Paul Angelis

Paul Angelis (born 18 January 1943 in Liverpool) is an English actor and writer best known for his role as PC Bannerman in the British television series Z-Cars.

Paul Angelis
Born(1943-01-18)January 18, 1943
Liverpool, England
DiedMarch 19, 2009(2009-03-19) (aged 66)
Other namesPaul Angels
OccupationActor, writer
Years active1967–2009
RelativesMichael Angelis (brother)

Early life

He attended St Francis Xavier's Grammar School, Liverpool and St Mungo's Academy, Glasgow [1] then worked for merchant banks for six years before training as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Having moved to London he then toured with a children's theatre company.[2]

Voice actor

Angelis provided the voice of Ringo Starr and the Chief Blue Meanie in the film Yellow Submarine.

Television and film appearances

He has appeared in many British television programmes such as George and Mildred,Callan, The Liver Birds, The Onedin Line, Man About The House, Quiller, The Sweeney, The Gentle Touch, Bergerac, Armchair Theatre, Z-Cars, Softly, Softly, Robin's Nest, Juliet Bravo, Casualty,The Grimleys and Porridge as the tattooed former seafarer 'Navy Rum'.

He also played Alf Garnett's son-in-law Mike in the 1972 film The Alf Garnett Saga. Other feature films include The Mini-Affair (1967), Otley (1968), Battle of Britain (1969), Sweeney! (1977), Hussy (1980), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Runners (1983).


He has written several BBC radio shows, a television food programme for TSW and a novel.

Personal life

Angelis' younger brother, Michael, is also an actor. He has a son Christopher Angelis (1967- 2002) and a daughter Justine Angelis (1969).

He is a supporter of Everton.


Year Title Role Notes
1967 The Mini-Affair 2nd Car Policeman
1968 Yellow Submarine Ringo / Chief Blue Meanie / George / Narrator Voice
Otley Constable
1969 Battle of Britain Albert Uncredited
1972 Foursome Dubbed Male Voices Voice, Uncredited
The Alf Garnett Saga Mike Rawlins
1977 Sweeney! Secret Serviceman
1978 Force 10 from Navarone Lieutenant Voice, Uncredited
1980 Hussy Alex Denham
1981 For Your Eyes Only Karageorge
1983 Runners The Radio Station - Tony Gavin
1998 B. Monkey Gangster


  1. TV Times Staff (1970). Who's Who on Television. Independent Television Publications Ltd.
  2. Richard Webster; Dick Clement; Ian la Frenais (2001). Porridge The Inside Story. Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7472-3294-0.

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