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Paul Angelis (18 January 1943 – 19 March 2009) was an English actor and writer, best known for his role as PC Bruce Bannerman in the BBC police series Z-Cars.

Biography

Angelis was born in Dingle, Liverpool to an English mother, Margaret (née McCulla), and a Greek father, Evangelos Angelis. He attended St Francis Xavier's Grammar School, Liverpool and St Mungo's Academy, Glasgow 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.

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

He 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 - as armed robber and hard man, Barney Prince (episode: "Stoppo Driver"), The Gentle Touch, Bergerac, Armchair Theatre, Z-Cars, Softly, Robin's Nest, Juliet Bravo, Coronation Street, 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. Some of his other films include The Mini-Affair, Otley, Battle of Britain, Sweeney!, Hussy, For Your Eyes Only and Runners.

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

Angelis was the oldest brother of actor Michael Angelis.

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