The DD Guest Star Bios

by Darren Senior

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Episode 17:
A Hit For A Miss

Georgina Simpson

An actress for a few years from 1967 mainly in small parts, Georgina made her screen debut in an episode of The Wednesday Play in 1967 playing a school girl (although she was nineteen). Further small roles followed such as Otley (1968), Dixon of Dock Green (1969). It was in 1969 that she has a small uncredited role as a nurse on the men’s ward in Carry On Again Doctor. In 1971 she married the famous actor Anthony Andrews (1948- ), the couple have remained married ever since and have three children. Her acting career continued for a while as she appeared that year in the episode called ‘A Hit For A Miss’ as Miss Petit in the children’s series Here Come The Double Decker’s! in 1971.
Later that year, Georgina also appeared in the short film A Hole Lot Of Trouble which featured Arthur Lowe and Bill Maynard. The following year was her last as an actress as she retired to have a family. Georgina appeared as Magda in the episode entitled ‘The Ozerov Inheritance’ of the television series The Persuaders. Her last screen appearance followed shortly afterwards as she played a nurse in a bit part in another popular television series Jason King with Peter Wyngarde in the lead role.

 

Brian Hayes

Originally a stage actor before the war Brian was to appear occasionally in films and on television particularly in the sixties and seventies. In total he notched up over fifty television and film appearances most notably making contributions to The Railway Children, Scoop and Z Cars.

 

Damaris Hayman

Damaris Hayman (Damaris Ann Kennedy Hayman) b Kensington, London 16/6/1929

Damaris was educated at Cheltenham Ladies College upon leaving she then went into theatre and made her film debut in The Belles of St Trinian's (1954) in an uncredited role. Since then she has made nearly a hundred television and screen appearances and made contributions to such projects as Steptoe and Son, One Foot In The Grave and the films Mutiny on the Buses (1972), Love Thy Neighbour (1973), Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976) and The Missionary (1982). She was a great friend of actor and comedian Tony Hancock.

 

John Clive

John Clive (Clive John Frederick Hambley)  b London 6/1/1938 d 14/10/2012 

John started in rep as a child appearing in a number of plays which inlcuded ‘The Winslow Boy’ and ‘Life with Father’. It was this grounding that helped him become a versitile actor who often goes unnoticed in the many roles he has appeared in on television and on the big screen. He received his big break whilst working at a theatre as a pageboy when he heard about auditions for a children’s show, he went to the audition and gained a role as a singer and helped the comic in his sketches.

John made his television debut in 1965 in The Wednesday Play, later appearances included The Saint and Man In A Suitcase both in 1967. The following year he dubbed John Lennon’s voice in the Beatles film Yellow Submarine. In 1969 he landed the role of a garage manager in The Italian Job with Noel Coward and Michael Caine.

John appeared in Carry On Henry in 1971 but his scenes were cut. Later that year he appeared in Stanley Kubrick’s disturbing film A Clockwork Orange which also featured Malcolm McDowell.  A year later he appeared in Go For A Take with Norman Rossington and Reg Varney and  the following year he played the gay character Robin in Carry On Abroad.

He was a regular in Roberts Robots a childrens television programme in 1973. Later John appeared in soft porn movies such as Hardcore (1977) with Fiona Richmond and Stand Up Virgin Soldiers (1977) with Robin Askwith and in Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse (1978) with starred Debbie Ash, older sister of Lesley Ash, John also appeared in Let’s Get Laid also made in 1978.

More memorable appearances include Rising Damp (1977-78), Revenge of The Pink Panther (1978), his last television appearance was in RPM in 1998. In recent years John has written screenplays and novels. His first novel ‘KSG2000’ published in the late 1970s became a worldwide best seller, he followed this up with several other huge successes. John now splits his time between England and Spain with his wife Bryony, John has been twice married and has a son and daughter. His daughter Hannah is a singer and songwriter who has performed with Ray Charles, Right Said Fred and Chris de Burgh, she has her own band aptly called The Hannah Clive Band which she fronts as singer and plays guitar. Sadly John died in October 2012.

 

 

Lucy Griffiths

Lucy Griffiths  b Birley, Hertfordshire 1919 d  London 29/9/1982

A familiar character actress, often in small minor roles who appeared in many films and in many stage productions. She made her screen debut appearance in 1953 in Will Any Gentlemen?, she later appeared in an uncredited role in The Ladykillers in 1955. Lucy’s first of seven Carry On’s started in 1959 when she played a trolley lady in 1959 starting with Nurse. Lucy was seen in number of episodes of the hospital drama Emergency Ward 10 in 1960.

In 1963 she had uncredited roles in Nurse On Wheels starring Juliet Mills and Ronald Lewis, (a film that was directed by Gerald Thomas) and Mouse On The Moon. The following year she played Millie in Murder Ahoy and in 1966 she appeared in Adam Adamant Lives!. In 1967 she appeared as a lady in the corridor in the cult series The Prisoner, later she starred in the children’s series Here Come The Double Deckers! in 1971, which also starred Melvyn Hayes. Other contributions in the seventies include No Sex Please Were British (1973), On the Buses (1973) and Mind Your Language (1978), Lucy’s last screen performance was in 1981 in the comedy crime series Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective with Bernard Cribbins as dangerous Davies and also featured Bill Maynard and Joss Ackland.

 

Brian Hunt

Bryan was an occasional actor mainly in the late sixties and to date has six credited television and film appearances most notably Z Cars and Father Dear Father.


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