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Aubrey Woods

Last updated 09 January 2020

Aubrey Woods (1928-2013)
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Aubrey Woods

Born: Monday 9th April 1928
Died: Tuesday 7th May 2013 (age: 85)


Aubrey Woods was an English actor. 

His television credits included: Z-Cars, Up Pompeii!, Blake's 7, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Ever Decreasing Circles. He also played a notable role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, playing Bill the Candy Store Owner where he sang the song "The Candy Man" during some of the film's first scenes.

His first film role was as Smike in the 1947 film Nicholas Nickleby. On stage he played the role of Fagin in Lionel Bart's production of Oliver! at the New Theatre, St Martins Lane in the 1960s alongside Nicolette Roeg and Robert Bridges. He also appeared as Jacob and Potiphar in the 1991 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium - the soundtrack to which topped the British Albums Chart in August 1991.