The DD Guest Star Bios

by Darren Senior

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Episode 15:
United We Stand


Jack Haig

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John Barrand

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Bob Todd

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Derek Royle

Derek Royle b Redditch, Worcestershire 7/9/1928 d London 23/1/1990
An occasional actor who made his screen debut in 1961 and over the next thirty years appeared occasionally in cameo roles mainly on television.  His most famous roles is when he played an unfortunate guest in a Fawlty Towers episode, "The Kipper and the Corpse", wherein he played the eponymous corpse. He also played Monsieur Ernest LeClerc in the sixth series of 'Allo 'Allo!, and had a supporting role in a remake of Indiscreet (1988) and a new BBC version of a Lord Peter Wimsey story.

As a stage actor he was a mainstay of Brian Rix's Whitehall farces company. He specialised in absent minded characters and used his acrobatic skills to fall down stairs and immediately get up again as if nothing had happened. He died from cancer aged only sixity one. He has two daughters Amanda Royle (1962-) and Carol Royle (1954-) who are both actress, they appeared together in the episode called ‘Fashion Shoot’ of the short lived time travelling show Crime Traveller which featured Michael French and Chloe Annetts in 1997. Carol is particularly stunning looking.



Lauri Lupino Lane

Lauri Lupino Lane   b St Giles, London 26/7/1921 d London 4/6/1986

Lauri was born in to a theatrical family that goes back a few hundred years his mother was Violet Blythe (c1890 – 1983) and his father Lupin Lane (1892-1959), they were a double act who were well known throughout Britain and also worked in America. Lauri is also related to another actor Richard Lupino (1929-2003) and is also a distant cousin of the great silent comedian Buster Keaton (1895-1966).  

Lauri worked extensively in theatre and made his debut at the age of eight and was a regular panto performer, he was well known in variety and teamed up with George Truzzi as a double act for a number of years.  Lauri made the occasional screen appearance making his debut in Charlie Chaplin’s film A King In New York (1957). In 1970 he played a councilor in the children’s series Here Come The Double Decker’s! later that year he was cast in Carry On Loving and was in the climax of the film were there is a pie fight at the end of the film. In 1972 he was in the musical The Great Waltz which starred Horst Bucholtz and Mary Costa. Then he appeared in the comedy film Side by Side in 1975 which also starred Barry Humphries and Terry Thomas. His last screen appearance was in the sex comedy Confessions From A Holiday Camp in 1977 when he played the mayor.


Reg Peters


An occasional bit part actor often with none speaking roles to date he has only nine minor television roles to his name most notably Z Cars and The Bill.




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