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Fred Feast

Scarborough born actor Fred Feast was best known for his role as the idle Rovers Return potman Fred Gee in the long running soap opera Coronation Street from 1975 to 1984. Prior to showbusiness, Feast was a PT instructor in the Parachute Regiment, driving instructor, butcher, trawlerman, dolphin trainer, computer systems analyst, nightclub owner, personal shopper, publican and maître d' at a Michelin star Algarve restaurant. He entered showbusiness as a variety artist and stand up comic, and appeared in TV plays such as Alan Bennett's A Day Out, Ken Loach's Days of Hope and Jack Rosenthal's Another Sunday and Sweet FA, alongside serials such as Sam and the sitcom Nearest and Dearest. He left Coronation Street in 1984 due to repeated bouts of ill health (depression) and a fear of becoming typecast or set in his ways. Instead he took on a three year stint on the BBC rural drama All Creatures Great and Small as knackerman Jeff Mallock. One of his last roles was that of Arthur the pigeon fancier in the 1998 film Little Voice, shot in his native Scarborough.

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Oct 5, 1929 In Scarborough, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Another Sunday and Sweet F.A. 1972-01-09
Latest Project:
Movie Little Voice 1998-11-05
Known For
Poster of Little Voice
Poster of Bill Brand
Poster of There Is a Happy Land
Poster of Crown Court
Movie Little Voice Arthur 1998-11-05
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1992-04-10
Series 3-2-1 Unknown 1978-09-15
Series Bill Brand Parfitt 1976-06-07
Movie Ready When You Are, Mr McGill Kenneth - Sound Recordist 1976-01-11
Movie All Creatures Great and Small Farmer in Cinema 1975-07-27
Series Days of Hope Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie There Is a Happy Land Mr Longbottom 1974-05-05
Movie Another Sunday and Sweet F.A. Parker Street Coach 1972-01-09
Movie A Day Out Gamekeeper 1972-12-24
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11