British actors born in 1955

Here are 30 famous actors from United Kingdom were born in 1955:

Dale Winton

Dale Winton (May 22, 1955 London-) otherwise known as Dale Jonathan Winton is a British presenter, disc jockey and actor.

He started his career as a DJ in London clubs before moving into television hosting in the late 1980s. Dale presented a number of popular shows including "Supermarket Sweep", "In It To Win It" and "Hole In The Wall". He was also known for his appearances on "Celebrity Fit Club" and "Dale's Great Getaway". Alongside his television work, Dale worked extensively on radio, hosting various shows on BBC Radio 2 and 5 Live. Despite his success, Dale suffered from bouts of depression and in April 2018, he passed away at the age of 62.

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Jimmy Mulville

Jimmy Mulville (January 5, 1955 Liverpool-) a.k.a. James Thomas Mulville is a British comedian, actor, film producer, television producer, screenwriter and presenter.

Mulville is best known as the co-founder of the British comedy production company Hat Trick Productions, which has produced popular shows such as "Have I Got News For You" and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?". He began his career as a performer in the comedy group The Comedy Store Players, where he met fellow future Hat Trick co-founder Denise O'Donoghue. Mulville has also acted in a number of television shows and films, including "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and appeared on stage in productions such as "The Play What I Wrote". As a producer, Mulville has won numerous awards, including several BAFTAs, for his work on shows such as "Father Ted" and "Outnumbered".

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Peter Levy

Peter Levy (September 5, 1955 Farnborough, London-) is a British presenter, journalist and actor.

He started his career at BBC Radio Humberside and later moved to television, where he presented news programs and documentaries for the BBC and other British television channels. He has won several awards for his work, including the Royal Television Society's Best Regional Presenter award in 2009. In addition to his broadcasting work, Levy has also appeared as an actor in several British TV shows and films. He is known for his passion for charity work and has raised thousands of pounds for various organizations through his presenting and public speaking engagements. In his free time, Levy enjoys writing and has published two books, a collection of short stories and a novel.

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David Haig

David Haig (September 20, 1955 Aldershot-) a.k.a. David Haigh or David Haig Collum Ward is a British actor and writer.

He is best known for his stage and screen work, including his roles in the TV series "The Thin Blue Line" and "Penny Dreadful". Haig received critical acclaim for his roles in "The Madness of King George", "Four Weddings and a Funeral", and "My Boy Jack". In addition to acting, he has also written several plays, including "My Boy Jack", which was adapted into a TV film in which he starred. Haig was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in "Our Boys" in 1993.

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Alan Hansen

Alan Hansen (June 13, 1955 Sauchie-) also known as Alan David Hansen is a British television presenter, actor, columnist and golfer. He has two children, Adam Hansen and Lucy Hansen.

Hansen was born and raised in Sauchie, Scotland, and began his football career playing for Partick Thistle and later for Liverpool. He was an integral part of Liverpool's success during the 1980s, winning eight English league titles, three League Cups, and three European Cups. After retiring from football in 1991, Hansen moved into sports commentary and punditry, working for the BBC and later for BT Sport. He is known for his insightful analysis of matches and has won several awards for his work in broadcasting. In addition to his career in sports, Hansen has also dabbled in acting, appearing in several British TV shows and films. He is also a keen golfer, having played in several professional tournaments and is a member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

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Mick Jones

Mick Jones (June 26, 1955 Wandsworth-) also known as Michael Geoffrey Jones, Michael Lewis Jones, Jonesy or Michael Geoffrey "Mick" Jones is a British singer, musician, songwriter, guitarist, film score composer and actor. He has one child, Lauren Jones.

Jones was a founding member of the iconic punk rock band The Clash, where he was the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and songwriter. He played with The Clash from its formation in 1976 until the group disbanded in 1986. During his time with The Clash, Jones was responsible for writing some of the band's most beloved hits, including "London Calling," "Train in Vain," and "Should I Stay or Should I Go." After the band's breakup, Jones formed the band Big Audio Dynamite, which fused his love of punk rock with electronic and dance music. Jones has also collaborated with a wide range of musicians over the years, including The Libertines, Gorillaz, and Hole. In addition to his music career, Jones has also acted in film and television, with notable roles in the movies Straight to Hell and Mystery Train.

