Derek Fowlds is confirmed dead at the age of 82.
Derek was best known as a British actor (Yes Minister).
RT @CameronYardeJnr: Just read that Derek Fowlds has died. Excellent in Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister. And had one of the best lines…
@RabbitAndSnail @CinemaMuseum Great. See you next week. Are you also going to have a special screening for the full…
@oflynnsocial and the tribute on @BBCFOUR to Derek Fowlds 'Yes prime minister' just happened to be about a PM who m…
RT @gilbycat97: Watching Yes prime minister on BBC four, an absolute comedy masterclass and a wonderful tribute to the late Derek Fowlds
A quite brilliant episode of “Yes, Prime Minister” broadcast on BBC4 thisevening, in tribute to Derek Fowlds, who d…
@SarahLudford @BBCFOUR I’m listening to all of them again in memory of Derek Fowlds.
Watching ‘Yes Prime Minister’ on #bbc4 and reflecting on how brilliant it was. And how nothing has changed! No one…
Yes Prime Minister now on BBC4 as a tribute to Derek Fowlds. Classic comedy and every bit as relevant today!
Watching Yes prime minister on BBC four, an absolute comedy masterclass and a wonderful tribute to the late Derek Fowlds
At 8pm on @BBCFOUR is an episode of Yes, Prime Minister in tribute to the wonderful Derek Fowlds.
A fitting tribute to #DerekFowlds tonight at 8pm on @bbcfour - The very last episode of Yes Prime Minister ('The T…
Neil Peart, Terry Jones, Nicholas Parsons, Derek Fowlds, Andy Gill. For people of a certain age 2020 has started badly. #2020deathtoll
RT @Adrian_Dalby: Tribute to Derek Fowlds Yes, Prime Minister: The Tangled Web 28/1/88 Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds,…
Tribute to Derek Fowlds 1223619711671447554,2020-02-01 14:50:47 +0000,Walsh_AJ,RT @mikewarburton: One of the best lines in Sitcom history delivered superbly as ever by the late Derek Fowlds.
RT @CameronYardeJnr: Just read that Derek Fowlds has died. Excellent in Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister. And had one of the best lines…
RT @CameronYardeJnr: Just read that Derek Fowlds has died. Excellent in Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister. And had one of the best lines…
RT @CameronYardeJnr: Just read that Derek Fowlds has died. Excellent in Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister. And had one of the best lines…
RT @CameronYardeJnr: Just read that Derek Fowlds has died. Excellent in Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister. And had one of the best lines…
RT @CameronYardeJnr: Just read that Derek Fowlds has died. Excellent in Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister. And had one of the best lines…
Derek Fowlds
Derek Fowlds Allan Warren.jpg
Fowlds in 1974
Born
Derek James Fowlds

(1937-09-02)2 September 1937
Wandsworth, London, England
Died17 January 2020(2020-01-17) (aged 82)
Bath, Somerset, England
OccupationActor, presenter
Years active1962–2020
Spouse(s)
Wendy Tory
(m. 1963; div. 1973)

Lesley Judd
(m. 1974; div. 1978)
Partner(s)Jo Lindsay (1976-2012; her death)
Children2
Derek James Fowlds (2 September 1937 – 17 January 2020) was an English actor, known for his appearances in popular TV series including The Basil Brush Show, Yes Minister and Heartbeat
Contents
1 Early life
2 Career
3 Personal life and death
4 Filmography
5 References
6 External links
Early life
Fowlds was born in Wandsworth, London, the son of Ketha Muriel (née Treacher) and James Witney Fowlds, a salesman. Fowlds was educated at Ashlyns School, a former Secondary Modern School in the historic town of Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire.
Career
After amateur acting, Fowlds trained at RADA and made his debut on the West End stage in The Miracle Worker. He appeared in various film roles, including Tamahine (1963), East of Sudan (1964), Hotel Paradiso (1966), Frankenstein Created Woman (1967), The Smashing Bird I Used to Know (1969), Tower of Evil (1972) and Mistress Pamela (1974), prior to becoming familiar to British television child viewers as 'Mr. Derek' in the children's series The Basil Brush Show, replacing Rodney Bewes as presenter.
He played the role of Lord Randolph Churchill in the ATV series Edward the Seventh (1975). In Yes Minister and its sequel Yes, Prime Minister he played the naïve and callow Bernard Woolley alongside Paul Eddington's Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne's Humphrey Appleby.
From 1983 to 1985, Fowlds played the lead role in the sitcom Affairs of the Heart. He featured in a more sinister role in the 1990 political thriller Die Kinder. Fowlds then played old and curmudgeonly Oscar Blaketon in the long-running Yorkshire Television police drama nostalgia series Heartbeat set in the sixties for its entire eighteen-year run beginning in 1992. The character first appeared as the local police sergeant, then retired from the force and ran the post office before becoming a publican.
Personal life and death
Fowlds married, and later divorced, both Wendy Tory and the Blue Peter presenter and dancer Lesley Judd. His partner of 36 years, Jo Lindsay, died in 2012. He was the father of two sons including the actor Jeremy Fowlds. He died at Royal United Hospital in Bath on 17 January 2020 at age 82, from complications of heart failure and sepsis, which had followed pneumonia.
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