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Julian Holloway
Born (1944-06-24) 24 June 1944 (age 79)
Years active1961–present
(m. 1971, divorced)
Debbie Wheeler
(m. 1991; div. 1996)
PartnerTessa Dahl (1976)
ChildrenSophie Dahl

Julian Holloway (born 24 June 1944) is a British actor. He is the son of comedy actor and singer Stanley Holloway and former chorus dancer and actress Violet Lane. He is the father of author and former model Sophie Dahl.

Early life

Holloway was born in Watlington, Oxfordshire, England on 24 June 1944.[1] He was educated at Ludgrove School, Harrow School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[2][3]


In the 1962–63 television season of Our Man Higgins, Holloway was cast in his first major acting role as Quentin in four episodes.

He became a mainstay of the Carry On film franchise, appearing in eight films between 1967 and 1976, as well as one of the Carry On Christmas TV specials.

In the 1970's British police drama The Sweeney, episode Big Spender, Holloway appeared as John Smith, the brains of an organized crime family who involve themselves with two dishonest employees of a car park company in an elaborate fraud.

His other television credits include the Uncle Silas television dramatisations, Elizabeth R, Remember WENN, Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads, Beverly Hills, 90210, Minder, The Professionals, The New Avengers, Z-Cars, The World of Wodehouse, and the Doctor Who story Survival in 1989. His films include Young Winston (1972), Porridge (1979), The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980), A Christmas Carol (2009) and The Rum Diary (2011).

Holloway has developed a reputation as a successful voice actor / vocal artist, mainly in America. In 1991, he performed the part of Captain Zed in Captain Zed and the Zee Zone and as Bradford Milbanks in James Bond Jr.. He also voiced Siegfried Fischbacher in Father of the Pride (2004), Prime Minister Almec in several episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020), and main antagonist Odlaw in Where's Waldo? (1991 series). Holloway has also performed as a vocal artist for video games including Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Medal of Honor: European Assault. He also provides the voice for Death in the Cartoon Network animated series Regular Show (2010–2017).

Personal life

Holloway is the son of Stanley Holloway and his wife Violet Lane. In 1976, he had a brief relationship with Tessa Dahl, daughter of Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl. The relationship produced one daughter, the author and former model Sophie Dahl, who was born the following year.

In 1971, he married Zena Walker but divorced soon afterwards.[4] In 1991 he met and married voice over artist and actress Debbie Wheeler. The marriage ended in divorce in 1996.

Holloway is a relative of the English architect and scenic designer Oliver Percy Bernard.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1961 Dentist on the Job Man on Phone in Factory uncredited
1963 Five to One Sergeant Jenkins
1964 Nothing But the Best Bank Assistant uncredited
A Hard Day's Night Adrian uncredited
1965 The Knack ...and How to Get It Guardsman uncredited
The Pleasure Girls Hanger-on
Catch Us If You Can Assistant Director
1967 The Jokers Man at Party
Follow That Camel Ticket Collector
Carry On Doctor Simmons
I'll Never Forget What's'isname Young Man in Disco uncredited
1968 Carry On Up the Khyber Major Shorthouse
1969 Hostile Witness Percy
The Last Shot You Hear Brash Young Man
Carry On Camping Jim Tanner
1970 Scream and Scream Again Detective Constable Griffin
Carry On Loving Adrian
Ryan's Daughter Major Doryan voice, uncredited
1971 Carry On Henry Sir Thomas
Carry On at Your Convenience Roger uncredited
1972 The Spy's Wife Man
Young Winston Captain Baker
1974 Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter Kronos voice, uncredited
The Stud Spencer
1975 The Hostages Man
Naughty Girls Narrator/Journalist voice, uncredited
1976 Carry On England Major Butcher
1978 Sammy's Super T-Shirt Mr. Trotter
1979 Porridge Bainbridge
1980 The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Man
Rough Cut Ronnie Taylor
1983 The Scarlet and the Black Alfred West
1990 A Season of Giants Aldovrandi
1992 Grass Roots Elton Hunter
1993 Torch Song Albert
2009 A Christmas Carol Fat Cook/Portly Gentleman/Businessman
2011 The Rum Diary Wolsley


