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Pat Roach

Proud and passionate Angle, Pat Roach, was born and raised in Birmingham, England and grew to be a mountain of a man standing at six feet, five inches tall, with doorway-wide shoulders and a barrel chest. Pat wrestled competitively under the name of "Bomber" Roach, and at one time held both the British and European Heavyweight Wrestling Championships. While still in the wrestling game, Roach broke into acting with a bit part in the Stanley Kubrick  filmBarry Lyndon (1975). He quickly became popular as an enforcer or warrior figure and appeared on-screen with some of Hollywood's biggest names. Many people would remember him as the muscle-bound, bald German guard who hands out a beating toHarrison Ford in Les aventuriers de l'arche perdue (1981), before being cut down by a spinning plane propeller. In other film roles, Roach nearly eliminates 007 Sean Connery  in the Bond film Jamais plus jamais (1983), in dual roles as a resurrected demon and as a fierce warrior, he fought Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Conan sequel Conan le destructeur (1984), and was back as a ferocious Indian guard pummeling poor Harrison Ford once again inIndiana Jones et le temple maudit (1984), before falling into a rock crusher. He also appeared in Indiana Jones et la dernière croisade  (1989), Kalidor - la légende du talisman (1985) and Robin des bois: Prince des voleurs (1991). Apart from his film activity, Pat ran a gymnasium in Birmingham, operated a used appliance business in the local markets and was known as a warm-hearted and genial man who was happy to chat with admiring fanatics, sign autographs and pose for photographs. Roach was also very popular with English television audiences for his portrayal of gentle giant "Brian 'Bomber' Busbridge" in the series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet  (1983) and was scheduled to appear in the fifth series of the show, when he died of cancer on July 17, 2004. He was 67 years old. - IMDb Mini Biography


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Born:
May 19, 1937 In Birmingham - England - UK
Movie/TV Credits:
32
First Appeared:
In the movie A Clockwork Orange 1971-12-19
Latest Project:
Series Jackass 2000-04-12
Known For
Poster of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Poster of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Poster of Raiders of the Lost Ark
Poster of Barry Lyndon
Filmography
Series Jackass Unknown 2000-04-12
Series The New Adventures of Robin Hood Unknown 1997-01-13
Movie Kull the Conqueror Zulcki 1997-08-29
Movie The Portrait of a Lady Strongman 1996-10-17
Series Space Precinct Unknown 1994-10-03
Series The Detectives P.C. Drake 1993-01-27
Movie Masters of the Canvas Self 1992-01-31
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1992-04-10
Movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Celtic Chieftain 1991-06-14
Movie Wings of Fame 1990-03-23
Movie The Big Man Billy 1990-08-31
Movie The Return of the Musketeers French Executioner 1989-04-12
Movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Gestapo 1989-05-24
Movie Willow General Kael 1988-05-20
Series Casualty Len 1986-09-06
Series The Last Place on Earth PO Evans 1985-02-18
Movie Red Sonja Brytag 1985-04-09
Movie The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' Himself 1984-12-04
Movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Chief Guard 1984-05-23
Movie The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood Little John 1984-05-22
Movie Conan the Destroyer Man Ape / Toth-Amon 1984-06-29
Movie Never Say Never Again Lippe 1983-10-07
Series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Brian 'Bomber' Busbridge 1983-11-11
Movie The Monster Club Great Uncle 1981-04-11
Movie Clash of the Titans Hephaestus 1981-06-12
Movie Raiders of the Lost Ark Giant Sherpa / 1st Mechanic 1981-06-12
Movie Rising Damp Rugby Player 1980-05-03
Movie Unidentified Flying Oddball Oaf 1979-07-10
Movie UFO's Are Real 1979-11-01
Series Hazell Unknown 1978-01-16
Movie Barry Lyndon Toole 1975-11-26
Movie A Clockwork Orange Milkbar Bouncer (uncredited) 1971-12-19