Selby, Tony 1938–

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Selby, Tony 1938–

(Anthony Selby)


Full name, Anthony Samuel Selby; born February 26, 1938, in London, England; son of Samuel Joseph (a cab driver) and Annie Elizabeth (a waitress; maiden name, Weaver) Selby; married Jacqui Milburn, October 30, 1964 (divorced, 1981); married Gina Sellers (a public relations consultant), November 22, 1986; children: (first marriage) Samantha, Matt. Education: Trained for the stage at Italia Conti Stage School, 1948–53.

Career: Actor.

Member: Lord's Taverners Club, Showbiz XI Club.

Awards, Honors: Best Actor of the Series Award, Doctor Who Appreciation Society, 1987, for Doctor Who.


Television Appearances; Series:

Cass, The Informer, 1967.

Multiple roles, According to Dora, BBC, 1968.

Les Robinson, Shine a Light, Yorkshire, 1970.

Sam Maxtead, Ace of Wands, Thames, 1970–71.

Sid, Moody and Pegg, ITV, 1974.

Corporal Percy Marsh, Get Some In!, Thames, 1975.

Norman Lugg, Jack of Diamonds (also known as Emery Presents: Jack of Diamonds), BBC, 1983.

Sabalom Glitz, a recurring role, Doctor Who, BBC, 1986–87.

Bert Finch, a recurring role, Mulberry, BBC, 1992–93.

Max Taplow, Love Hurts, BBC, 1992–94.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Charlie Mills, Another Day, Another Dollar, BBC, 1967.

Jasperino, "The Changeling," Play of the Month, BBC, 1974.

Mark, "I'm the Girl He Wants to Kill," Thriller, ATV, 1974.

Stan, "A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts," Play for Today, BBC1, 1983.

Soldier, "Antigone," Theban Plays, BBC, 1984, PBS, 1988.

Mitchell, In the Secret State, BBC, 1985.

Etham, Slave of Dreams, Showtime, 1995.

Bobby, Real Women, BBC, 1998.

Barman, My Summer with Des, BBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Danny Lee, "Three Clear Sundays," The Wednesday Play, BBC, 1965.

Dave, "Up the Junction," The Wednesday Play, BBC, 1965.

Harry, "Tomorrow Just You Wait," The Wednesday Play, BBC, 1965.

Maurice, "Silent Song," The Wednesday Play, BBC, 1966.

"The Hard Word," Thirty-Minute Theatre, BBC, 1966.

Brother Malachay, "The Devil a Monk Would Be," The Wednesday Play, BBC, 1967.

Ron Bates, Home from Home, BBC, 1973.

"The Museum Attendant," Thirty-Minute Theatre, BBC, 1973.

Mavis, "Soap Opera in Stockwell," Black and Blue, BBC, 1973.

Title role, "Toad of Toad Hall," Musical in 3-2-1, Yorkshire, 1986.

Sergeant Barney, "The Secret Garden," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1987.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Terry Staples, Hideaway, BBC1, 1986.

Roy, Happy Birthday Shakespeare, BBC America, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Lorry driver, "Stop Counting at One," Catch Hand, BBC, 1964.

Private Robinson, "Only a Subaltern," The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling, BBC, 1964.

First player, "Real Class," No Hiding Place, ITV, 1964.

Jag, "Keeping the Spirit Alive," King of the River, BBC, 1966.

"The Gentleman Caller," Half Hour Story, 1967.

Stanley, "The Curious Case of the Countless Clues," The Avengers, ITV, 1968.

Mallin, "The Man from 'X'," Department S, ITV, 1969.

Roy Gannon, "Love's a Dead Lumber: Parts 1 & 2," Z Cars, BBC, 1971.

Sergeant Jones, "The Walking Trees," Catweazle, ITV, 1971.

Lucas, "None of Your Business," Callan, ITV, 1972.

Moss, "Day of Reckoning," The Adventures of Black Beauty, London Weekend Television, 1972.

Constable, "Horse and Carriage," Public Eye, ITV, 1972.

Ridley, "A Copper Called Craven," Special Branch, 1973.

Willows, "Funny, They All Say That," Warship, BBC, 1973.

"Credibility Gap," Crown Court, ITV, 1973.

Police Constable Trent, "Property, Dogs, and Women," New Scotland Yard, ITV, 1973.

William Broad, "The Dogs," Crown Court, ITV, 1974.

Charlie Hunter, "The Thirteenth Man," Sutherland's Law, BBC, 1974.

Johnny Lyon, "Queen's Pawn," The Sweeney, ITV, 1975.

Sam, "The Weaker Sex?," The Good Life (also known as Good Neighbors), BBC, 1975.

Jack Livesy, "Every Husband Has One!," Cilla's Comedy Six, ATV, 1975.

Police Constable Plodmore, "The Laburnam Avenue Job," How's Your Father?, ITV, 1975.

Mr. Burton, "Dorothy's Electrician," Two's Company, ITV, 1975.

