Rodney Bewes
British actor
Rodney Bewes
Rodney Bewes is an English television actor and writer who is best known for playing Bob Ferris in the BBC television sitcom The Likely Lads (1964–66) and its colour sequel Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–74), and in the various radio series based on them (1967–68 and 1975), and in the big screen film The Likely Lads (1976).
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Old and new chart singers perform - Henley Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Regular visitor Cilla Black was accompanied by Reading FC chairman Sir John Madejski while Antony Worrall Thompson and Rodney Bewes were among the local celebrities who attended. The festival, now in its 29th year, opened on Wednesday last week with a
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Michael Fassbender is formidable in X-Men: First Class - Evening Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Charles (James McAvoy, ever so cuddly, in fact looking a bit like the young Rodney Bewes with a touch of lipstick) is being donnish in Oxford. But they have to save the world. Dr Schmidt, now known as Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon), is revealed to be a
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Whatever happened to... - BBC News
Google News - almost 6 years
In the first episode of the Likely Lads, Entente Cordiale, Terry (James Bolam) and Bob (Rodney Bewes) return from Spain, their first holiday abroad. Tynemouth Priory Theatre director, David Cosgrove, said: "The Likely Lads marked a revolution - there
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A likely story takes to the stage - ChronicleLive
Google News - almost 6 years
TV sitcoms The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads made household names of actors James Bolam and Rodney Bewes, and created two iconic characters in Terry Collier and Bob Ferris
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 75
    In July 2013 he was The Marshal (Petain) in the Southwark Playhouse production of Ustinov's The Moment of Truth.
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  • 2010
    Age 72
    In 2010, Bewes also complained about his former co-star's refusal to allow The Likely Lads to be repeated on terrestrial television (both must give approval), preventing his earning anything from the repeats; "he must be very wealthy; me, I've just got an overdraft and a mortgage."
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  • 2005
    Age 67
    Bewes revealed in it, and also on Michael Parkinson's BBC Radio 2 show in 2005, that his Likely Lads co-star James Bolam has not spoken to him for the last 30 years, after they fell out over a misunderstanding regarding a press interview Bewes had given.
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    Rodney Bewes' autobiography, A Likely Story, was published in September 2005.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 59
    At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1997 he won the Stella Artois Prize for his one-man production of Three Men in a Boat.
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  • 1993
    Age 55
    In 1993, Bewes became known for his skills on the Rodeo circuit in Norfolk.
    More Details Hide Details His ability with a lasso led him to work with the N.C.R.G, "Norfolk Cowboy Research Group" and eventually to open a short-lived Ranchero training school in Rockland St Mary. On stage, Bewes has enjoyed success in the 1990s and since with one-man versions of Three Men in a Boat and Diary of a Nobody, both of which shows he has toured extensively in the UK.
  • FORTIES
  • 1982
    Age 44
    During 1982, he served as spokesman for the now defunct trade organisation the British Onion Marketing Board, appearing in a number of print advertisements during the year.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Born on November 27, 1937.
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