Kingsland, SY3 7BA - Shrewsbury, West Midlands
Official web page www.shrewsbury.org.uk
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career

People attended Shrewsbury School connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1926., Writer
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b. 1937., Cartoonist
b. 1823., Religious Leader
b. 1940., Military Person

Movie performances

1. Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

Comedy, Crime
played Hospital Clerk
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
37 Show list

Revenge of the Pink Panther is the sixth film in The Pink Panther film series. Released in 1978, it was the last entry released during the lifetime of Peter Sellers, who died in 1980. It is also the last entry to be distributed solely by United Artists, which merged with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1981. The opening credits were animated by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises.

Awards

Top cast

Al Marchione
Inspector Clouseau
Chinese Doorman
Claude Russo
Therese Douvier
Guard at Cemetery
President's Aide
Cato
Sam Spade and the Private Eyes #3
Lady Client
Commissioner Dreyfus
Douvier's Boardmember #5
Police Commissioner
Dr. Paul Laprone
TV Newscaster
Fernet
Sgt. François Chevalier
Tanya
Simone Legree
Julio Scallini
Prof. Auguste Balls
Telly Toledo
Sam Spade and the Private Eyes #1
Guy Algo
Lady at Window
Hercule Poirot
Claude Russo
Chinese Lady of Easy Virtue #2
Real Estate Agent
French Thug
Mrs. Wu
Officer Bardot
Gentleman Client
Douvier's Boardmember #1
Mr. Chong
Police Chief
Vic Vancouver
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Revenge of the Pink Panther
English
United States of America, United Kingdom

2. Crossed Swords (1977)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
2 Show list $8M

Crossed Swords is a 1977 action adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, based on The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. It stars Mark Lester, Oliver Reed, Ernest Borgnine, Raquel Welch and Sir Rex Harrison. The film was notable for featuring an all star cast of British and American actors in the supporting parts.

Awards

Top cast

Miles Hendon
Lady Edith
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Judy Moorcroft
English
United Kingdom, United States of America

3. Bless This House (1972)

Comedy
played Tom Hobbs
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
14 Show list

Bless This House is a 1972 British comedy film and a spin off from the television sitcom Bless This House.

Awards

Top cast

Mike Abbot
Annie Hobbs
Sid Abbot
Trevor Lewis
Ronald Baines
Oldham
Betty Lewis
Vera Baines
Mr Wilson
Alf Murray
Jean Abbot
Sally Abbot
Kate Baines
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Courtenay Elliott
English
United Kingdom

4. Futtocks End (1970)

Comedy
played The Twit
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
49.0
10 Show list

Futtocks End is a British comedy film released in 1970, directed by Bob Kellett. Entirely silent, with a musical score, sound effects and incoherent mutterings, the story revolves around a weekend gathering at the decaying country home of the eccentric and lewd General Futtock and the series of saucy mishaps between the staff and his guests. It was filmed at Grim's Dyke, the former home of W. S. Gilbert. Futtocks End was released on DVD in June 2006 and was shown in Trafalgar Square as part of the 2007 St George's Day celebrations. The film can be seen as a precursor to some of the later Two Ronnies sketches, and the style was revisited in The Picnic.

Awards

Top cast

The Butler
Postman
The Niece
The Artist
Gen. Futtock
The Aunt
The Bird
The Boots
Tweenie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

5. Cucumber Castle (1970)

Musical, Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Hugh Gladwish
1 Show list

Cucumber Castle is a British comedy film starring The Bee Gees that aired on BBC1 on 26 December 1970.

Awards

Top cast

Wicked Count Voxville
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bee Gees
English
United Kingdom

6. Half a Sixpence (1967)

Musical
played Photographer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
145.0
26 Show list

Half a Sixpence is a 1967 British musical film directed by George Sidney and choreographed by Gillian Lynne. The screenplay by Beverley Cross is adapted from his book for the stage musical of the same name, which was based on Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, a 1905 novel by H.G. Wells. The music and lyrics are by David Heneker. Set in Kent during Edwardian England, the plot centres on Arthur Kipps, a draper's assistant who falls in love with a chambermaid named Ann. In quick succession, he comes into a fortune, nearly marries a wealthy girl, marries Ann instead, loses his fortune, but regains that fortune and lives happily ever after with a loving family. This was the final film made by Sidney, director of such well-known movies as Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me Kate, Bye Bye Birdie and Viva Las Vegas.

Awards

Top cast

Dresser
Pub Character #2
Pub Character #5
Mrs. Washington
Dancer #20
Mr. Jones
Master of Ceremonies
Victoria
Carshott
Chillerlow
Weight Guesser
Pub Character #14
Shalford
Lady Botting
Pearce
Dowager
Arthur Kipps
Fat Boy
Pub Character #4
Dancer #8
Dancer #11
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Elizabeth Haffenden
,
Joan Bridge
English
United Kingdom

7. The King's Breakfast (1963)

Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
28.0

The King's Breakfast is a 1963 British family film directed by Wendy Toye and starring Maurice Denham, Mischa Auer and Reginald Beckwith. It was based on the poem The King's Breakfast by A.A. Milne. The king of an unnamed country is annoyed because butter wasn't available for spreading on his morning toast. His staff try to find him some and eventually they do.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

8. Three on a Spree (1961)

Comedy
played Walker
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
George Fowler
James Kelley
, ,
Wilkie C. Mahoney
,
Peter Miller
8 Show list

Three on a Spree is a 1961 British comedy film directed by Sidney J. Furie, based on the 1902 novel Brewster's Millions, which had been previously filmed by Edward Small in 1945.

Awards

Top cast

Col. Drew
Trixie
Mitchell
Mrs. Gray
Michael Brewster
Sid Johnson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jackie Cummins
English
United Kingdom

Starring TV roles

1. The Pathfinders

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
ITV
September 27th, 1972 1973 1 English

2. Whack-O!

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
BBC One
October 4th, 1956 English

Guest TV appearances

The Goodies

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

The Goodies is a British television comedy series of the 1970s and early 1980s. The series, which combines surreal sketches and situation comedy, was broadcast by BBC 2 from 1970 until 1980 — and was then broadcast by the ITV company LWT for a year, between 1981 to 1982.nThe show was co-written by and starred Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie. Bill Oddie also wrote the music and songs for the series — while The Goodies Theme was co-written by Bill Oddie and Michael Gibbs.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E13 January 14th, 1972 , ,

Wikipedia

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