Barry Jackson (actor)

Barry Jackson (29 March 1938 – 5 December 2013) was an English stage, film and television actor.[1]

Barry Jackson
Born(1938-03-29)29 March 1938
Birmingham, England
Died5 December 2013(2013-12-05) (aged 75)
London, England
Alma materLAMDA
Years active1956–2013


His film career included roles in Ryan's Daughter, Barry Lyndon, Aces High, The Raging Moon, Mr. Love, and Wimbledon.[2]

His television credits included: A for Andromeda, The Mask of Janus, Adam Adamant Lives!, Doctor Who, Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, The Troubleshooters, Doomwatch, Public Eye, Poldark, Oil Strike North, The New Avengers, Secret Army, Blake's 7, The Professionals, Coronation Street, Enemy at the Door, All Creatures Great and Small, Minder, Bergerac, Lovejoy, Casualty, Peak Practice, Silent Witness, Kavanagh QC, The Bill, A Touch of Frost, Holby City, Heartbeat and Midsomer Murders.[3][4][5]

He appeared in Doctor Who in the show's original run, including the stories The Romans and in the episode Mission to the Unknown which served as a prelude to the epic The Daleks' Master Plan. Jackson also played "Drax," a school chum of the Doctor, in the Fourth Doctor story The Armageddon Factor.[6]


He died in London on 5 December 2013, aged 75, from cancer [7][8]


Year Title Role Notes
1962 The Primitives Messenger
1965 Strangler's Web Morton Bray
1968 The Bofors Gun Shone
1969 Alfred the Great Wulfstan
1970 Ryan's Daughter Corporal
1971 The Raging Moon Bill Charles
1973 Diamonds on Wheels Wheeler
1975 Moll Flanders William Stubbs TV film
Barry Lyndon Second at the final duel
1976 Aces High Joyce
1977 The Glitterball Mr. Fielding
1978 The Sailor's Return Carrier
1985 Mr. Love Donald Lovelace
The Shooting Party Weir
1997-2001 Bernard's Watch Grandad TV Series
2001 The Fourth Angel Tarnowner
2004 Wimbledon Danny Oldham
2011 Foster Tom Jenkins
2012 The Wedding Video Des


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  2. "Barry Jackson". BFI.
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  4. "Barry Jackson - Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
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  6. Anthony Hayward (10 December 2013). "Barry Jackson: 'Midsomer Murders' pathologist who also played a rent". The Independent.
  7. Paul Cockerton (5 December 2013). "Barry Jackson dead: Midsomer Murders star played pathologist Dr George Bullard for decade". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  8. Anthony Hayward (10 December 2013). "Barry Jackson: 'Midsomer Murders' pathologist who also played a rent collector in the seminal drama 'Cathy Come Home'". The Independent. Retrieved 13 September 2019.

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