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Gareth Hunt

Mike Gambit in The New Avengers

Photos Gareth Hunt Birth name: Alan Leonard Hunt
Birth date: 1943/02/07
Date of death : 2007/03/14 (64 years old)
Birth place : Londres (Angleterre)

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Biography for Gareth Hunt

Gareth Hunt (born 7 February 1943 in London) is an English actor, known for his roles as Frederick in Upstairs, Downstairs and Mike Gambit in The New Avengers which also starred a youthful Joanna Lumley as Purdee. They were complimented by the only member of the original series The Avengers to reprise his role, Patrick Macnee as John Steed.

The curly-haired Hunt subsequently made a series of television ads for Nescafé, with a trademark move; to shake his clenched hand then open it and smell it, to reveal coffee beans. Naturally, this somewhat dubious hand motion and his rhyming name (See Cockney rhyming slang) earned his place in the hearts of all 1970s schoolchildren, viz. "Don't be such a Gareth Hunt".

He also had a role in the 1974 Doctor Who story Planet of the Spiders.


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Title Role
Night & Day (2001) TV Series Charlie Doyle
Parting Shots (1999) Inspector Bass
Harry and the Wrinklies (1999) TV Series Percy 'Beastly' Priestly
The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo (1998) Grand Master
Fierce Creatures (1997) Inspector Masefield
Upstairs Downstairs Remembered: 25th Anniversary (1996) (V) Presenter
Side by Side (1992) TV Series Vince Tulley
The Castle of Adventure (1990) (TV) Bill Cunningham
A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990) (TV) Dalton
Grottmorden (1990) Craig Lammar
The Lady and the Highwayman (1989) (TV) Coachman/Sgt. Potter
A Chorus of Disapproval (1988) Ian Hubbard
A Hazard of Hearts (1987) (TV) Joker
It Couldn't Happen Here (1987) Uncle Dredge/postcard seller/ventriloquist
Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984) Elliot Broome
And the Wall Came Tumbling Down (1984) (TV) Peter Whiteway
Gabrielle and the Doodleman (1984)
Funny Money (1982) Keith Banks
That Beryl Marston ...! (1981) TV Series Gerry Bodley
The World Is Full of Married Men (1979) Jay Grossman
The House on Garibaldi Street (1979) (TV) Kedem
No 1: Licensed to Love and Kill (1979) Charles Bind
The New Avengers (1976) TV Series Mike Gambit
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) TV Series Frederick Norton (1975)
The Brotherhood (1975) (TV) Woolner
For the Love of Ada (1972) Policeman


Nephew of actress Martita Hunt.

Famous for his Nescafe coffee television commercials in which he shook coffee beans in his hands.


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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by misou
  • Last update: 10/06/2009 by patate44

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