Friday 27 July 2012

Norman Eshley

Norman Eshley: 

For some, this tall, uncomfortable-looking actor will always be Jeffrey Fourmile, the priggish, long-suffering neighbour of 'George & Mildred' (although, confusingly, he had already played Robin Tripp's brother in 'Man About The House' before the 'G&M' spin-off), but he also appeared in a number of hard cop roles in 'The Sweeney' and 'The Professionals', as well as having an impressively varied TV career including 'Secret Army', 'I, Claudius', 'Cadfael', 'Minder' (as a vicar), and 'One Foot In The Grave'. He sustained head injuries in a serious car accident in 1993 which apparently wrecked his ability to memorise parts for the stage, and has sadly had only infrequent TV roles since. I wish him well.

Norman Eshley - imdb profile


  1. A wonderfully memorable role in the One Foot in the Grave 1997 Christmas special 'Endgame', as a butch detective-inspector covinced that hapless Tim Brook-Taylor is a kidnapper.

  2. He was good in the Sweeney as a posh chap with an ambitious wife who was terrified under fire. Nice acting.

  3. Wonderful actor who is now an author! Check out 'The Dreamtime of the Artful Dodger'.