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Howard Lew Lewis

Howard Lew Lewis was an English comedian and actor best known for his roles in the 1980s sitcom Brush Strokes and Tony Robinson's children's comedy series Maid Marian and Her Merry Men. His first job was with the RAF as a a computer operator and he worked for several years in computing and telecommunications at managerial level before undertaking acting as his chosen career. He often appeared in vehicles for Ronnie Barker, including The Magnificent Evans and Open All Hour, and appeared in the first series of Blackadder. His film roles included Hal in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, a guard in Terry Gilliam's Brazil, Richard Attenborough's Chaplin, and the voice of Obelix in the 1994 animated film Asterix in America. Diabetes and dementia plagued him in later years and he was admitted into a community hospital in Edinburgh in 2017. On 28th January this year, Police Scotland confirmed they were investigating a complaint brought by Lewis's daughter Debora Milazzo against the hospital. She claims that her father was given an unnecessary cocktail of high-dose sedatives and maximum-strength opiate painkillers that subsequently brought about his death.

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Aug 21, 1941 In London, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Pennies from Heaven 1978-03-07
Latest Project:
Movie Small Town Folk 2007-01-01
Known For
Poster of Asterix Conquers America
Poster of Chaplin
Poster of Brazil
Poster of The Magnificent Evans
Movie Small Town Folk Knackerman #1 2007-01-01
Movie The Baby Juice Express Kent 2004-04-19
Series Keen Eddie Unknown 2003-06-03
Movie Quills First Vendor 2000-11-22
Movie The Tichborne Claimant The Hotel Manager 1998-08-01
Movie Asterix Conquers America Obélix (voice) 1994-09-28
Movie Shadowlands Tea Room Waiter 1993-12-25
Movie Chaplin Workhouse Official 1992-12-17
Movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Hal 1991-06-14
Series Noel's House Party Unknown 1991-11-23
Series Maid Marian and Her Merry Men Rabies 1989-11-16
Series Chelmsford 123 1988-03-09
Series Brush Strokes Elmo Putney 1986-09-01
Movie Brazil Black Maria Guard 1985-02-20
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series The Magnificent Evans Unknown 1984-09-06
Series Blackadder Mr. Applebottom 1983-06-15
Series Reilly, Ace of Spies Rowhedge 1983-09-05
Series Pennies from Heaven Policeman 1978-03-07