Year Title Role Notes
1961 The Avengers Circus Hand Episode: "Tunnel of Fear"
1962 Fair Exchange Alfred Mason 2 episodes
1962-1963 Our Man Higgins Quentin 4 episodes
1963 Our Man at St. Mark's Mike Daniels Episode: "A Joyful Noise"
1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre Sergeant Jenkins Episode: "Five to One"
1964 First Night Policeman Episode: "Stray Cats and Empty Bottles"
1964 The Saint Waiter Episode: "Luella"
1964 The Valiant Varneys Various Episode: #1.8
1964 Gideon's Way Jim Richards Episode: "State Visit"
1966 Pardon the Expression Norman Burton 3 episodes
1966 King of the River Mick Episode: "Keeping the Old Spirit Alive"
1967 Comedy Playhouse Charlie Episode: "A Spanner in the Works"
1967 The World of Wooster Blair Eggleston Episode: "Jeeves and the Greasy Bird"
1967 The Informer Det. Con. Marston Episode: "Where There's Muck, There's Money"
1967 The World of Wooster Freddie Bullivant Episode: "Jeeves and the Fixing of Freddie"
1967 ITV Play of the Week Thomas Episode: "Top of the Ladder"
1968 City '68 Unknown Episode: "A Question of Priorities"
1968 Ukridge Corky All 7 episodes
1969 The Liver Birds Tony Episode: "Aristocracy and Crime"
1970 Parkin's Patch PC Burton Episode: "The Spider's Web"
1970 NBC Experiment in Television Lord Albert Episode: "The Engagement"
1970 W. Somerset Maugham Jack Carr Episode: "Flotsam and Jetsam"
1970 Menace Peter Lovell Episode: "Good Morning, Yesterday!"
1970 Play for Today Jake Episode: "Robin Redbreast"
1971 Elizabeth R de Noailles Episode: "The Lion's Cub"
1971 Take Three Girls Gordon Episode: "Kitsch, or Protocols in a Chinese Laundry"
1971 Play for Today John Episode: "Thank You Very Much"
1972 The Shadow of the Tower Earl of Surrey 2 episodes
1972 The Man from Haven Guy Western Episode: #1.1
1972 The Incredible Robert Baldick: Never Come Night Thomas Wingham TV film
1972 Dead of Night Sandy Episode: "A Woman Sobbing"
1973 The Edwardians Lord Brooks Episode: "Daisy"
1973 Conjugal Rights Alan 3 episodes
1973,1974 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Alan Boyle 2 episodes
1973 Harriet's Back in Town Gerald Winston 4 episodes
1973 Ooh La La! Etienne Episode: "Keep an Eye on Amélie"
1973 Bowler Hartley Episode: "Come Round Any Old Time"
1973 Black and Blue Robinson Episode: "Secrets"
1973 Helen: A Woman of Today Michael 2 episodes
1973 Marked Personal Ray Merton 2 episodes
1973 Carry On Christmas Captain Rhodes TV film
1974 BBC Play of the Month Algernon Moncrieff Episode: "The Importance of Being Earnest"
1974 Bedtime Stories Hale Patterson Episode: "The Snow Queen"
1974 Sprout John Russell TV film
1974 Wodehouse Playhouse Archibald Mulliner Episode: "The Reverend Wooing of Archibald"
1974 Warship O'Morra Episode: "Who Runs Across the Sea"
1975 Centre Play Francis Episode: "Snooker"
1975 Z-Cars Johnny Pearson Episode: "Incitement"
1975 The Sweeney John Smith Episode: "Big Spender"
1975 Public Eye Jeremy Fallows Episode: "Unlucky for Some"
1975 Wodehouse Playhouse Freddie Fitch-Fitch Episode: "Romance at Droitgate Spa"
1975 Ten from the Twenties Peter Wargrave Episode: "An Adventure in Bed"
1975-1977 The Punch Review Various 6 episodes
1976 Play for Today Dennis Saunders Episode: "A Story to Frighten the Children"
1976 The New Avengers Charles Thornton Episode: "Gnaws"
1977 Jubilee Ken Howard Episode: "Street Party"
1977 Seven Faces of Woman Trevor Episode: "She: A Girl in Gold Shoes"
