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Name Melvyn Hayes
Role Bombadier Gloria Beaumont
Date Of Birth January 11th , 1935
Place Of Birth London , England
Date of Death -
Place Of Death -


Melvyn Hayes (born 11 January 1935) is an English actor.
He is probably best known for playing the effeminate Gunner (later Bombardier) 'Gloria' Beaumont in the BBC sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Hayes attended Sir Walter St John's Grammar School, Battersea. He was also in a well known theatrical troupe called Terry's Juveniles and his acting career stretches back to 1950 when he was "disappearing twice daily for £4 per week" performing the Indian Rope Trick in Maskelyne's Mysteries at the Comedy Theatre in London. He also appeared in Repertory Theatres in Surrey, Derbyshire and the Midlands. Notable film roles include the young Victor Frankenstein in The Curse of Frankenstein 1957, 'Jimmy' in The Young Ones with Cliff Richard (1961), 'Cyril' in Summer Holiday, again with Cliff Richard (1963), and 'Brother Willy' in Crooks in Cloisters (1964). As well as roles in popular films, Melvyn has appeared in numerous TV shows and series throughout his long career and is still performing regularly. He also did voices on children's cartoons such as SuperTed, The Dreamstone, Little Dracula, Alfred J. Quack and Budgie the Little Helicopter. Melvyn is also well known for his fine performances as a traditional Pantomime Dame in British Christmas Pantomimes - his most recent roles being Nanny Nellie in Sleeping Beauty in Worthing, West Sussex, UK (2006) and Widow Twankey in Aladdin in Chatham (2005). Other roles include parts in EastEnders as the character Michael Rawlins. Carry On England, Love Thy Neighbour, The Thin Blue Line, Here Come the Double Deckers, Potter's Picture Palace and the final series of Drop the Dead Donkey. He also provided the voice to several characters in the English translation of the cartoon Alfred J Kwak.
He was previously married to actress and agent Wendy Padbury and now lives on the Isle of Wight.


Actor Credits

  • EastEnders .... Michael Rawlins (8 episodes, 2005)
  • Doctors .... Ted Bryson (1 episode, 2004) - The Final Curtain (2004)
  • Pongwiffy (2002) TV series (voice)
  • Revolver (2001) TV series .... Various Characters (unknown episodes)
  • Jack and the Beanstalk (2000) (voice) .... Ambrose
  • Drop the Dead Donkey .... Sir Gordon (3 episodes, 1998)
  • The Thin Blue Line .... Chief Todger (1 episode, 1996)
  • Little Dracula (1991) TV series (voice) .... Deadwood
  • King of the Wind (1990) .... Twicker
  • The Dream Stone (1990) TV series (voice) .... Frizz
  • Super Gran .... PC Dumpling (1 episode, 1987)
  • Galloping Galaxies! .... Superbeing (1 episode, 1986)
  • Santa Claus (1985) .... Goober ... aka Santa Claus: The Movie (USA: promotional title)
  • Entertainment Express (1 episode, 1984)
  • SuperTed .... Skeleton (10 episodes, 1982-1984)
  • It Ain't Half Hot Mum .... Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
  • A Touch of the Sun (1979) .... Ginger Rogers ... aka No Secrets
  • What's Up Superdoc! (1978) .... Waiter/Pietro
  • Carry on England (1976) .... Gunner Shorthouse
  • Potter's Picture Palace (1976) TV series .... Melvyn Didsbury
  • Carry on Laughing! .... Charwallah Charlie (1 episode, 1975)
  • Man About the House (1974) .... Nigel
  • Love Thy Neighbour (1973) .... Terry
  • Sir Yellow .... Gregory (6 episodes, 1973)
  • The Adventures of Black Beauty .... Amos (1 episode, 1973)
  • Go for a Take (1972) .... Ambulance Man ... aka Double Take (USA)
  • Cosmo and Thingy (1972) (TV) .... Pune
  • The Regiment .... Private Hanks (1 episode, 1972)
  • A Christmas Carol (1971) (TV) (voice) .... Bob Cratchit
  • The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971) (as Melvin Hayes) .... (segment "Sloth")
  • Bachelor of Arts (1971) .... Mr. Jenkins
  • Here Come the Double Deckers! .... Albert the Street Cleaner (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
  • Beyond Belief (1970) TV series
  • A Walk with Love and Death (1969) .... First Entertainer
  • Father Dear Father .... Les (1 episode, 1968)
  • State of the Union (1968) (TV) .... Russell
  • Thirty-Minute Theatre .... Chivers (1 episode, 1965)
  • Dixon of Dock Green .... Atkins (4 episodes, 1958-1965)
  • The Chase (1964) (TV) .... Scratch
  • Wonderful Life (1964) .... Jerry ... aka Swingers' Paradise (USA)
  • Crooks in Cloisters (1964) .... Willy
  • The Human Jungle .... Bert Morgan (1 episode, 1963)
  • Summer Holiday (1963) .... Cyril
  • Oliver Twist .... The Artful Dodger (5 episodes, 1962)
  • The Silent Invasion (1962) .... Jean
  • The Seven Faces of Jim (1 episode, 1961)
  • The Young Ones (1961) .... Jimmy ... aka Wonderful to Be Young! (USA)
  • Mr. Pastry Hooks a Spook (1961) TV series .... John Groom
  • The Flesh and the Fiends(1960) .... Daft Jamie ... aka Mania (USA)
  • Bottoms Up (1960) .... Cecil Biggs
  • BBC Sunday-Night Theatre .... Sid Hensman (1 episode, 1959)
  • No Trees in the Street (1959) .... Tommy
  • Jo's Boys (1959) TV series .... Dan
  • Operation Amsterdam (1959) .... Willem
  • Our Mutual Friend (1958) TV series .... Charley Hexam
  • Adventure in the Hopfields (1958) .... Reilly
  • Violent Playground (1958) (uncredited) .... Kid in Johnnie's Gang
  • The Silver Sword .... Edek Balicki (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
  • Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School .... Skinner - a Cad (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
  • Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) .... Newsboy
  • The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) .... Young Victor
  • The Good Companions (1957) .... Telegraph Boy
  • The Wharf Road Mob (1957) (TV)
  • Stryker of the Yard .... The Page Boy (1 episode, 1957)
  • Quatermass II .... Frankie (1 episode, 1955)
  • The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955) .... Sydney
  • Face the Music (1954) (uncredited) .... Hotel bellhop ... aka The Black Glove (USA)