Perry Benson

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Perry Benson (born 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).

Film career[edit]

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 has also featured in a 2008 episode of My Family as Gary the bank robber, husband of Joan (who was played by Pauline Quirke), and 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 aging rock star alongside Phil Daniels and Keith Allen in Sara Sugarman's film Vinyl.

Television roles[edit]

YearTitleRole
1984Dream StuffingKeith
1988 to 1993You Rang, M'Lord?Henry
1995 to 1997Oh, Doctor Beeching!Ralph
1997 to 2000Operation Good GuysBones
199915 Storeys HighMan with a horse in his flat
200015 Storeys HighPing Pong obsessed twin
2008My FamilyGary - Let's not be heisty
2009MisfitsBeverly Morgan
2010Doctor Who "The Eleventh Hour"Ice Cream Man
2010This is England '86Meggy
2010Excluded (BBC Drama)Steve Heston

Selected filmography[edit]

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