Fingers, "A Beef in His Bonnet," Bless This House, Thames, 1976.

Jack, "Bury My Half at Waltham Green," Minder, ITV, 1979.

Jack, "Diamonds Are a Girl's Worst Enemy," Minder, ITV, 1980.

Harry Warren, "Protection," The Gentle Touch, London Weekend Television, 1981.

Paul Cook, "The Company You Keep," Bergerac, BBC1, 1984.

Charlie, "Costa del Crime," Duty Free, ITV, 1986.

Jethro Blackstock, "Twelve Bar Blues," C.A.T.S. Eyes, ITV, 1987.

Leon, "Anaconda," Casualty, BBC1, 1987.

George, "Big George Is Back," You Must Be the Husband, BBC, 1987.

Muldoon, "Days of Fines and Closures," Minder, ITV, 1989.

Sergeant Hartley, "Raise the Hispanic," Lovejoy, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Sergeant "Nozzer" Richardson, "Rear Window," The Detectives, 1994.

Sergeant "Nozzer" Richardson, "D.C. of Love," The Detectives, 1995.

Dan Kavanagh, "Heartbreak Hotel," Casualty, BBC1, 1995.

Sergeant "Nozzer" Richardson, "The Beast of Hackney Marshes," The Detectives, 1997.

Sergeant "Nozzer" Richardson, "Best Man," The Detectives, 1997.

Vinnie Rogers, "Cross Purposes," The Bill, ITV1, 1997.

Jim Horton, "Puppy Love," Holby City (also known as Holby), BBC, 1999.

Ron Nicholls, "Rites of Passage," Harbour Lights, BBC, 2000.

Jim Summers, "Back with a Vengeance: Parts 1 & 2," Burnside, ITV, 2000.

Harry "Jack" Clement, "Body Blows," Doctors, BBC, 2001.

Norman Klein, "Promised Land," The Bill, ITV1, 2001.

Uncle Clive Mitchell, EastEnders, BBC, 2002.

George, "Cherry Intacto," Is Harry on the Boat?, Sky One, 2003.

Barry Jackson, "222," The Bill, ITV1, 2004.

Barry Jackson, "223," The Bill, ITV1, 2004.

Ben Roche, Rose and Maloney, ITV, 2005.

Bert Hazeldene, "Love and Duty," Casualty, BBC1, 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

(Television debut) Porky, Mencius Was a Bad Boy, BBC1, 1950.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Boy with stick, An Alligator Named Daisy, 1955.

(Uncredited) Kishu, The Queen's Guards, 1961.

(As Anthony Selby) George, The City Under the Sea (also known as City in the Sea and War-Gods of the Deep), 1965.

Reporter Harry Marshall (some sources cite Henry Marshall), Press for Time, Rank, 1966.

(Uncredited) Lace, Alfie, Paramount, 1966.

Pub customer, Poor Cow, National General, 1967.

(Uncredited) Cameraman, The High Commissioner (also known as Nobody Runs Forever), Cinerama, 1968.

Tom Salter, The Conqueror Worm (also known as Edgar Allan Poe's "Conqueror Worm," Matthew Hopkins: Conqueror Worm, Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General, and Witchfinder General), American International Pictures, 1968.

Ted, Before Winter Comes, Columbia, 1968.

Taxi driver, In Search of Gregory (also known as Alla ricerca di Gregory), Universal, 1970.

Duncan, Villain, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971.

Bill, Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, United Artists, 1972.

Nobody Ordered Love, 1973.

(Uncredited) Hood, Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie), 1978.

Boozy, If You Go Down in the Woods Today, 1981.

Ted, Loop, 1997.

Stage Appearances:

(London debut) Curly, Peter Pan, Scala Theatre, 1949.

Schol, The Quare Fellow, Comedy Theatre, London, 1956.

Member of ensemble, Living for Pleasure (revue), Garrick Theatre, London, 1958.

Member of ensemble, On the Avenue (revue), Globe Theatre, London, 1961.

Member of ensemble, Old Time Music Hall (revue), Players' Theatre, London, 1964.

Fred, Saved, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1965.

Touchwood Senior, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Royal Court Theatre, 1966.

Christopher Budgett, Sometime Never, Fortune Theatre, London, 1969.

Ken, Enemy, Saville Theatre, London, 1969.

Eric, Friday, Theatre Upstairs, London, 1971.

Carter, Flashpoint, New End Theatre, London, 1977, then May Fair Theatre, London, 1978.

Cullin, Tishoo, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1979.

Straker, Man and Superman, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1983.

Troughton, Run for Your Wife, Princess Alexander Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, then Criterion Theatre, London, both 1984.

Ron, The Light Rough, Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1986.

Rupert Murdoch and John Smith, Ugly Rumours, Tricycle Theatre, London, 1998.

Major Tours:

Troughton, Run for Your Wife, Australian cities, 1985.



Sabalom Glitz (in archive footage), "Doctor Who:" The Colin Baker Years, 1991.

(In archive footage) Boom Boom! The Best of the Original Basil Brush Show, 2001.