Monday 18 June 2012

Roger Sloman

Roger Sloman:

Finger: "Who the bleedin' hell d'you think you are?"

Keith: "I'm a good citizen who's aware of his responsibilities"

Finger: "You're a bloody comedian mate"
(from 'Nuts In May')

Gangling, knotty faced actor, best known for his brilliantly awkward portrayal of the insufferable Keith in Mike Leigh's 1976 Play For Today,  'Nuts In May'. His flat London vowels have lent their moderate force to a number of roles in the petty official and whingeing neighbour line. 

On TV, his appearances include the nasty PE teacher Mr Foster in 'Grange Hill' (twisting Tucker's ear and making Benny do gym in his underpants), and playing John Nettles's uptight boss in 'Bergerac'. You might also see him crop up in detective stuff like 'Hazell', 'The Chinese Detective', 'The Sweeney', 'Cracker', 'Shoestring' and "The Gentle Touch', as well as comedy from 'The Young Ones', 'Blackadder' and 'Ripping Yarns' down to 'Terry and June and (oh dear) 'Grace and Favour'.

Lots of kids TV too - possibly because of his ability to inhabit even the most Beano-ish of teacher parts with a degree of comic skill. 

Roger Sloman - imdb profile

1 comment:

  1. He was a member of the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool in the 1970s at the same time as Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Sher and Alison Steadman (his other half in Nuts in May)