Alan Lake

Alan Lake (24 November 1940 - 10 October 1984) was a British actor.

Lake was born in Stoke-on-Trent. [ [http://www.movietome.com/people/70649/alan-lake/index.html Alan Lake] movietome.com] He became a master swordsman with épée and foil. He was also a keen horseman and once broke his back in a riding accident.

He is best known as the third husband of the actress Diana Dors. They were married on 23 November 1968 and their stormy marriage produced a son, Jason. Alan Lake committed suicide by shooting himself at their Sunningdale home, five months after her death from cancer. It was later revealed that, as well as being grief-stricken over his wife's death, he was terminally ill with a brain tumour.Fact|date=June 2008

His roles included Herrick in the "Doctor Who" story "Underworld"; and parts in "The Avengers", "Blake's 7", "Juliet Bravo", and "Hart To Hart".

A lesser known fact is that he recorded a pop single, 'Good Times' / 'Got To Have Tenderness' Issued in 1969 by Ember Records (EMBS 278).Fact|date=May 2008

Acting roles

*"The Midnight Men" (1964) ... Policeman
*"Catch Hand" - Fifteen-Bob-An-Hour-Men (1964) TV Episode ... Charlie
*"No Hiding Place" - Real Class (1964) TV Episode ... Third Player
*"Wear a Very Big Hat" (1965) (TV) ... Harry Atkins
*"Cluff" ... aka "Clough - The Village Constable" (1965) TV Episode ... Tod Meller
*"Catch Us If You Can" ... aka "Having a Wild Weekend" (1965) ...Cameraman
*"Stand Up, Nigel Barton" ... aka "" (1965) (TV)
*"Sky West and Crooked" ... aka "Gypsy Girl" (1966) ... Camlo
*"Redcap" - The Moneylenders (1966) TV Episode ... Lance Corporal Farrington
*"The Saint" - Locate and Destroy (1966) TV Episode ... Jacob
*" 13 Against Fate "The Traveller" (1966) BBC TV Drama ... Robert Eloi
*"The Avengers" - The House That Jack Built (1966) TV Episode (uncredited) ... Her Majesty's Prison Officer
*"Thirty Minute Theatre" - The Wake (1967) TV Episode
*"Charlie Bubbles" (1967) ... Airman
*"Dial Rudolph Valentino One One" (1967) (TV) ... Con
*"Z-Cars" - She's Not Yours, She's Mine: Part 2 (1967) TV Episode ... Speedy
*"Public Eye" - It Must Be The Architecture - Can't Be The Climate (1968) TV Episode ... Murchinson
*"Thief" (1968) (TV)
*"The Avengers" - The Forget-Me-Knot (1968) TV Episode ... Karl
*"A Bit of Crucifixion, Father" (1968) (TV) ... Gilbert
*"Dixon of Dock Green" - A Quiet Sunday (1968) TV Episode ...Kimber
*"Dixon of Dock Green" - No Love Lost (1969) TV Episode ... Keith Proctor
*"The Contenders" (1969) (mini) TV Series ... Tom Stocker
*"Department S" - Dead Men Die Twice (1969) TV Episode ... The Dandy
*"Freelance" (1971) ... Dean
*"Dixon of Dock Green" - The Informant (1972) TV Episode ... Dennis Brown
*"Layout for 5 Models" (1972) ... Andy
*"Hide and Seek" (1972)
*"Every Afternoon" (1972) ... Bodyguard
*"The Protectors" - See No Evil (1972) ... TV Episode ... Thug
*"The Adventurer" - Icons Are Forever (1973) TV Episode ... Carlo
*"Z Cars" - Hi-Jack (1973) TV Episode ... Brian Peake
*"Dixon of Dock Green" - Knocker (1974) TV Episode ... Jimmy Goddard
*"Percy's Progress" (1974) ... Derry Hogan
*"The Amorous Milkman" (1974) ... Sandy
*"The Swordsman" ... aka "Zapper's Sword of Fortune" (1974) ... Christiane Duval
*"Softly, Softly" ... aka "" - See What You've Done (1974) TV Episode ... Richard Spencer
*"Flame" (1975) ... Jack Daniels
*"The Sweeney" - The Ringer (1975) TV Episode ... Merrick
*"Crown Court" - Two in the Mind of One (1975) TV Episode
*"Z-Cars" - Tonight and Every Night (1975) TV Episode ... Danny
*"The Office Party" (1976) ... Mr Barnes
*"Dixon of Dock Green" - Domino (1976) TV Episode ... Ron Mason
*"Angels" - Celebration (1976) TV Episode ... Tony
*"Target" - Lady Luck (1977) TV Episode ... Swain
*"Z-Cars" - Error of Judgement (1977) TV Episode ... Stan
*"The Playbirds" (1978) ... Harry Dougan
*"Doctor Who" - Underworld (1978) TV Episode ... Herrick
*"Destiny" ... aka "" (1978) (TV) ... Monty Goodman
*"Hazell" - Hazell Settles the Accounts (1978) TV Episode ... Creasey
*"Z-Cars" - Driver (1978) TV Episode ... George Armstrong
*"Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair" (1979) ... David Galaxy
*"Yesterday's Hero" (1979) ... Georgie Moore
*"The Black Stuff" (1980) (TV) ... Dominic
*"Blake's 7" - The Aftermath (1980) TV Episode ...Chel
*"Rumpole's Return" (1980) (TV) ...Meacher
*"Juliet Bravo" - Trouble at T'Mill (1980) TV Episode ...Ted Galway
*"The Olympian Way" (1981) TV Series
*"Dick Turpin" - The Secret Folk (1982) TV Episode ... Zsika
*"The Gentle Touch" - Joker (1982) TV Episode ... Malcolm Webster
*"Juliet Bravo" - A Breach of the Peace (1982) (TV Episode) ... Tom Tully
*"Hart to Hart" - Passing Chance (1983) TV Episode ... Nick
*"Bergerac" - Tug of War (1984) TV Episode ... Jack Broughton
*"Juliet Bravo" - Work Force (1984) TV Episode ... Grogan
*"Don't Open 'Til Christmas" (1984) ... Giles
*"Paint Me a Murder" ... aka "" (1985) (TV) ... Davey

References

"Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema" by Simon Sheridan (Reynolds & Hearn Books) (third edition) 2007

External links

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* [http://theavengers.tv/forever/pnote-lake.htm Alan Lake biography at Avengers Forever]
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