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Rodney Bewes


Born - 27 November 1937, Bingley, Yorkshire, England
Died - 21 November 2017

Chubby English actor with a shock of black hair; his round face could be happy or mournful according to the moment, but he'll be best remembered for his role as Bob Ferris in the long-running TV comedy series The Likely Lads. Films were incidental to his TV career, but included A Prize of Arms (1961), We Joined the Navy (1962), Billy Liar! (1963), San Ferry Ann (1965), Spring and Port Wine (1969), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972), The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Diamonds (1973), The Likely Lads (1976), Jabberwocky (1977), The Spaceman and King Arthur (1979) and The Wildcats of St Trinian's (1980), his last, although he continued acting on stage and TV until 2009. He died from throat cancer a few days before his 80th birthday.