As a regularly recurring sight on the TV screens of the UK during the '70s-'90s, Nicholas McArdle's trademark drooping moustache and bald pate are so much more familiar than his name. His perennially middle-aged image has been lent to roles as politicians, council functionaries and dignitaries, accountants, army officers and a vast swathe of policemen of every rank from cloddish constable to chief inspector. See, for example, various coppers in 'Z-Cars', 'Crown Court', 'The Sweeney', 'The Professionals', 'Taggart' and 'Softly, Softly Task Force'.
|In 'The Sweeney' episode 'Hearts and Minds'
|In the last series of 'It Aint Half Hot Mum'
|'Porridge' (1979) giving Mr McKay a hard time in the movie version
|'Can You Keep It Up For A Week?' (1975)
Does a lot of voiceover work these days. Check out the commercial sound clips at this site for a hint of his range.