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith (April 23, 1955 Romford-August 1, 2014 London) a.k.a. Michael George Smith, Smitty or Michael George "Mike" Smith was a British presenter, race car driver, entrepreneur, pilot, businessperson and actor.

He was best known for presenting the popular BBC program Top Gear from 1987 to 2001. Smith started his career as a radio presenter for various stations including Radio Tees, Radio Hallam, and Radio Trent. He also hosted the music show "Pop Quiz" in the 1980s. He was a successful racing driver, participating in many events including the British Saloon Car Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Smith was the founder of the company Windlesham Productions, which produced content for TV and radio. He also had a career as a pilot, holding a private pilot's license and owning several small aircraft. In later years, he turned his focus to business and investments, including a role as a director of a private jet charter company. Smith tragically died in a helicopter crash in London in August 2014.

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Jeff Stewart

Jeff Stewart (October 28, 1955 Aberdeen-) a.k.a. Jeffrey Stewart or Stewart Jeffrey is a British actor.

He is best known for his role as PC Reg Hollis on the popular ITV police drama series "The Bill", which he played for over two decades. Stewart studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and began his acting career on stage before moving on to television and film. He has also appeared in other TV shows such as "Lovejoy", "Soldier Soldier" and "Doctors". In addition to acting, Stewart is a talented artist and has exhibited his paintings in galleries across the UK.

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Duncan Bell

Duncan Bell (January 16, 1955 Glasgow-) also known as Duncan Iain Cavill or Dunn is a British actor. He has one child, Heather Bell (II).

Duncan Bell has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions. He is perhaps best known for his role as Sergeant Doug Wright in the long-running British TV series "Casualty," which he played from 2008 to 2016. Bell has also had roles in other popular TV shows such as "The Bill," "Doctors," and "Midsomer Murders."

In addition to his work on screen, Duncan Bell is an accomplished stage actor, having appeared in productions of Shakespeare plays, as well as other classic and contemporary plays. He has also lent his voice to numerous audiobooks, including works by authors such as P.G. Wodehouse and Arthur Conan Doyle.

Outside of his acting career, Bell is a keen rugby fan, having played the sport in his youth. He has also been involved in charity work, supporting causes such as the Macmillan Cancer Support and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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Steve McNicholas

Steve McNicholas (August 11, 1955 Wakefield-) is a British composer, film director, screenwriter, film editor, actor, film score composer and film producer.

He is best known as the co-founder, artistic director and performer of the internationally acclaimed dance theater company, Pilobolus. McNicholas has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards and an Emmy Award for his work with Pilobolus.

In addition to his work with Pilobolus, McNicholas has composed music for several films and television programs, including the theme song for the hit television show, The Amazing Race. He has also directed and produced several documentary films, including Shadowland: The Movie, which chronicles Pilobolus' first ever shadow theater performance.

McNicholas has acted in a number of films and television shows, including the Academy Award-winning film, Birdy, and the Tony Scott-directed film, True Romance.

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Gerry Sundquist

Gerry Sundquist (October 6, 1955 Manchester-August 1, 1993 London) was a British actor.

He is best known for his role as DS Albert 'Cheerful Charlie' Chisholm in the British television series "The Bill". Sundquist began his acting career in theater before moving on to television and film. He appeared in various television series such as "Julius Caesar" (1979), "The Professionals" (1980), and "Bergerac" (1983-1985). Sundquist also appeared in several films including "Quadrophenia" (1979), "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" (1980), and "Supergrass" (1985).

Sundquist's career was cut short when he passed away at the age of 37 due to a heart attack. He was survived by his wife and two children. Despite his short career, Sundquist is remembered as a talented actor and a beloved member of the entertainment industry.

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Billy Idol

Billy Idol (November 30, 1955 Stanmore-) also known as William Broad, William Michael Albert Broad or Generation X is a British singer, musician, actor and songwriter. He has two children, Willem Wolf Broad and Bonnie Blue.

Idol rose to fame as the frontman of the punk rock band, Generation X, in the late 1970s. After the band disbanded in 1981, he embarked on a successful solo career and released several hit albums, including "Rebel Yell," "Whiplash Smile," and "Charmed Life." His music blends punk, pop, and rock influences and his distinctive style, including spiky bleached blonde hair and leather clothing, helped shape the 80s fashion scene.

Idol's music videos were also iconic and memorable, featuring him in provocative and edgy settings. His most famous hits include "White Wedding," "Dancing with Myself," and "Eyes Without a Face."

