Reg Varney
Actor
Reg Varney
Reginald Alfred "Reg" Varney was an English actor, most notable for his role as Stan Butler in 1970s TV sitcom On the Buses.
Biography
Reg Varney's personal information overview.
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On The Buses Revisited with new book - ATV Today
Google News - over 5 years
Theres also a few extracts from Reg Varney's diaries”. Tex Says, adding, “Photographs too, of course, I've got a few from various people that haven't been seen before, pictures from rehearsals of the show, film stills, etc
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Flashback: On The Buses - ATV Today
Google News - over 5 years
The series revolved around the antics of bus driver Stan Butler [Reg Varney] and his conductor Jack [Bob Grant] as they try to date their way through the female clippies of the bus company, avoid as much work as possible and wind up Inspector Blakey
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COMEDY RULES: FROM THE CAMBRIDGE FOOTLIGHTS TO YES, PRIME MINISTER BY JONATHAN ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
'This is a working-class show,' he was told of On The Buses, a Reg Varney vehicle. 'What we want is jokes about the price of fish.' Chekhov might have risen to that challenge, but for Lynn this was a depressing period, as was appearing in Shakespeare
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Pulling his finger out - Blackpool Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
You certainly couldn't revisit a TV series like On The Buses – Reg Varney was the best looking bloke in it, which isn't great, is it?” But apart from his stage work he is also studying for a degree from the Open University
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Worst TV to Film Adaptations: Friday Fiver - Digital Spy
Google News - over 5 years
Another fine example of taking everything fans love and throwing it out the nearest window, this painful film spinoff from On The Buses saw Stan (Reg Varney), Jack (Bob Grant) and Blakey (Stephen Lewis) fired from the bus depot and working at a holiday
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Complete series boxset of On The Buses to be released - ATV Today
Google News - over 5 years
The comedy starred Reg Varney, Bob Grant, Anna Karen, Michael Robbins, Doris Hare and Stephen Lewis. In ran between 1969 and 1973 for seven episodes totalling 74 episodes. The complete series boxset contains all seven seasons of On The Buses as well as
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France Elevates the ATM to Frenchiest Imaginable Level of Frenchness - Minyanville.com
Google News - over 5 years
It dispensed a maximum of £10 at a time, and Reg Varney, from the British sitcom On the Buses, was the first to use it. Sadly, Shepherd-Barron's dream of providing chocolate to peckish Londoners was not to be. However, Parisian baker Jean-Louis Hecht
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Tales of heaven and Hill - Herald Scotland
Google News - over 5 years
Hill took on the name Benny in honour of his favourite comic, Jack Benny, and toured the club circuit before becoming straight-man to future On The Buses star Reg Varney. After stints on radio and in sitcom, the earliest incarnation of The Benny Hill
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Pop star changes his tune for charitable cause - Brisbane Times
Google News - over 5 years
One of his first jobs was driving a lift at the city's Leviathan department store despite having a fear of being trapped inside (which happened years later in a Sydney lift with Reg Varney at the opening of the Opera House). Burns is a born-and-bred
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お金お金お金! あんなお金こんなお金12選 - ギズモード・ジャパン
Google News - over 5 years
銀行の小切手で遊ぶ子供たち。 米国立銀行で初めて発行された銀行券。 リディア王国で使われた、世界最古のコイン。 世界最古の銀行、イタリアMonte銀行の銀行券。1472年に発見。 Reg Varney氏。イギリスでATMを最初に使った人。 初2ドル札。シリアルナンバーが1番です!
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Vinny sticks to his plan and Lugs falls for it - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
“Well, well, if it isn't 'ol Reg Varney himself?” snarled Lugs through a mouth of broken teeth, the product of a vicious junior hurling final in Ballyboughal – Vinny had cowered in the dug-out as flailing blood, snot and bone filled the north Dublin
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Minor Bitish Institutions: The ATM - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
... British-Indian Army parachute instructor in his bath, sold to the chief general manager of Barclays over a pink gin before lunch, and launched by a genial British comic actor, Reg Varney, who made the first-ever cash withdrawal, in Enfield in 1967
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Carry On Star Wars - Screen International (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Elstree's very own Hollywood Walk of Fame (albeit a slightly more downbeat British one) was also unveiled outside the town's train station, featuring Roger Moore, Harrison Ford…and British comedy actor Reg Varney. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Reg Varney
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 91
    Varney died aged 92 in a nursing home in Budleigh Salterton, Devon, on 16 November 2008, following a chest infection.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by his daughter Jeanne Varney. In his retirement years, Varney painted local landscapes in oil, with many to professional standard and at one point some of his works were exhibited in London. In 2016, 100 years since Reg Varney was born, a show called "Before the Buses" was commissioned by Reg's daughter Jeanne and written by local playwright Steve Andrews.
  • 2002
    Age 85
    Varney moved to Devon in the late 1980s and lived alone after his wife, Lilian Emma Varney died in East Devon in 2002, aged 92.
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  • 1989
    Age 72
    In 1989 he suffered a stroke, which left him with an uneven heartbeat.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently he divided his time between his home in a small village near Dartmouth and a villa in Malta.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1970
    Age 53
    He was a subject of the television programme This Is Your Life in May 1970 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews.
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  • 1967
    Age 50
    The world's first voucher-based cash dispensing machine was installed at the Enfield Town branch of Barclays Bank. Varney was living in Enfield at the time and for publicity purposes he was photographed making the first withdrawal from the machine on Tuesday 27 June 1967.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1965
    Age 48
    Varney had a heart attack in 1965, and in 1981 he suffered a more serious one.
    More Details Hide Details He then contracted a severe viral infection, which for three years made working difficult for him.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1916
    Born
    Born on July 11, 1916.
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