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David Barry (actor)

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David Barry
Meurig Wyn Jones

(1943-04-30) 30 April 1943 (age 77)
Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
OccupationActor, author
Years active1964–present

David Barry (born Meurig Wyn Jones,[1] 30 April 1943) is a Welsh actor and novelist. He is best known for his role as Frankie Abbott, (the gum-chewing mother's boy who was convinced he was extremely tough), in the LWT sitcom Please Sir! and the spin-off series The Fenn Street Gang.

He also appeared in two TV spin-off movies - Please Sir! (1971) and George and Mildred (1980).

His first broadcast script was written for The Fenn Street Gang and he wrote many episodes of Thames TV's Keep it in the Family.[2]

In 2016, Barry is reprising the role of Frankie Abbott in his own play A Day in the Lives of Frankie Abbott.[3] In 2017, he appeared in the horror comedy short film Frankula.[4] In 2018, he appeared in another horror comedy short film called Bad Friday.[5]

Barry is also a novelist. His police thriller Each Man kills, set in Swansea, was published in 2002, to be followed by Willie the Actor in 2008. His autobiography was entitled Flashback. He has also written a children's book, The Ice Cream Time Machine.[2] He lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

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  • The Wrecking Bar (as Meurig Jones)
  • Missing Persons (as Meurig Jones)


  1. ^ Room, Adrian (2012). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins (5th ed.). McFarland. p. 49. ISBN 9780786457632.
  2. ^ a b "BARRY, DAVID | List Of Writers". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  3. ^ "David Barry actor/writer". Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  4. ^ Phillips-Jones, Richard (March 4, 2017). "Please Sir's Frankie Abbott Returns For Fang-Tastic Frankula Horror Romp". The Spooky Isles. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  5. ^ Gelmini, David (April 4, 2018). "Watch Now: Comedy Horror Shorts Frankula and Bad Friday". Dread Central. Retrieved August 6, 2020.

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