Perry Benson

Perry Benson
Born (1961-04-09) 9 April 1961
London, England
Occupation Actor

Perry Benson (born 9 April 1961, London) is an English character actor best known for his regular roles in British television sitcoms You Rang, M'Lord? (1988–93), Oh, Doctor Beeching! (1995-97) and Operation Good Guys (1997-2000). His first television appearance was as "Boy on Stairs" in the second episode of the BBC Children's drama, Grange Hill, in 1978.

Film career

Benson has appeared in the British films Quadrophenia (1979), Scum (1979), Love, Honour and Obey (2000), Alien Autopsy (2006), This Is England (2006), Somers Town (2008) and Mum & Dad (2008). He had a lead role in Stars of the Roller Skate Disco, a 1984 made-for-TV play by Alan Clarke.

Benson also appeared as Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook in the 1986 biopic Sid And Nancy. In 1987, he played Trevor in the Hi De Hi episode "Tell It to the Marines".

Benson appeared alongside Jimmy Nail in BBC show Parents of the Band, written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.[1] He also starred in the vampire film Dead Cert, directed by Steven Lawson.[2]

In 2013 he played an ageing rock star alongside Phil Daniels and Keith Allen in Sara Sugarman's film Vinyl.

Television roles

Year Title Role
1978 Grange Hill Boy on Stairs
1980 Going Out Sammy Lee
1983 Blackadder Pigeon Vendor
1984 Dream Stuffing Keith
1984 The Young Ones Spaz
1987 Filthy, Rich and Catflap Freddy Gorgeous
1987 Hi De Hi Trevor
1988 to 1993 You Rang, M'Lord? Henry Livingstone
1989 The Bill Harry Thompson
1995 to 1997 Oh, Doctor Beeching! Ralph
1997 to 2000 Operation Good Guys Bones
1999 15 Storeys High Man with a horse in his flat
2000 15 Storeys High Ping Pong obsessed twin
2009 Misfits Beverly Morgan
2010 Doctor Who "The Eleventh Hour" Ice Cream Man
2010 This is England '86 Meggy
2010 Excluded (BBC Drama) Steve Heston
2013 Man Down Mr. Harringey
2014 to 2015 Benidorm Clive Dyke
2016 Morgana Robinson's The Agency Natalie Cassidie's father

Selected filmography


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