Roy Holder (15 June 1946 – 9 November 2021) was an English television actor who appeared in various programmes including Ace of Wands, Z-Cars, Spearhead, the Doctor Who serial The Caves of Androzani. His first notable appearance on the screen was in the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind and he then appeared in Franco Zeffirelli's The Taming of the Shrew (1967), and Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1967).
|Died||9 November 2021(aged 75)|
In 1968 he played Peter in Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet. Appearances in The Virgin Soldiers (1969), Loot (1970), The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970), Psychomania (1973), The Land That Time Forgot (1974), and Trial by Combat (1976) followed, and he worked with Zeffirelli for a third time in the Jesus of Nazareth miniseries in 1977. He also played the recurring role of Frank Baker in the BBC TV series Sorry! from 1981 to 1988.
Holder also appeared as Mr Callard in "Precious Bane", as Mickey Lister in Coronation Street, and a photographer in Steptoe and Son. He played Nick the taxi driver in EastEnders (2000), as well as the part of Mr. Hill in Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Gaffer Tom in Robin Hood (2010).
Holder played in several celebrity golf tournaments throughout the year for The Stage Golfing Society.
He was married to Pauline Cox, formerly a BBC make-up designer, and together they had two children, Kate Holder and Tom Holder. Holder died on 9 November 2021, at the age of 75.
|1961||Whistle Down the Wind||Jackie|
|1962||Term of Trial||Thompson|
|1964||Murder Ahoy!||Petty Officer Lamb||Uncredited|
|1967||The Taming of the Shrew||Biondello|
|1967||Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush||Arthur|
|1968||Romeo and Juliet||Peter|
|1969||The Virgin Soldiers||'The Virgin Soldiers' - Fenwick|
|1970||The Virgin and the Gypsy||Bob|
|1974||The Land That Time Forgot||Plesser|
|1976||Trial by Combat||William Renfield|
|1977||Jesus of Nazareth||Enoch||TV mini-series|
|1985||Out of the Darkness||Garage man|
|1989||Mack the Knife||Wally the Weeper|
|1995||Cynthia Payne's House of Cyn||Client|
|2005||Pride & Prejudice||Mr. Hill|
|2010||Robin Hood||Gaffer Tom|
|2011||War Horse||Fred Goddard|
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- "Roy Holder". BFI.
- "Romeo and Juliet (1968)". BFI.
- "Roy Holder | Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
- "BFI Screenonline: Jesus of Nazareth (1977) Credits". www.screenonline.org.uk.
- Sorry! (Cast)
- "Roy Holder as Mikey Lister Editorial Stock Photo - Stock Image | Shutterstock". Shutterstock Editorial.
- "Steptoe and Son". 4 September 1974. p. 43 – via BBC Genome.
- "EastEnders". 28 August 2000. p. 80 – via BBC Genome.
- "Dark Heart - S1 - Episode 2". Radio Times.
- RIP Roy Holder