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Windsor Davies, actor with a connection to Wales (Ogmore, Ely)

Windsor Davies

'It ain't half hot mum', 'Never The Twain' and TV movie 'Grand Slam' along with many other appearances.

Aged 88 Windsor died in January 2019.

 

Connection: Brought up in Llewelyn Street, Ogmore Vale.
     
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often overshadowed by 'it ain't 'arf hot mum', 'never the twain' is (arguably) a better representation of windsor's talents. this gentle comedy gave him a role he could develop. not that he didn't make the 'barking sergeant' his own!

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comment by:2020Vision
I lived in Llewelyn Street from 1935 and I do not remember a Windsor Davies but, when I went to Ogmore Sec. I remember a Windsor Davies in the sixth form and he was a real gentleman to a bullied second year pupil.

comment by:DanceOn
I believe that you have the connection incorrect. I am from Nantymoel in the Ogmore Valley and I am a hundred percent sure that Windsor Davies lived in Station Road , Nantymoel.

comment by:Sandy4
I am also from Nantymoel and Windsor Davies lived in my house in Graig Fryn long before I was born. He has visited since and mum and dad gave him a warm welcome with a nice cuppa.

comment by:Sandy4
My old neighbour Mrs. Harris remembered him as a young lad and always used to tell me stories of him dressing up and being a right character even then.

comment by:pspurr
Windsor Davies, was he the brother of Dilwyn Davies? Who also went to Ogmore Vale Secondary School who I knew in 1936-1937?

comment by:S.M.Williams
The great man may have been brought up in Wales from the age of ten but was born in Canning Town, London, my family's neck of the woods. I believe that makes him a Londoner! - (a bit of both - Ed).

comment by:Roger_Davies
Both SD Williams and Sandy are correct. Windsor lived in Graig Fryn, Nantymoel and was born within the sound of Bow Bells which supposedly makes him a true 'cockney'.

comment by:Roger_Davies
Windsor was an electrician at the Wyndham Colliery before leaving to become a school teacher. He now lives in France.

comment by:peterdixon
Windsor Davies was indeed a school teacher. He was in leek Staffordshire in the late fifties and very early sixties. He taught at the Mountside Boys School and was both my form master and maths teacher and very good he was too. He was a character I will always remember and I would love to hear from him again.

comment by:Sverre
I'm confused, are there two Windsor Davies? If he was a schoolmaster in the late 1950's early 1960's, how could he be on stage in London in the late 1950's and on the 'Ken Horn' show? The Windsor Davies I knew from the middle 1950's was a toilet attendant near the AJS factory in Plumstead, keeping the job on for quiet a while after he became a force in entertainment as he needed a quiet 'lair' to lay-up in when his 'devils' came to haunt him, you see, he'd been severely traumatised by his combat experiences and had terrible flashbacks. Only when he had penny and he felt it was now okay, did he leave and become a full-time pro.

comment by:windsorfan
Hello, could other readers please contact me about Windsor Davies? I'm trying to put a page together about him for my new 'It ain't half hot mum' site. Kind regards, kurt

comment by:marjan1
I just want to say that I think Windsor is a great actor and I only saw him on 'It ain't half hot mum' and once on 'Doctor Beeching'. I would love to see more of him on the telly.

comment by:neilarthur
Windsor Davies and I shared a few beers in Paris when Wales were playing France and he was making the film 'Grand Slam'. He admitted to being born the wrong side of Offa's Dyke but his Welshness is not in doubt. I also met his lovely daughter Jane the same evening; she was living in Paris then. Windsor was living in Carshalton at the time.

comment by:reddragon23
Windsor Davis worked with my father at the Wyndham Colliery and my Dad suggested that he stick to his other interests, as he would never be a miner. Years later he thanked my Dad for his suggestion!

comment by:toptwenty
I remember Mr Davies Sir! He was my maths teacher at Mountside Boy's School in Leek, Staffordshire. He also taught drama and was always in the school pantos' and when the staff played the annual football match against the pupils he was always in goal for the staff team. My best wishes go out to him for bringing lots of humor back into peoples lives, and he should be included in the new years honors list.

comment by:byrd5d
I would like to hear Windsor Davies record - 'A hard days night' in the manner of Peter Sellers doing the same song by Lennon and McCartney using the voice of the Sgt. Major -lovelee boize- I think it would be another hit for him. I would like to contact him to suggest this. Any help with this appreciated.

comment by:madmonksky
He was my teacher at Mountside Secondary School in Leek Staffordshire in the late 1950's. They don't make them like this anymore.



     
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a collection of classic british sitcoms from the end of the sixties, includes performances from richard davies and windsor davies.

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link by: DdraigGoch
Film and TV Credits Info
List of all films and other appearances. I met him in the street near the Albert Hall in 1980 - both my daugters got his autograph which he readily gave and made them laugh when they told him their dad was Welsh from Cardiff - with 'duw!