Andrew Sachs

He may be forever known as Manuel, the bumbling Spanish waiter on "Fawlty Towers" (BBC2, 1975, 1979), but Andrew Sachs has enjoyed a wide-ranging career that has spanned seven decades and countless film and television ... Read more »
Born: 04/07/1930 in Berlin, , DE

Filmography

Actor (23)

Breaking The Bank 2013 (Movie)

Jenkins (Actor)

Quartet 2012 (Movie)

Bobby Swanson (Actor)

Nowhere in Africa 2003 (Movie)

Mr. Rubens (Actor)

Attachments 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Two Faces of Heinrich Himmler 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Zizi -- Je T'aime 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Nova 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Taxandria 1995 (Movie)

Superintendent (Actor)

Faust 1994 (Movie)

s (Voice)

Almost a Dodo 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

Edge of the Abyss 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

Last Kingdom of the Elephants 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

Lifesense 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Mystery of Edwin Drood 1993 (Movie)

Durdles (Actor)

Asterix and the Big Fight 1989 (Movie)

of Ardeco (Voice)

Consuming Passions 1988 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

The Tempest 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Revenge of the Pink Panther 1978 (Movie)

Hospital Inmate (Actor)

Fawlty Towers 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

What's Up Nurse 1976 (Movie)

Waiter Guido (Actor)

House of Mortal Sin 1974 (Movie)

Young Man (Actor)

Hitler: The Last Ten Days 1973 (Movie)

Walter Wagner (Actor)

Biography

He may be forever known as Manuel, the bumbling Spanish waiter on "Fawlty Towers" (BBC2, 1975, 1979), but Andrew Sachs has enjoyed a wide-ranging career that has spanned seven decades and countless film and television roles. When "Fawlty Towers" ended in 1979, after two seasons and 12 brief but memorable episodes, Sachs took on a second career as a prominent voice-over actor. Despite doing voice-acting work for various BBC radio programs early on in his career, it was not until the early 1980s that Sachs began lending his voice to the small screen as well. In addition to narrating dozens of documentaries and television shows, Sachs also voiced a wide variety of audiobooks, including Thomas and the Tiger and Thomas and the Dinosaur, both of which followed characters from the popular "Thomas and Friends" (ITV, 1994- ) children's show. Of course, Sachs will always be remembered for his hilarious portrayal of the inept Manuel on "Fawlty Towers," an iconic role that continues to be rediscovered by future generations on streaming services such as Netflix.

Relationships

Georgina Baillie

Granddaughter

Melody Lang

Wife

Kate Sachs

Daughter

Milestones

2012

Supporting role in Dustin Hoffman's "Quartet"

2009

Recurring role as Ramsay Clegg on "Coronation Street"

1981

Appeared in "The History of the World: Part I"

1975

Breakout performance as Manuel on "Fawlty Towers"

1959

First TV appearance on "Dial 999"

Bonus Trivia

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Wrote a wordless play for the BBC, "The Revenge."

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Released two music singles as Manuel from "Fawlty Towers."

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Was the victim of a prank phone call on "The Russell Brand Show" in 2008.

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Has his own wax figure as Manuel from "Fawlty Towers" at Madam Tussaud's in London.

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