Bill Maynard

Bill Maynard

Comedy actor
Walter Frederick George Williams was an English comedian and actor who operated under the stage name Bill Maynard. He began working in television in the 1950s, notably starring alongside Terry Scott in Great Scott - It's Maynard! .Wikipedia
BornOctober 8, 1928
HometownHeath End, England
Height6'1" (1.85m)
SpouseTonia Bern (m 1989 - 1998) , Muriel Linnett (m 1949 - 1983)
ChildrenMaynard Williams , Jane Maynard
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Heartbeat: Do you remember seeing Gary Barlow on the show?

  • Heartbeat has welcomed some big names over the years, but did you spot a certain pop star trying out his acting skills on the show back in 2000? For the special 150th episode of the hugely popular show back in 2000, Take That's frontman Gary Barlow appeared as a hitchhiker, Micky Shannon.READ: 7 celebrities you didn't know had cameo appearances in HeartbeatJust 29-years-old at the time, Gary opened up about appearing on the show, saying: "I used to go around to see my nan on Sundays and she would always switch it on, although she used to call it 'Heartbreak'. It's a family show - the sort of thing you watch on a Sunday night. Most of my scenes were with Bill Maynard. We've had a crack, we've really had a laugh, him being a northern comic - it was brilliant."Gary played a hitchhiker named Mickey in the 150th episodeHe also opened up about working with a team again ahead of Take That reforming, saying: "I've been working on my own for a while since leaving the group - it was great to be part of a team again."  Gary has since joked about his performance on the showThe Rule the World singer reflected on his role during an appearance on Lorraine back in 2013 when asked about having to act in Take That's latest music video, joking: "I have to draw on my experience from Heartbeat in the '90s. I don't know why it was called Heartbeat because believe me, in my performance there wasn't a heartbeat, it was more like a flatline."MORE: Heartbeat cast before and afterGary is among an impressive list of star-studded cameos that the show has enjoyed over the years, including Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch and Michelle Dockery.