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Denis Lill

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Denis Lill
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Denis Lill

Born: Wed 22nd April 1942 (age: 75)

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Denis Lill  is a New Zealand-born British actor.

He twice appeared in Doctor Who: as Dr Fendelman in the 1977 serial Image of the Fendahl and as Sir George Hutchinson in 1984's The Awakening,

Some of his many film and television roles include Fall of Eagles (1974),Edward the Seventh (1975), Survivors (1975�1977), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), as William Knox d-Arcy, the Australian oil pioneer in Persia, in Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), Rumpole of the Bailey (1983�1992),Mapp & Lucia (1985�1986), Only Fools and Horses (1989�1992),Richard III (1995), Evita (1996), and Rebecca (1997).

He starred in the second (1976 and 1977) two series ofTerry Nation's post-apocalyptic BBC drama Survivors as Charles Vaughan. In the 1990s sitcom Outside Edge he played Dennis.

He also appeared as the drunken MP Sir Talbot Buxomly who died onscreen in an episode of Blackadder the Third. He also appeared as Sir Reuben Astwell in "The Underdog" (1993) of the detective series Poirot. He appeared in Red Dwarf, playing a rogue simulant in "Gunmen of the Apocalypse" and from 2003 until 2011 Lill starred in the ITV1 drama The Royal. as Consultant General Surgeon Mr. Rose.