Richard Gibson

Wednesday, 20 February 2008 16:11

Herr Flick from 'Allo 'Allo! ...

 

Richard Gibson played Gestapo Officer Herr Otto Flick in the BBC series, 'Allo 'Allo!. The show ran from 1982 with an initial pilot and then from 1984 to 1992. Dressed in an ankle-length leather coat and with the obligatory stiff-legged limp and walking stick, Herr Flick spent his life suppressing peasants, seducing Helga, the German town Commandant's assistant, and vainly trying to get his hands on the original of the painting “The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies” by Van Klomp.

Richard Gibson toured with 'Allo 'Allo! when it transferred to the stage, having successful tours both in the United Kingdom and abroad. The stage version of the show gave rein to his other skills and he was able to demonstrate his mastery of the violin.

Richard even released a single with his 'Allo 'Allo! colleague Helga called 'Rock Around Ze Clock'. He was born in Kampala, Uganda, on 1 January, 1954.

He has also featured in Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Hadleigh, and The Upper Hand, as well as Poldark, Penmarric, The Children of the New Forest, Park Ranger, Prospects, The Upper Hand, and Coral Island.

TV movie appearances include "The Key to Rebecca" and "Omagh". Film appearances include Joseph Losey’s "The Go-Between", "England Made Me", and "The Young Girl and the Monsoon".

Richard was a guest star in the Big Finish audio production "Flip-Flop", a Doctor Who story featuring Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford. He is a regular contributor of features and short stories to newspapers and magazines in both the UK and Ireland.

Richard joined us for the Cult TV Festival in 2006.

 

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