Brian Rix (Brian Norman Roger Rix)

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Cottingham, East Yorkshire, England, UK
Born the son a Hull shipowner in Cottingham on 27 January 1924 the family moved to Hornsea 4 years later. He became a professional actor, briefly, when he was 18. His wartime service began in the RAF, but he soon after volunteered to become a Bevin Boy, working instead as a coal miner. In 1947 he formed his own theatre company. Rix was associated with the Whitehall Theatre from 1944 until 1969, although as an actor-manager he became increasingly well-known on TV. Read more...


Character: Fred Phipps

Dry Rot 1956

Character: Dickie 'Dreadnought' Marchant

And the Same to You 1960

Character: Himself - Audience Member

An Audience with Victoria Wood 1988