With a winning smile, tempered by a knack for portraying sarcasm and sleaziness, character actor George Costigan has a huge body of interesting work stretching back to the mid-'70s.
|As the sinister Mr Kemp in an episode of the excellent Granada series|
'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' starring Jeremy Brett
|As 'Philip the Bastard' in the 1984 TV version of 'King John'. A dispute over inheritance is|
judged by the king (Leonard Rossiter). His half brother (Edward Hibbert, right) loses out.
A favourite for me might be his cheerfully caustic copper from Alan Plater's 'The Biederbecke Connection', and he sticks in the mind as the randy lead in the (now probably unwatchable) 'Rita Sue and Bob Too', that jolly comedy look at grooming impressionable teenagers for sex.
|Different times indeed. With Michelle Holmes and Siobhan Finneran in the |
Bradford-based schoolgirl sex comedy 'Rita Sue & Bob Too' (1987).
|In the Christmas Day episode of 'Doctor Who' from 2007, |
'Voyage Of The Damned' as Max Capricorn
|With Sean Scanlon, as the cynically comedic coppers on an |
overtime-generating stake out in 'The Beiderbecke Connection'