Paul Angelis (born 18 January 1943, Liverpool, Lancashire) is an English actor and writer best known for his role as PC Bannerman in the British television series Z-Cars.

Early life

He attended St. Francis Xavier's Grammar School, Liverpool and St Mungo's Academy, Glasgow [1] then worked for merchant banks for six years before training as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Having moved to London he then toured with a children's theatre company.[2]

Voice actor

He provided the voice of Ringo Starr and the Chief Blue Meanie in the film Yellow Submarine.

Television and film appearances

He has appeared in many British television programmes such as George and Mildred,Callan, The Liver Birds, The Onedin Line, Man About The House, Quiller, The Sweeney, The Gentle Touch, Bergerac, Armchair Theatre, Z-Cars, Softly, Softly, Robin's Nest, Juliet Bravo, Casualty,The Grimleys and Porridge as the tattooed former seafarer 'Navy Rum'.

He also played Alf Garnett's son-in-law Mike in the film The Alf Garnett Saga. Other feature films include For Your Eyes Only and Otley. He is the elder brother of Michael Angelis, who is famous for narrating the popular children's TV show, Thomas and Friends, which had Ringo Starr (whom Paul Angelis voiced in Yellow Submarine) as narrator for the first two seasons. Paul is exactly 9 years to the day older than Michael.


He has written several BBC radio shows, a television food programme for TSW and a novel.


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