Roger Lloyd-Pack

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Roger Lloyd-Pack
Born(1944-02-08)8 February 1944
Islington, London, England
Died15 January 2014(2014-01-15) (aged 69)
Kentish Town, London, England
Cause of death
Pancreatic cancer
Resting place
Highgate Cemetery
Years active1965–2014
Spouse(s)Sheila Ball
(m. 1967–1972; divorced)
Jehane Markham
(m. 2000–2014; his death)
ChildrenEmily Lloyd
Spencer Lloyd-Pack
Hartley Lloyd-Pack
Louis Lloyd-Pack
ParentsCharles Lloyd-Pack
Ulrike Pulay
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Roger Lloyd-Pack
Born(1944-02-08)8 February 1944
Islington, London, England
Died15 January 2014(2014-01-15) (aged 69)
Kentish Town, London, England
Cause of death
Pancreatic cancer
Resting place
Highgate Cemetery
Years active1965–2014
Spouse(s)Sheila Ball
(m. 1967–1972; divorced)
Jehane Markham
(m. 2000–2014; his death)
ChildrenEmily Lloyd
Spencer Lloyd-Pack
Hartley Lloyd-Pack
Louis Lloyd-Pack
ParentsCharles Lloyd-Pack
Ulrike Pulay

Roger Lloyd-Pack (8 February 1944 – 15 January 2014) was an English actor. He was best known for the role of Trigger in Only Fools and Horses from 1981 to 2003. He also had a supporting role of Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley from 1994 to 2007, and as Tom in The Old Guys with Clive Swift. He is also well known as well as for his appearance in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and his appearances in Doctor Who as John Lumic in the episodes "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel". He was occasionally credited without the hyphen in his surname. He died early in 2014 from pancreatic cancer.

Early life[edit]

Lloyd-Pack was born in Islington, London, the son of Ulrike Elizabeth (née Pulay) (1921-2000), an Austrian Jewish refugee who worked as a travel agent,[1] and Charles Lloyd Pack, who was also an actor.[2] He attended Bedales School near Petersfield in Hampshire, where he achieved A Level passes in English, French and Latin.[3] He subsequently trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where he worked with actors including Kenneth Cranham and Richard Wilson.[4]


On British television he was best known for portraying "Trigger" in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses.[5] He was also known for his role in The Vicar of Dibley as Owen Newitt, and to international audiences his greatest fame was as Barty Crouch, Sr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

In 2005, he appeared in the second series of ITV's Doc Martin as a farmer who held a grudge against Doctor Ellingham for what he believed was the malpractice-related death of his wife. In 2006, he played John Lumic and provided the voice of the Cyber-Controller in two episodes of Doctor Who, "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel", opposite David Tennant, who had played his son in the same Harry Potter film.[6] Lloyd Pack's final TV appearance was in Law & Order: UK as Alex Greene.

Personal life[edit]

Lloyd-Pack was married twice; first to Sheila Ball, from whom he was divorced in 1972, and secondly to the poet and dramatist Jehane Markham (the daughter of David Markham), whom he married in 2000.[7] He had one daughter, actress Emily Lloyd, and three sons: Spencer, Hartley and Louis.[8] He lived most latterly in Kentish Town, north London.[9]

Lloyd-Pack supported Tottenham Hotspur.[10] In June 2008, he appeared as a guest on the BBC's The Politics Show, arguing the case for better-integrated public transport (specifically railways).[11] He was an honorary patron of the London children's charity Scene & Heard.[12]

Lloyd-Pack supported the Labour Party and campaigned for Ken Livingstone in the London mayoral election, 2012.[13] However, in 2013, he signed a letter in The Guardian stating he had withdrawn his support from the Labour Party, in favour of a new party of the left.[14]

In a 2008 interview, when asked what profession he would have chosen aside from acting, Lloyd-Pack said: "Psychiatrist or a psychoanalyst or something in the psycho world because I’ve always been interested in that... or I might have been a photographer... I also would have loved to have been a musician."[15] In that same interview, he listed his favourite directors as Peter Gill, Harold Pinter, Richard Eyre, Thea Sharrock, and Tina Packer, and also listed actor Paul Scofield as both a favourite and influence.[15]

In January 2012, he and fellow actor Sarah Parish supported a campaign to raise £1million for The Bridge School in Islington.[16]

Lloyd-Pack had been an endorser of the Voices for the Five Cuba Solidarity Campaign.[citation needed]


On 15 January 2014, Lloyd-Pack died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Kentish Town at the age of 69. He is survived by his four children.[17][18][19] His funeral was held at the church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden, his coffin was made of straw and was driven in a pink hearse. He was buried in Highgate Cemetery, northwest London.