Aside from his music career, Idol has also dabbled in acting, appearing in films such as "The Wedding Singer" and "The Doors." He has also been a staunch supporter of various charitable causes, including animal rights and anti-hunger campaigns.

Idol continues to perform and tour, showcasing his legendary energy and punk rock attitude.

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Bruno Tonioli

Bruno Tonioli (November 25, 1955 Ferrara-) a.k.a. Bruno or Bruno Tunioli is a British choreographer, dancer, actor, tv personality and writer.

Tonioli is best known for his work as a judge on the television shows Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars. He began his career as a dancer, performing with various musical artists and groups such as Elton John and the Tina Turner Band. Tonioli has choreographed for numerous stage productions, films, and music videos, including Michael Jackson's "Give In to Me."

Aside from his work in the entertainment industry, Tonioli is also a well-respected writer. He has published several books about dance and has contributed to numerous publications, including The Guardian and The Huffington Post.

Tonioli has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the arts, including the Queer Icon Award and the Italian International Dance Award. He is also an advocate for several charitable organizations, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Cancer Research UK.

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Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady (June 14, 1955 Birkenhead-) also known as Paul James O'Grady, Paul James Michael O'Grady, Lily Savage, Paul Savage or Paul O'Grady MBE is a British presenter, comedian, actor, disc jockey and author. He has one child, Sharon O'Grady.

O'Grady began his career as a drag queen character named Lily Savage, performing in cabarets and clubs in London in the 1980s. He gained national recognition as Lily Savage when he was given his own television show, "The Lily Savage Show," in 1997. Following the success of the show, O'Grady transitioned into mainstream presenting and acting roles. He has hosted several television shows, including "The Paul O'Grady Show" and "Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs." He has also acted in a variety of TV shows and films, including "Holby City" and "Eyes Down." O'Grady has also written several books, including his autobiography, "At My Mother's Knee...and Other Low Joints." In 2008, he was awarded an MBE for his services to entertainment.

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Morgan Mason

Morgan Mason (June 26, 1955 Beverly Hills-) also known as Alexander Morgan Mason is a British politician, actor and film producer. He has one child, James Duke Mason.

Morgan Mason was born in Beverly Hills, California, to the famous British actor James Mason and his second wife, Australian actress Clarissa Kaye-Mason. In his early adulthood, he moved to London and became involved in politics, eventually serving as a councillor for the borough of Camden from 1986 to 1994. Alongside his political career, he dabbled in acting, appearing in films such as "The Caller" and "Deadly Illusion".

In the late 1980s, Mason shifted his focus to producing, founding his own production company, Parallel Pictures. He went on to produce films such as "Sex, Lies, and Videotape", which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Mason's personal life has also been the subject of media attention, particularly due to his son, James Duke Mason, who is an LGBTQ activist and political commentator. The two have often spoken publicly about their close relationship and shared passion for politics.

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Charles Shaughnessy

Charles Shaughnessy (February 9, 1955 London-) also known as Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, Charles Shaughnessey, Charles Schaunessy, Charlie Schaughnessy, 5th Baron Shaughnessy, Charles Shaugnessy, The Right Honourable The Lord Shaughnessy or Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, 5th Baron Shaughnessy is a British actor and voice actor. His children are called Maddy Shaughnessy and Jenny Shaughnessy.

Charles Shaughnessy is best known for his role as Maxwell Sheffield in the television series The Nanny. He has also appeared in other popular TV shows such as Mad Men, The Magicians, and Days of Our Lives. Apart from his work on screen, Shaughnessy is also a talented voice actor, lending his voice to numerous animated series such as Stanley, The Wild Thornberrys, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. He has also appeared in various stage productions and films throughout his career. Along with his acting work, Shaughnessy is actively involved in charity work, particularly with the organization Nothing But Nets, which raises awareness and funds for the prevention of malaria in Africa.

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Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson (January 6, 1955 Consett-) also known as Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, Mr. Rowan Atkinson, Row, Mr. Bean or Ro Atkinson is a British actor, comedian, screenwriter and voice actor. He has two children, Benjamin Atkinson and Lily Atkinson.

