Biography

British actor Roger Lloyd-Pack is adventuresome. One day, he might be acting in a Shakespeare production (A Midsummer Night's Dream, for example) and the next day in a Tony Dow (of Leave It to Beaver fame) production (U.F.O., for example). In between, Lloyd-Pack might do a little Dickens (Oliver Twist), Fielding (Tom Jones), and Kafka (The Trial), with enough time left over for a quick trip to Transylvania (Interview With the Vampire). Although trained in the classical tradition at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Royal Shakespeare Company, Lloyd-Pack is as likely to perform works from the new guard as well as the old guard. On occasion, he even acts in experimental adaptations of traditional works. For example, he starred as Prospero in a Shakespeare production of The Tempest -- renamed The Caribbean Tempest -- featuring bongo drums, acrobats, stilt-walkers, and fire-eaters. Lloyd-Pack, who was born in London on February 8, 1944, also performs under two unhyphenated versions of his name: Roger Lloyd Pack and Owen Lloyd Pack. He has been acting in film and television roles since the 1960s, including such well-known productions as Hamlet, Fiddler on the Roof, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Longitude, and the award-winning Yasmina Reza play Art. He is probably best known to British audiences for his role as Trigger in the TV series Only Fools and Horses. His daughter, Emily Lloyd, also acts professionally. His wife is the poet and dramatist Jehane Markham. ~ Mike Cummings, Rovi