Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Brilliantly combining the sinister and the absurdly hilarious for 60 years - his unctious growl and leering manner are unmistakable. He went to Hackney Downs school with Harold Pinter and is still closely associated with the work of his lifetime friend, but is better known to the wider public for his roles in 'Rutland Weekend Television' (he was, of course, Arthur Sultan, the Surrey Mystic in 'The Rutles'), 'Sykes', 'Dr Who' and 'Steptoe and Son'. His connection to the British avant garde is more evident in his parts in Peter Brook's 'Marat/Sade' and 'The Bedsitting Room', but to many British children of the '70s he's the scary man from the schools programme, 'Words & Pictures'.
Henry Woolf - imdb profile