Biographies

Geoffrey Lancashire

Geoffrey Lancashire

Geoffrey Lancashire

One critic once wrote when reviewing Geoffrey Lancashire's work, "If Geoffrey Lancashire didn't exist, he would have to have been invented."

Glen Larson shows

Glen A Larson

Glen Larson shows

As one of the most prolific television producers of all time, Glen A. Larson created more top-rated audience pleasers than any other showrunner. The critics hated his shows and other detractors claimed none of them were his original work

Rosemary Leach

Rosemary Leach

Rosemary Leach

"I’m as good as Judi Dench, I’m sure I am." Television Heaven pays tribute to an actress who left behind a remarkable body of work

Hugh Lloyd

Hugh Lloyd

Hugh Lloyd

Hugh Lloyd found fame in 'Hancock's Half Hour' and his was a perenially popular face in television sitcoms throughout the 1960s and 1970s. In this article, Television Heaven pays tribute to an actor who charmed Britain for over half a century

Roger Lloyd-Pack

Roger Lloyd-Pack

Roger Lloyd-Pack

One of British sitcom's most iconic characters, Lloyd-Pack also played important roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. He described Trigger in Only Fools and Horses as both a blessing and a curse, before cementing his status as a national treasure in The Vicar of Dibley

Herbert Lom

Herbert Lom

Herbert Lom

In a career spanning more than 65 years, Herbert Lom played an extraordinarily wide range of characters on both the big and small screen

Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe could get more laughs by the raise of an eyebrow or a subtle hand movement than most actors could get out of whole sentences. However, in private Lowe was not filled with the laughs he so easily gave to others.

Fulton Mackay

Fulton Mackay

Fulton Mackay

A name synonymous with the authoritarian yet comically rigid prison officer in Porridge, Fulton Mackay won his way into the hearts of the British public by balancing his exceptional humour with a commanding presence, earning him a place in the pantheon of great character actors

Jacqueline Mackenzie

Jacqueline Mackenzie

Jacqueline Mackenzie

The British born writer and presenter whose brief TV career in the 1950s was a prelude to her coming out - becoming a trailblazing gay rights activist and making her a role model to thousands

Victor Maddern

Victor Maddern

Victor Maddern

One of the most distinctive and eloquent faces in British cinema, Victor Maddern epitomised the post-war British film industry. Television Heaven looks back, with the help of his daughter, Julie White, on a prolific career that also took in a huge variety of television and stage.