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.
Philip Jeremy Gittins
30 January 1956
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.
|1980||Keep It In The Family||Dave||Episode: "And Not A Drop To Drink"|
|1981||Doctor Who||Laslo||Episode: "Warrior's Gate".|
|1981||Wet Job||Robin Miller|
|1984||Mitch||Barman||Episode: "Sleeping Dogs"|
|1985||Summer Season||The Announcer||Episode: "Radio Pictures"|
|1985||Full House||Man in Pub||Episode: " Semper Fidelis"|
|1986 to 1988||All in Good Faith||PC Eric Weatherall|
|1986||Fresh Fields||Floor Manager|
|1987||Terry and June||Constable Davenport||Episode: "The Eye of the Householder"|
|1989||Black Adder||Private Tipplewick|
|1990 to 1995||Keeping Up Appearances||Michael Partridge the Vicar||Series 1 to Series 5|
|1996||The Upper Hand||Dr. Anderson||Episode: "Surgical Spirit"|
|2000||Doctors||Matthew Carlton||Episode: "Choices"|
|2002||The House That Jack Built||Boris Bates||Episode: "Dogs Don't Wear Hard Hats"|
|2004||A Touch of Frost||Mark|
|2004||New Tricks||Vic||Episode: "Good Work Rewarded"|
|2004||Doctors||Clifford Durran||Episode: "Noughts and Crosses"|
|2008||Midsummer Murders||Officer||Episode: "Shot at Dawn"|
Jeremy has also appeared in a television advertisement for Cadbury Crispello. He was cast as the father.