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Sheffield news What happened to the cast of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet after the show finished PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The programme aired on ITV and BBC with it being incredibly popular with viewers

Sheffield news  What happened to the cast of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet after the show finished PremierLeague-News.Com
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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Auf Wiedersehen, Pet is one of the best loved British shows of all-time and we thought it would be good to see what the cast are up to these days. The comedy drama, which was originally aired on ITV and later on the BBC, followed the lives of working lads on a construction site who leave England in search of employment overseas. Tim Healy, Jimmy Nail and Kevin Whately were some of the household names who appeared in the series which first aired on ITV between 1983 and 1986. The first series followed the workmen as they lived and worked in Düsseldorf. The programme was revived back in 2002 and ran until 2004. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet regularly features on list of the best British TV shows ever. Given how much the programme is loved we thought we’d see what the acting stars have been up to since the show finished. We’ve compiled this list using help from our colleagues at The Chronicle and The Mirror. To sign up for our What's On newsletter, click here. Tim Healy Tim Healy is father of The 1975's lead singer Matt Healy   Tim was born in Benwell, Newcastle, in 1952. As bricklayer Dennis Patterson, he was the often-reluctant 'leader' of the lads in Germany, keeping them in line and sorting out their problems. A young Tim paid his dues on the am-dram stages and around the workingmen's clubs of Tyneside, landing a role in TV's A Captain's Tale (1982), a dramatisation of West Auckland FC's two 'world cup' wins in the early 1900s. Playing the 'gaffer', Tim was one of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet's major players in each of its four series. His other TV work has included Boys From The Bush (1991), Breezeblock (2002), Benidorm (2009), Waterloo Road (2009) and Still Open All Hours (2014), while he also appeared in the film Purely Belter (2000), and in Billy Elliot The Musical. Tim is one of the co-founders of the two-yearly Sunday For Sammy concerts in memory of Tyneside actor Sammy Johnson (who appeared briefly in series two of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet as Martin Cooper) which raise funds to help young upcoming musical and acting talent on Tyneside. In 2020, the Daily Mirror told how Healy was unhappy that scenes had been cut from repeats of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet on UKTV. “It’s political correctness gone mad,” he said. “The rhythm of the scenes is now stilted and awkward. It's a shame all the gags have gone." Follow Best in Leeds To find out more about what’s on in Leeds and Yorkshire visit our Best in Leeds Facebook page. You'll find the latest food and drink reviews, gigs, events and lifestyle news. Download the LeedsLive app - You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from the Apple App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play. Jimmy Nail Jimmy Nail was a huge favourite in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet   Jimmy Bradford, or as most of us know him Jimmy Nail, was born in Longbenton, North Tyneside, in 1954. An early brush with showbusiness came as singer with Newcastle punk band the King Crabs, in which he wore a dress and hobnail boots on stage! Jimmy's Auf Wiedersehen, Pet audition was initially for a part as an extra, but such was his immediate star quality, La Frenais and Clement bumped him up to play the boozy and bellicose main character of brickie, Leonard 'Oz' Osbourne. Jimmy the musician also made an impact. In 1985, his cover of Rose Royce’s Love Don’t Live Here Anymore was a big UK hit. In 1992, he returned to the charts with Ain’t No Doubt which became his biggest hit, reaching number 1. Further 1990s hits included Crocodile Shoes - the title track of the TV series which Nail created and starred in - as well as Cowboy Dreams and Big River. At the same time, he was further flexing his creative muscles, both writing and starring as Tyneside Detective Freddie Spender. Largely shot on location in the North East, Spender ’s three series were major TV hits. Later, Nail’s 2008 BBC series Parents Of The Band enjoyed relatively modest viewing figures. In 2014, he was part of Sting's Last Ship stage musical project, recalling life growing up near Tyneside's now-vanished shipyards. Jimmy's film work includes appearing with Madonna and Antonio Banderas in Evita (1996). Having lived in London for many years, Jimmy is still involved in the Sunday For Sammy events, which he helped co-found in 2000. Enter your postcode to see which businesses are delivering near you Kevin Whatley Kevin Whatley has starred in lots of big British dramas   Kevin Whatley was born in Humshaugh near Hexham, Northumberland, in 1951. A guitar-playing folk singer, he was an amateur actor at Newcastle’s People’s Theatre in the 1970s, while studying to be an accountant at the same time. Turning professional in the late-70s, and basing himself in London, Kevin popped up on TV in the likes of Shoestring, Juliet Bravo, Angels and Coronation Street – as well as in various stage roles – before hitting the jackpot with Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. He told the Chronicle at the time of the first show in 1983: “Each episode is a little play on its own.

