Doug Fisher (actor)

Douglas Fisher (1941 9 July 2000) was an English actor.

Early life

He graduated from St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 1966, with a degree in French and Russian.[1]


He portrayed Larry Simmonds, the lovable rogue who occupied the attic apartment in the ITV sitcom Man About the House[1] and played Sammy in the films The Stud (1978) and The Bitch (1979), opposite Joan Collins. He also appeared in All Our Saturdays, Yes Minister, Home to Roost, Sorry!, Haggard, Goodnight Sweetheart, The Upper Hand, Jonathan Creek and Heartbeat. His final role was a clergyman in the 1999 miniseries adaptation of Oliver Twist.

He also played the role of Jim Medhurst (Kevin Medhurst's father) In TV series London's Burning from 1988 until the character was killed off in series 6 in 1993.


On 9 July 2000, Fisher died of a heart attack aged 59.

Selected television roles

1970Father, Dear FatherLeslie
1972Cheap at Half the PriceCharlie
1973All Our SaturdaysRonnie Rendell
1973Thirty Minutes Worth
1973 to 1976Man About the HouseLarry Simmonds (19 episodes)
1979Feet FirstHamilton Defries
1982Yes Minister Ben Stanley
1987Home to RoostGeorge
1987 to 1988Sorry!Wurzo
1988 to 1993London's BurningJim Medhurst
1992HaggardElusive Edward
1993The DetectivesCabbie
1994Pie In The SkyMr. Barnet
1997Goodnight SweetheartStanley
1999Oliver TwistClergyman


  1. "Actor Left Out In In The Cold". The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 July 1977. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
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