† May 19 1931 – March 8 2021
'No, no, no, no, no...'
But yes, 'The Vicar of Dibley's endearingly speech impeded Jim Trott is the most widely known of the many TV characters played by this fascinating veteran actor, born in London in 1931, but he's been equally prolific on the stage, particularly with the RSC and the Royal Exchange in Manchester. He has acted with a star-studded roll-call of luvvies including (deep breath) Kenneth Cranham, Judi Dench, Barry Foster, Michael Gambon, Brian Glover, Nigel Havers, Patricia Hayes, Michael Hordern, Martin Jarvis, Anna Massey, Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Bill Nighy, Diana Quick, Ralph Richardson, Paul Scofield, Fiona Shaw, Imelda Staunton, Maggie Steed, Zoe Wanamaker, Billie Whitelaw, Penelope Wilton and David Yelland - to name but a few.
|Looking uncannily like his son Daniel Peacock in|
the Adam Faith comedy 'What A Whopper!' (1961)
|He wrote this mostly forgotten 45, but a jukebox burst on the |
soundtrack of 'Victim (1961) might have raised a few guineas
|In the 1964 TV special, 'Around The Beatles'|
|As old lag and golf caddy, Previous, making things tricky for |
Arthur at the golf club in a '90s episode of 'Minder'
|Arranging a pugilistic contest for a rather flimsy Lord Byron|
(Richard Chamberlain) in 'Lady Caroline Lamb' (1972)
Trivia: When he appeared on 'The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer', he played a Vox Continental organ while wearing a red catsuit in Uncle Peter's Band.
The father of Daniel Peacock. And Harry Peacock - best known as Ray Bloody Purchase from 'Toast of London'.
* You can now watch this little gem on the BFI website.
Also appeared as a vicious Stalinist in the film Sunshine. Is there no part he can't play? Thanks for this very informative blog.ReplyDelete
Vicar of Dibley Season 2 Episode 2 "Dibley Live" Jim Trott is wearing a FSU Seminoles ball cap. I am curious about knowing if Trevor has a connection to FSU (Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida) I know FSU has a London Program which offers courses in Shakespeare and Introduction to London Theatre. I am an FSU graduate and majored in theatre back in the 1970s.ReplyDelete
With his RSC experience, he's certainly well-qualified to lead a seminar for theatre students, so it's possible that it's his own visual ad-lib. My own guess is that it would be a random BBC costume prop chosen by the production team to jar humorously with his character's usual dusty tweeds.Delete