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Pat Roach

1937-05-19 Birmingham - England - UK

Image of Pat Roach


Proud and passionate Angle, Pat Roach, was born and raised in Birmingham, England and grew to be a mountain of a man standing at six feet, five inches tall, with doorway-wide shoulders and a barrel chest. Pat wrestled competitively under the name of "Bomber" Roach, and at one time held both the British and European Heavyweight Wrestling Championships. While still in the wrestling game, Roach broke into acting with a bit part in the Stanley Kubrick  filmBarry Lyndon (1975). He quickly became popular as an enforcer or warrior figure and appeared on-screen with some of Hollywood's biggest names. Many people would remember him as the muscle-bound, bald German guard who hands out a beating toHarrison Ford in Les aventuriers de l'arche perdue (1981), before being cut down by a spinning plane propeller. In other film roles, Roach nearly eliminates 007 Sean Connery  in the Bond film Jamais plus jamais (1983), in dual roles as a resurrected demon and as a fierce warrior, he fought Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Conan sequel Conan le destructeur (1984), and was back as a ferocious Indian guard pummeling poor Harrison Ford once again inIndiana Jones et le temple maudit (1984), before falling into a rock crusher. He also appeared in Indiana Jones et la dernière croisade  (1989), Kalidor - la légende du talisman (1985) and Robin des bois: Prince des voleurs (1991). Apart from his film activity, Pat ran a gymnasium in Birmingham, operated a used appliance business in the local markets and was known as a warm-hearted and genial man who was happy to chat with admiring fanatics, sign autographs and pose for photographs. Roach was also very popular with English television audiences for his portrayal of gentle giant "Brian 'Bomber' Busbridge" in the series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet  (1983) and was scheduled to appear in the fifth series of the show, when he died of cancer on July 17, 2004. He was 67 years old. - IMDb Mini Biography


Crust The Bull 2003-12-12
Kull the Conqueror Zulcki 1997-08-29
The Portrait of a Lady Strongman 1996-10-17
Masters of the Canvas Self 1992-01-31
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Celtic Chieftain 1991-06-14
Wings of Fame 1990-03-23
The Big Man Billy 1990-08-31
The Return of the Musketeers French Executioner 1989-04-12
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Gestapo 1989-05-24
Willow General Kael 1988-05-20
Red Sonja Brytag 1985-04-09
The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' Himself 1984-12-04
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Chief Guard 1984-05-23
The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood Little John 1984-05-22
Conan the Destroyer Man Ape / Toth-Amon 1984-06-29
Never Say Never Again Lippe 1983-10-07
Raiders of the Lost Ark Giant Sherpa / 1st Mechanic 1981-06-12
Clash of the Titans Hephaestus 1981-06-12
The Monster Club Great Uncle 1981-04-11
Rising Damp Rugby Player 1980-05-03
Pasmore Bruiser 1980-10-21
Unidentified Flying Oddball Oaf 1979-07-10
Barry Lyndon Toole 1975-11-26
A Clockwork Orange Milkbar Bouncer (uncredited) 1971-12-19