Paul McDowell, British actor and singer, Died at 84

  Actor, Music

Paul McDowell was born on August 15, 1931, and died on May 2, 2016.

He was an English actor and writer

Paul appeared in numerous television productions over a 40-year period.

When he left school, he went on to train to be a painter at Chelsea Art College.

During the early 1960s as “Whispering” Paul McDowell he was a vocalist with the British 1920s-style jazz band The Temperance Seven, who had a No. 1 hit in Britain.

Paul was a member of the pop group ‘Guggenheim’ which he formed with Granada TV producer and singer Chris Pye, and guitarist Jules Burns.

In 1972, his album Guggenheim was released on Indigo Records, and distributed by the British Decca label.

Paul worked at the Establishment Club as an actor/writer, then became a member of the improvisational group the Second City in the United States and was a writer on The Frost Report.

Some of his television roles include: Mr. Collinson, a sour-faced prison officer in Porridge, Churchill’s butler in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, and Mr. Phillips in The Two of Us.

Paul featured in several editions of Dave Allen at Large. Film roles include a Scottish laird in The Thirty Nine Steps (1978).

McDowell wrote for Sheila Hancock and The Two Ronnies, as a screenwriter.

After he concentrated mostly on writing and teaching t’ai chi ch’uan.

Paul McDowell passed away at 84 yrs old.