Julian Orchard - biography

Actor from England

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). For the 1971 Christmas season Orchard starred, with Terry Scott, as an Ugly Sister, in the London Palladium's production of  ( Wikipedia article )


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Julian Dean C. Orchard,The Cast
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Year Performance Character
1977 Crossed Swords
1972 Bless This House Tom Hobbs
1970 Cucumber Castle
1963 The King's Breakfast


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