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Derek Fowlds Bio – Derek Fowlds Wiki
Derek Fowlds was an English actor. He was best known for playing Private Secretary Bernard Woolley in the sitcom Yes Minister and its sequel Yes, Prime Minister, as well as for his role as Oscar Blaketon in the long-running police drama Heartbeat.
Prior to his role as ‘Mr. Derek’ in the children’s series The Basil Brush Show, replacing Rodney Bewes as presenter, he appeared in various film roles, including Tamahine (1963), East of Sudan (1964), Hotel Paradiso (1966), Frankenstein Created Woman (1967), The Smashing Bird I Used to Know (1969), Tower of Evil (1972) and Mistress Pamela (1974).
He played the role of Lord Randolph Churchill in the ATV series Edward the Seventh (1975), played Bernard Woolley in Yes Minister and its sequel Yes, Prime Minister.
Derek Fowlds Age
He was born on 2 September 1937, in Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom. He died on 17 January 2020 in Bath, Somerset, England. He was 82 years old.
Derek Fowlds Wife
Fowlds was married twice. He was married to his first wife Lesley Judd from 1974–1978 and to his second wife Wendy Tory from 1964–1973.
Derek Fowlds Children
He had 2 children; cameraman Jamie Fowlds and actor Jeremy Fowlds.
Derek Fowlds Family
He was the son of Ketha Muriel and James Witney Fowlds.
Derek Fowlds Death
Derek Fowlds died on 17 January 2020 at the age of 82 at the Royal United Hospitals Bath after suffering from pneumonia.
Helen Bennett, his personal assistant, told the PA, “He was the most beloved man to everybody who ever met him, he never had a bad word to say about anybody and he was so well respected, adored by everyone. You couldn’t have met a nicer person ever, he was just a wonderful man and I will miss him terribly.”
Film director Edgar Wright tweeted: “RIP Derek Fowlds AKA ‘Mr Derek’ AKA Sir Bernard Woolley. This is as classic a scene in British comedy as they come.”
Derek Fowlds Cause of death
Fowlds died after suffering from pneumonia that led to heart failure caused by sepsis.
Derek Fowlds Height
He stood at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).