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. They were certainly the best television scripts I’d ever read.” His star would rise even further as he later landed a plum role in the successful Inspector Morse, alongside John Thaw, and then secured the starring spot in the spin-off series Lewis. In the mid-90s he played Dr Jack Kerruish in the TV favourite, Peak Practice. Living near Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, in recent years Kevin has appeared on the likes of Lorraine, Pointless Celebrities, and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, as well as starring in the two-yearly Sunday For Sammy show, along with his old Auf Wiedersehen, Pet mates, Tim Healy and Jimmy Nail. Timothy Spall Timothy Spall played Peter Taylor in Leeds United film The Damned United   Timothy Spall played Barry Taylor, the electrician and boring but likeable Brummie in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. In fact, the one-time member of the "West Bromwich and District Sunday Methodist table tennis league" hailed in real life, not from the Midlands, but from Battersea in London. He was born in 1957. Since then his career has gone from strength to strength. He received critical acclaim for his performance in Secrets & Lies (1996), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Subsequently, he starred in supporting roles, including Simon Graham in The Last Samurai (2003), Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter film series (2004-2010), Albert Pierrepoint in Pierrepoint (2005), Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Peter Taylor in The Damned United (2009), and Winston Churchill in The King’s Speech (2010). He starred in the television documentary Timothy Spall: Back at Sea (2010-2012) and in 2014 won the Best Actor award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for portraying J. M. W. Turner in Mike Leigh’s biographical film Mr Turner. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2000 New Year Honours. In 1996, Spall was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, but has since been in remission. Read More Related Articles Here's what the cast from Leeds United film The Damned United are up to now Read More Related Articles The Emmerdale stars you forgot appeared in Coronation Street before crossing the Pennines Christopher Fairbank Christopher Fairbank has been a familiar face on our TV screens   Much like Brummie Barry was, in fact, played by a Londoner in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, so the affable ex-con Moxey (aka Albert Moxey), a Liverpudlian plasterer in the show, was portrayed by actor Chris Fairbank who was born in Hertfordshire in 1953. When the lads' hut is destroyed by a blaze after Barry's motorbike catches fire at the very end of series one, we see the Scouse arsonist looking on approvingly. Chris has numerous television credits to his name, including Sapphire and Steel, The Professionals, and The Scarlet Pimpernel. He provided voice talent for two Aardman feature-length films, Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Flushed Away. In 2011, Fairbank starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as a pirate called Ezekiel, and in 2012 he appeared as an Australian in Sky 1’s Starlings. In 2017 he played Ibbotson, Delaney’s tenant farmer in BBC One’s drama Taboo, and a year later made an appearance in the North East drama Vera. Gary Holton Gary Holton died in October 1985 during production of the show's second series   Tragically, Gary Holton who played Auf Wiedersehen Pet's cheeky-chappie, womanising Cockney carpenter, Wayne Norris, died in October 1985 during production of the show's second series. Born in Clapham in 1953, Holton's main passion was rock music and he bore a definite resemblance to Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Woods. He was the front man of the band Heavy Metal Kids (1972-77), and he worked with Casino Steel (1981-84). He appeared on Channel 4's Tyneside-produced show The Tube in 1984. Gary died, aged 33, from a reported overdose of morphine combined with alcohol in 1985. In his early years, he worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford. In Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Holton played a character who liked his women, music and drink, which was said to be similar to his off-screen personality. Many of the cast of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet attended the 15-minute service and comforted Gary's friends and relatives afterwards. Pat Roach Pat Roach played Bomber in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet   Born in Birmingham in 1937, Pat Roach played the softly spoken gentle giant bricklayer Brian 'Bomber' Busbridge in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. He had been a well-known professional wrestler on the circuit and boxed as a youngster. During an acting career from the 1970s and 1990s he appeared in multiple cinema films, usually cast as a support player strongman villain. Read More Related Articles What the Heartbeat cast are up to a decade after iconic ITV drama ended Read More Related Articles What the cast of Happy Valley have been up to while we wait for third series of the BBC drama He appeared in the Indiana Jones films, and in the role of Petty Officer Edgar Evans in the television production The Last Place on Earth. He died aged 67 in 2004. The Chronicle reported in July of that year: "Tim Healy and Kevin Whately were among cast members to pay their respects. Jimmy Nail and Timothy Spall were also at the funeral in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire."

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