This CV is acting credits only - For directing and producing I am in the process of constructing a page.

AGE RANGE: 45/60




Giles started is career as a child actor in 1962 in the long-running TV series ‘Gideon’s Way’ as Malcolm Gideon. Since those early days he has worked in a wide variety of media as producer, director and actor. He is probably best known to the public for his performances in British sit-coms such as ‘How’s Your Father’, ‘You’re Only Young Twice’, ‘Keep It In The Family’, ‘Allo Allo’ and the vicar Oswald in Carla Lane’s ‘Bread’.

TV drama credits go from the charming 2nd Lt James Marriot in ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ some years ago to the nasty Mr Radcliffe in ‘Grange Hill’. In between he played the villainous Violin Man in Alan Bleasedale’s ‘Melissa’. In 2001 he starred in ‘The Tutankhamun Conspiracy’ playing Howard Carter for Channel 5.

He has worked with many directors: Val May, Roger Redfarn, Graham Muir, Ian Dickens, Otto Preminger, Stephen Barry, Cyril Frankel, Roy Ward Baker, Leslie Norman, Robin Nash, John B Hobbs, Peter James and many others...

His main acting credits are:-


Bread (BBC) The Rev Oswald Carter (4 series)
‘Allo ‘Allo (BBC) Major Thwistleton-Thynnes
How’s Your Father (YTV) Martin Matthews (2 series)
No Place Like Home (BBC) Maurice
All In The Family (Thames) Jack.
You’re Only Young Twice (YTV) P C Henry
Upstairs Downstairs (LWT) 2nd Lt James Marriot
Gideon’s Way (ABPC) Malcolm Gideon (2 series)
Melissa (BBC) The Violin Man
The Tutankhamun Conspiracy Howard Carter


Love's a Luxury (2010) - Charles Pentwick
Strictly Murder (2009) - The Ross twins
The Rake's Return (2009) - Ramble - The Rake
A Party to Murder (2006) - Chuck
Just Desserts (2005) - Bernard
Out of Order (2004) - Richard Willey
Don’t Dress for Dinner (2000) - Robert
Educating Rita (1999) - Frank
No Sex Please We’re British (1999) - Peter Hunter
Don’t Dress for Dinner (1998) - Robert
Confusions (1996) - Various parts
The Constant Wife (1995/1996) - Bernard
The Constant Wife (1994) - Bernard
Inside Job (1993) - Larry
Witness For the Prosecution (1994) - Leonard Vole
Jamaica Inn (1991) - Jem Merlyn
The King’s General (1990) - Robin Harris
Noises Off (1988) - Gary Lejeune
Two and Two Make Sex (1986) - Nick
A Man for All Seasons (1985) - Richard Rich
Romeo & Juliet(1985) - Paris/Abram
Macbeth (1984) - Ross
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1984) - Player
Salad Days (1974) - Lord Danvers
Murder at the Vicarage (1973) - Dennis


Pygmalion (Vienna 1999) - Henry Higgins
The Secretary Bird (1995) - John Brownlow


Don’t Dress for Dinner (1997) - Robert
Bread (1991) - The Rev Oswald Carter
Dean (1977) - James Dean
The Unknown Soldier & His Wife (1975) - Soldier
Trelawney (1974) - Albert

· denotes more than one production

Strictly Murder - Ross
Building Blocks - David
All for Mary - Clive Norton
Why not Stay for Breakfast - George Clarke
Rape of the Belt - Heracles
Murderer (Anthony Shaffer) - Norman
Intimate Exchanges - All male roles
Private Lives - Victor
Don’t Dress For Dinner - Robert
Bread* (the play) - The Rev Oswald Carter
Noises Off* - Gary Lejeune
The Constant Wife* - Bernard
Two & Two Make Sex - Nick
Marriage Rites - David
Sleuth - Milo Tindle
The Norman Conquests* - Norman
Same Time Next Year - George
The Owl & the Pussycat - Felix
To Dorothy A Son - Tony
Flarepath - Teddy Graham
Come Blow Your Horn - Alan
A Friend Indeed - Bobby Butterfield
Absent Friends - John
Who Killed Santa Claus - Jack Campbell-Barnes
The Reluctant Peer - Tony, Earl of Lister
Spring & Port Wine - Wilfred
There Goes the Bride* - Bill Shorter
Duet for Two Hands* - Stephen Cass
The Gentle Hook - Alan Kyle
Dead Man’s Hand - Frank
Sound of Murder - Charles Norbury
Rope - Kenneth Raglan
Busybody - Harry Baxter
Odd Man In - Mervyn Browne
Trap For a Lonely Man - Father Maximin
Shock - Terry Dexter
See How They Run - Lionel Toop
Spider’s Web - Jeremy Warrander
The Browning Version - John Taplow
The Late Edwina Black - Inspector Martin
Move Over Mrs Markham - Henry Lodge
The Grass is Greener - Charles
The Wilbur Grant Deception - Briggs
The Importance of Being Earnest* - Merriman
Barefoot in the Park - Paul Bratter
Butterflies are Free - Don


Dick Whittington - Sarah the Cook
Puss in Boots - Dame Dotty


The Human Factor (Otto Preminger) - Colin Poundless
Roscoe versus the Others - Roscoe (RN Films)
Various students films - The London Film School


Director of some seventy plays (Further CV available)
Narration for the National Geographic Channel
Series of Renault Clio commercials
Various voiceovers
Celebrity contestant on game shows
Celebrity guest on chat shows
Royal Variety Performance
Various charity performances
Yugo cars conference
Sussex Building Society commercial
Carlsberg Commercial
BMW (Mini) Commercial
Lectures to drama students
Compere at Phil Collins charity concert

A winner of the Variety Club’s BBC TV Personality of the Year award 1988.


Giles is a keen sailor and owns two small yachts.
He was Essex Junior Champion Archer.
He rides well having been brought up with horses literally in the house.
He enjoys scuba diving as long as it’s nice and warm.