Jeff Rawle

Last updated 09 January 2020

Jeff Rawle
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Jeff Rawle

Born: Friday 20th July 1951 (age: 72)

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Jeff Rawle  is a British actor, perhaps best known for playing the long-suffering George in the sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. He played the character as Silas Blissett in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from December 2010, until November 2011.

He played Plantagenet in the 1984 Doctor Who story Frontios. Also appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Rawle was born in Birmingham. He landed his first major role in 1973 as Billy in the TV version of Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall's Billy Liar. He appeared in Faith in the Future on ITV from 1995-1998. He also appeared in the ITV series Doc Martin as Roger Fenn.

He played Amos Diggory father to Cedric Diggory played by Robert Pattinson in the fourth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 

Rawle has provided numerous narrations including A Bear Called Paddington, three series of the Duchess of York's Budgie the Little Helicopter,Stephen Hawking's Universe and Tom Fort's The Grass is Always Greener for BBC Radio 4.