Jeremy Gittins

Philip Jeremy Gittins (born 30 January 1956) is a British actor from Manchester, England, who is known for his role as Michael Partridge, the local Church of England vicar in the highly successful BBC One sitcom Keeping Up Appearances from 1990 to 1995.

Jeremy Gittins
Philip Jeremy Gittins

(1956-01-30) 30 January 1956
Years active1980–2008
Spouse(s)Sara Hollamby


Gittins has also appeared in many popular British sitcoms and leading television programmes. He has appeared in Doctor Who alongside Fourth Doctor Tom Baker and Lalla Ward, Tenko, Boon, A Touch of Frost, New Tricks, EastEnders (as John Charrington), Doctors and, more recently he has starred in Footballers' Wives in 2005.

During his time playing Michael Partridge the vicar in Keeping Up Appearances, he worked with comedy legends Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift, Josephine Tewson, David Griffin, Geoffrey Hughes, Judy Cornwell, Shirley Stelfox and Mary Millar.

As well as Keeping Up Appearances, he has also made appearances in several other sitcoms, namely Fresh Fields, Terry and June, Andy Capp, Blackadder Goes Forth and The Upper Hand.

As of 1999, Gittins and his wife Sara Hollamby host travel programmes together.

Television roles

1980Keep It In The FamilyDaveEpisode: "And Not A Drop To Drink"
1981Doctor WhoLasloEpisode: "Warrior's Gate".
1981Wet JobRobin Miller
1981TenkoBrian Thomas
1984Mitch BarmanEpisode: "Sleeping Dogs"
1985Summer SeasonThe AnnouncerEpisode: "Radio Pictures"
1985Full HouseMan in PubEpisode: " Semper Fidelis"
1986 to 1988All in Good FaithPC Eric Weatherall
1986Fresh FieldsFloor Manager
1987Terry and JuneConstable DavenportEpisode: "The Eye of the Householder"
1988Andy CappKeith
1989BoonCar Salesman
1989Black AdderPrivate Tipplewick
1990 to 1995Keeping Up AppearancesMichael Partridge the VicarSeries 1 to Series 5
1996The Upper HandDr. AndersonEpisode: "Surgical Spirit"
2000EastEndersJohn Charrington
2000DoctorsMatthew CarltonEpisode: "Choices"
2002The House That Jack Built Boris BatesEpisode: "Dogs Don't Wear Hard Hats"
2004A Touch of FrostMark
2004New TricksVicEpisode: "Good Work Rewarded"
2004DoctorsClifford DurranEpisode: "Noughts and Crosses"
2005Footballer's WivesLevy
2008Midsummer MurdersOfficerEpisode: "Shot at Dawn"

Jeremy has also appeared in a television advertisement for Cadbury Crispello. He was cast as the father.

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