Hugh Lloyd MBE

Last updated 09 January 2020

Hugh Lloyd MBE (1923-2008)
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Hugh Lewis Lloyd

Born: Sunday 22nd April 1923
Died: Monday 14th July 2008 (age: 85)


Hugh Lloyd  was an English actor who made his name in television and film comedy from the 1960s to the 1980s. He was best known for appearances in Hugh and I and other sitcoms of the 1960s.

He played Goronwy Jones in the Doctor Who story Delta and the Bannermen 

His first professional acting appearance was with ENSA and he worked in repertory theatre until 1957, when he made the first of 25 appearances on the television series Hancock's Half Hour. Many years after its first transmission, he would still be remembered as the character in the episode entitled The Blood Donor in which he forgets to return Tony Hancock's wine gums.

He appeared with Terry Scott in the series Hugh and I and The Gnomes of Dulwich; with Peggy Mount in Lollipop Loves Mr. Mole; in Jury and You Rang M'Lord?. He created the series Lord Tramp (1977), written by Michael Pertwee, in which he also starred. The Comedy Playhouse special, Hughie, in which he starred as a recently-released prisoner following the ending of Hugh and I, was unsuccessful.

Television plays in which he appeared include She's Been Away (starring Peggy Ashcroft); The Dunroamin Rising; A Matter Of Will (with Brenda Bruce); and a number of Alan Bennett plays, notably A Visit From Miss Protheroe (withPatricia Routledge), Say Something Happened (with Julie Walters and Thora Hird), and Me, I'm Afraid Of Virginia Woolf. 

Lloyd was awarded an MBE in the 2005 New Year Honours List for his services to drama and charity.