Atkinson studied electrical engineering at Newcastle University before pursuing a career in entertainment. He gained popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s with his performances in the BBC series "Not the Nine O'Clock News" and "Blackadder". However, Atkinson is perhaps best known for his iconic character Mr. Bean, which he created and starred in during the 1990s. He has also appeared in numerous films, including "Four Weddings and a Funeral", "Johnny English", and "Love Actually". Atkinson is noted for his physical comedy and deadpan delivery, as well as his vocal talents, which he has lent to characters in films such as "The Lion King" and "Johnny English". In addition to his entertainment career, Atkinson is a car enthusiast and has competed in various motoring events.

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Darnell Williams

Darnell Williams (March 3, 1955 London-) is a British actor.

He is best known for his portrayal of Jesse Hubbard on the popular soap opera All My Children, for which he won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Williams began his career in acting in the 1980s, appearing in several television shows and movies. Apart from All My Children, he has also acted in other TV shows such as The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In addition to his acting career, Williams is also a talented dancer and has performed in numerous stage productions. He has been married to his wife, actress Suzzanne Douglas, since 1987 and they have one daughter together.

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Rolf Saxon

Rolf Saxon (November 30, 1955 Alexandria-) is a British actor. He has one child, Reuben Saxon.

Rolf Saxon began his acting career in the late 1970s in London's West End before moving on to television and film. He is best known for his roles in movies such as "The Sicilian" (1987), "Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001), and "Mission: Impossible" (1996). He has also appeared in numerous television shows, including "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "CSI: Miami". In addition to his acting work, Saxon is also a trained musician and has performed as a singer and guitarist in various bands. He continues to act and occasionally performs in musical productions.

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Jack Ellis

Jack Ellis (June 4, 1955 London-) also known as John S Ellis is a British actor. He has two children, Theo Ellis and Alice Ellis.

Ellis is best known for his work in the popular British police drama, "The Bill", in which he portrayed Detective Inspector Frank Burnside. He appeared in the series for over a decade, from 1984 until 1995, and subsequently reprised his role in spin-off series "Burnside" and "The Bill: Uncovered" in 2000 and 2004 respectively.

In addition to his work on television, Ellis has had an extensive career on stage, including appearances in West End productions of shows like "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" and "Deathtrap". He has also appeared in numerous films, such as "A Touch of Frost" and "Bad Girls".

Outside of acting, Ellis has a keen interest in boxing and has even trained as an amateur boxer.

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Lou Hirsch

Lou Hirsch (February 27, 1955 Brooklyn-) is a British actor and voice actor.

He began his career in the late 1970s, performing on stage and screen, mostly in the United Kingdom. His notable roles include playing the title character in the original West End production of "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story." Hirsch is also a prolific voice actor and has provided the voices for many iconic characters in popular video games, TV shows, and movies. Some of his most notable voice acting performances include the characters of The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff in the animated series "Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling," Doctor Light in the "Teen Titans" animated series, and Rikki Tikki Tavi in the animated movie "Chuck Jones' Rikki-Tikki-Tavi."

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Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell (August 21, 1955 Keighley-) also known as Michael Holmes Mitchell is a British actor and film producer.

He began his career as an actor in the late 1970s, appearing in various stage productions before transitioning to film and television roles. Mitchell became a familiar face on British television with his role in the long-running series "Hollyoaks" in the early 2000s.

In addition to his acting work, Mitchell has also produced a number of films, including the critically acclaimed "The King's Speech" (2010), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Outside of his entertainment career, Mitchell is known for his philanthropic work. He has supported various charitable organizations, particularly those focused on children's health and education. Mitchell was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2012 for his contributions to the arts and charity.

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Edward Hibbert

Edward Hibbert (September 9, 1955 Long Island-) is a British actor, literary agent and voice actor.

He is best known for his role as Gil Chesterton on the TV series Frasier. He has also appeared in several films, including The Prestige and Taking Woodstock, as well as on Broadway in the revival of The Drowsy Chaperone. Along with his acting career, Hibbert is also a successful literary agent who has represented numerous best-selling authors. He has lent his distinctive voice to many animated series, including Hercules, Family Guy, and American Dad. In addition to his career in entertainment, Hibbert is also an avid supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and has been involved in various fundraising efforts for organizations that provide services and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Michael Troughton

Michael Troughton (March 2, 1955 Hampstead-) is a British actor, teacher and writer.