1978 Crown Court John Millet Episode: "Meeting Place: Part 1"
1978 BBC2 Play of the Week Grinling Episode: "Flayed"
1978 Angels Peter Long Episode: "Casualties"
1978 The Professionals Harvey Episode: "First Night"
1978 A Horseman Riding By Captain Lane-Phelps Episode: "1915: Death of a Hero"
1979 Telford's Change Simon Episode: "The Philistines Of Sussex/Situation Vacant"
1979 Rebecca Jack Favell 2 episodes
1980 Keep It in the Family Dick Mitchell Episode: "A Friend in Need"
1981 Plays for Pleasure Lawrence Episode: "Cupid's Darts"
1981 Misfits Vernon Wood 2 episodes
1982 Minder Matthews Episode: "You Need Hands"
1982 Nancy Astor Harry Cust Episode: "The Passenger on the Ocean Liner"
1983 Hallelujah! Harry Beasley Episode: "Repentance"
1983 BBC Play of the Month Sir Chichester Frayne Episode: "The Gay Lord Quex"
1983 Give Us a Break Dave Nelson 2 episodes
1984 Ellis Island Florenz Ziegfeld 2 episodes
1986 Tall Tales & Legends Mr. Yorkshire Episode: "My Darlin' Clementine"
1986 If Tomorrow Comes Trevor 2 episodes
1987 The Bill DCI Fairfax Episode: "Double Trouble"
1989 The Endless Game Waddington All 2 episodes
1989 Doctor Who Paterson Episode: "Survival"
1990 The Chief Sir Ian Harnett MP 4 episodes
1991 Rumpole of the Bailey Howard Swainton Episode: "Rumpole at Sea"
1991 Where's Wally? Odlaw Voice; All 13 episodes
1991 James Bond Jr. Bradford Milbanks, Various Voice; 55 episodes
1991-1992 Captain Zed and the Zee Zone Captain Zed All 26 episodes
1991 The Legend of Prince Valiant Derek Voice; Episode: "The Return"
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Back Story Narrator Episode: "The Back Story"
1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant Victim Voice; Episode: "The Waif"
1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant Spy Voice; Episode: "The Black Rose"
1993 Casualty Jim Episode: "No Cause for Concern"
1995 The Vet Peter McMahon Episode: "Relative Values"
1996 Remember WENN Mr. Winthrop 2 episodes
1997 Remember WENN Ricotti Episode: "From the Pen of Gertrude Reece"
2001-2003 My Uncle Silas Uncle George 3 episodes
2002 Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future Digby Voice; All 26 episodes
2003 Wilde Stories: The Nightingale and the Rose Professor Voice; TV film
2004-2005 Father of the Pride Siegfried Fischbacher Voice; 14 episodes
2010-2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Prime Minister Almec, Admiral Kilian Voice; 8 episodes
2011-2017 Regular Show Death, Various Voice; 5 episodes
2019 Summer of Rockets Mr. Richardson 2 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Onimusha Blade Warriors Ekei Ankokuji Voice[6]


  1. ^ "Julian Holloway Biography". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 3 November 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Barber, Richard (2004). The Story of Ludgrove. Oxford: Guidon Publishing. p. 196. ISBN 0-9543617-2-5.
  3. ^ McFarlane, Brian (2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film (4th ed.). p. 361. ISBN 978-1526111975. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Zena Walker" Obituary. The Telegraph (online edition), 8 September 2003, accessed 1 December 2013.
  5. ^ Holloway and Richards, pp. 74–75
  6. ^ "Julian Holloway (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 21 June 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.((cite web)): CS1 maint: postscript (link)