1968The MagusYoung Maurice Conchis
1970The Go BetweenCharles
1971Fiddler On The RoofRussian Orthodox Sexton
1974The Man Who Couldn't Get Enough (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)Henry
1975The Naked Civil ServantBermondsey Liz
1979Meetings with Remarkable MenPavlov
1980Bloody KidsHospital Doctor
1987Prick Up Your EarsActor 2
1989The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her LoverGeoff
1990WiltDr. Pittman
1991American FriendsDr. Butler
1991The Object of BeautyFrankie
1994Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire ChroniclesPiano Teacher
1995The Young Poisoner's HandbookFred
1997Preaching to the PervertedMr. Cutts Watson
2004Vanity FairFrancis Sharp
2005Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireBarty Crouch, Sr.
2006The Living and the DeadDonald Brocklebank
2010Made in DagenhamGeorge
2011Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyMendel
2011In Love with Alma CoganNorman


1965The AvengersMan with Bloodhounds
1968Crime Buster
1970The Roads to FreedomBobby
1972Spyder's WebAlbert12 episodes
1972Jason KingRadio Operator
1972The ProtectorsPaparazzoUncredited
1 episode
1973Special BranchPaul1 episode
1973The ProtectorsRussi1 episode
1974Within These WallsDr Osmonde1 episode
1974Crown CourtDr Patrick Attwater1 episode
1975Churchill's PeopleThug1 episode
1975Play for TodaySidney Bagley1 episode
1975Softly, Softly: TaskforceMartin Webb1 episode
1976Dixon of Dock GreenRon Fielding1 episode
1976SurvivorsWally2 episodes
1977The ProfessionalsRamos the terroristEpisode: "Long Shot"
1978Life of ShakespeareJack Heminge6 episodes
1981ChronicleChambers1 episode
1981Private SchulzMelvin1 episode
1981–2003Only Fools and HorsesTrigger39 episodes
1985MovingJimmy Ryan6 episodes
1985–1993Screen TwoSelser
David Power
3 episodes
1987Inspector Morse (TV series)Donald Martin1 episode
1990Mr. BeanWaiterEpisode: "The Return of Mr. Bean"
1990Byker GroveBeckett5 episodes
1990ZorroCarrillo1 episode
1991The Chief2 episodes
1991Selling HitlerDavid Irving2 episodes
1991The BillArnie1 episode
1991Stay LuckyEddie Vernon1 episode
1991The Gravy Train Goes EastFerenc Plitplov4 episodes
1991BoonRay Watts1 episode
1992Archer's GoonQuentin Sykes
1992Screen OneGordon
1993LovejoySmallman-Smith1 episode
1993–1995Health and EfficiencyRex Regis12 episodes
1993–19962point4 ChildrenJake Klinger3 episodes
1994–2013The Vicar of DibleyOwen Newitt25 episodes
1996–1997Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's...Various Characters
1996Murder Most HorridFrank Foster1 episode
1996HeartbeatReggie RawlinsEpisode: "Catch Us If You Can"
1997The History of Tom Jones, a FoundlingAnderson2 episodes
1997Noel's House PartyBuilder
1997–1998Knight SchoolSir Baldwin De'Ath2 episodes
1999Kavanagh QCAlex Watkins1 episode
1999Oliver TwistMr Sowerberry2 episodes
2001Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock HolmesDr. Ibbotson
2002Born and BredNorman Pendleton1 episode
2002The BillMick Mortimer7 episodes
2002Dalziel and PascoeBishop Halliwell1 episode
2004Where the Heart IsDon Nicholls1 episode
2005Doc MartinPhil Pratt1 episode
2006Agatha Christie's PoirotInspector CauxEpisode: "The Mystery of the Blue Train"
2006Doctor WhoJohn LumicEpisodes: "Rise of the Cybermen", "The Age of Steel"
2008New TricksDanny Jones1 episode
2009The Catherine Tate ShowGhost of Christmas FutureEpisode: "Nan's Christmas Carol"
2009–2010The Old GuysTom Finnan12 episodes
2010ArenaVarious CharactersEpisode: "Harold Pinter: A Celebration"
2010SurvivorsBilly Stringer2 episodes
2011HustleClive BanEpisode: "Clearance From A Deal"
2012The BorgiasFriar
2012Inspector George GentlyHector Blackstone
2014Law & Order: UKAlex GreeneEpisode: "I Predict a Riot"



  1. ^ "Roger Lloyd Pack obituary", The Guardian, 16 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014
  2. ^ "Roger Lloyd Pack Biography". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Sale, Jonathan (19 February 2009). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Roger Lloyd Pack, actor". The Independent. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Haverson, Neil (11 April 2011). "Trigger happy in Norfolk". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Butt, Riazat (4 September 2006). "People". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen". BBC. 13 May 2006. 
  7. ^ "Trigger gets hitched". The Herald. 29 April 2000. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Hardy, Rebecca (24 September 2010). "I triggered my daughter's downfall: Only Fools and Horses turned Roger Lloyd Pack into TV's biggest star but when his daughter Emily Lloyd found fame, it drove her to the edge". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "One Week With John Gulliver – Big name on the flotilla causes very few ripples". Camden New Journal. June 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Trigger earns his Spurs". 14 November 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Roger Lloyd pack on trains". 18 June 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Scene & Heard – mentoring project that partners the inner-city children of Somers Town, London, with volunteer theatre professionals to write and perform plays". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "London Mayoral Election: All the latest news live". 30 April 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Left Unity ready to offer an alternative". The Guardian. 12 August 2013. 
  15. ^ a b Paddock, Terri (7 January 2008). "20 Questions With ... Roger Lloyd Pack". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  16. ^ Butter, Susannah (20 January 2012). "Stars Sarah Parish and Roger Lloyd Pack support Bridge School campaign". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Roger Lloyd-Pack, star of Only Fools and Horses, dies aged 69". BBC News. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Roger Lloyd-Pack, Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, dies". The Guardian. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Only Fools and Horses actor Roger Lloyd-Pack famous for "Trigger" character dies". Daily Telegraph. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  20. ^ Michael Frayn: Plays Two, Methuen, 1991

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