He is the son of actor Patrick Troughton, best known for playing the Second Doctor on the long-running British science fiction series, Doctor Who. Michael Troughton has had an extensive career in acting, with notable roles in TV shows such as The New Statesman and Casualty. He has also worked as a teacher, teaching drama and English in various schools in the UK. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Troughton is also a published author, with his book on his father’s life and career, entitled "Patrick Troughton: The Biography", being highly regarded by Doctor Who fans and critics.

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Stephen Frost

Stephen Frost (December 28, 1955 Cornwall-) also known as Steve Frost or the Oblivion Boys is a British comedian and actor.

Frost is best known for his work as a member of the comedy troupe The Comedy Store Players and for his role as Billy in the BBC sitcom "The Young Ones". He began his comedy career in the 1980s and has since appeared on a number of television shows, including "Blackadder", "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", and "Benidorm". Frost is also an accomplished writer, having contributed to several comedy shows and co-writing the book "The Complete and Utter History of the World". In addition to his work in comedy, Frost is also a keen cyclist and has participated in several long-distance rides for charity.

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David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson (December 2, 1955 Leeds-) is a British film producer, actor and screenwriter.

He is best known for his work as a producer on a number of successful British films, including "The Full Monty" (1997) and "Shallow Grave" (1994). In addition to his work as a producer, Wilkinson has also acted in a number of films and television shows, such as "Agatha Christie's Poirot" (1991) and "The Crying Game" (1992). He has also written several screenplays, including the film "Down Among the Big Boys" (1993). Wilkinson has won several awards for his work in the film industry, including a BAFTA award for Best Film for "The Full Monty" in 1998. He continues to work on a variety of film projects to this day.

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Michael Chance

Michael Chance (March 7, 1955 Penn-) a.k.a. Chance, Michael is a British actor and singer-songwriter.

He is known for his work in Early Music as a countertenor, and has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals worldwide. Chance has also appeared in several notable productions, including Handel's "Orlando" and "Julius Caesar", and Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo". In addition to his music career, Michael Chance has also worked as a coach and conductor, and has served as artistic director for several festivals and organizations. He has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, and has been praised for his beautiful and expressive voice as well as his dynamic stage presence.

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Garry Cooper

Garry Cooper (June 2, 1955 Kingston upon Hull-) is a British actor. He has one child, Ruby Cooper.

Garry Cooper started his acting career by appearing in several productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He then transitioned to film and television, where he has appeared in various projects over the years. Some of his notable film credits include "The Crucible," "Interview with the Vampire," and "The Mummy." On television, he has appeared in popular series such as "Doctor Who," "Casualty," and "The Bill." Apart from acting, Cooper is also a guitarist and had a brief stint as a stand-up comedian. He remains active in the entertainment industry and continues to take on new projects.

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Ted Robbins

Ted Robbins (August 11, 1955 Liverpool-) is a British comedian, actor, disc jockey, presenter, radio personality and voice actor. He has two children, Jack Robbins and Molly Robbins.

Robbins began his career in entertainment as a disc jockey on various radio stations in the UK. He later transitioned to television, hosting and appearing on shows such as "The Slammer" and "Phoenix Nights". Robbins is also a talented voice actor, lending his voice to numerous characters in animated television series and films, including "Bob the Builder" and "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit".

In addition to his work in entertainment, Robbins is also known for his charitable efforts. He has helped raise money for various organizations, including the British Heart Foundation and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Despite experiencing health issues in recent years, including a heart attack in 2015 during a live performance, Robbins remains a beloved figure in British entertainment and continues to work in the industry.

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Edward Tudor-Pole

Edward Tudor-Pole (December 6, 1955 Lambeth-) also known as Edward TudorPole, Tudor-Pole, Edward, Ed Tudor Pole, Eddie Tudor Pole, Edward Tudor Pole, Eddie Tenpole, Tenpole Tudor, Eddie Tudor-Pole or Ed Tudor-Pole is a British presenter, singer, actor and musician.

He first gained fame as the lead singer of the punk rock band Tenpole Tudor in the early 1980s, known for hits such as "Swords of a Thousand Men" and "Wünderbar". Tudor-Pole also acted in film and television, including appearances in "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" and "The Crystal Maze". In addition, he presented several TV shows, including "The Power Game" and "The Word". Tudor-Pole has continued to perform and record music, releasing several albums as a solo artist and collaborating with other musicians. He is also known for his charity work and involvement in animal welfare campaigns.

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