Roy Heather was an English television actor best remembered for playing cafe owner Sid in the sitcom Only Fools and Horses. Heather was born in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. After leaving school, he worked for an asbestos firm before National Service with the Royal Air Force. He then did several jobs, including working as a Betterware household goods salesman, while continuing his interest in amateur acting. He was spotted by David Tudor, who gave him his first professional job in repertory theatre at the age of 44. While working for Tudor, he played many leading roles including Frank in Winter Journey and Reg in The Norman Conquests, and co-starred in the world premiere of Aurelia, with Ingrid Pitt. He debuted the role of Pistol in Peter Mottley’s stage monologue, After Agincourt.
|Born:||20, 1935, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England|
|Died:||03, 2014, Purbrook, Hampshire, England|
|Spouse(s):||Doreen (divorced), Sarah Vernon (1982-1987), Sara Taylor (1993-2014, his death)|
|IMDb:||Roy Heather’s IMDb|
About Roy Heather
Remembered best for his role as Sid in the BBC One comedy series Only Fools and Horses, this English actor also had guest star roles on such series as The Bill, My Family, and Poirot.
Before becoming an actor, he served with the Royal Air Force and worked as a door-to-door salesman.
In his mid-forties, he began his professional acting career, performing in English stage productions of The Norman Conquest, Aurelia, and Winter Journey.
He was married to Sara Taylor from 1993 until his death in 2014.
He and David Jason were both in the cast of Only Fools and Horses.
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