David Lodge (1921-2003) b. Rochester, Kent, England.
Educated at St Nicholas School, London, tough-looking actor David Lodge‘s aggressive Londoners were usually leavened with humour. After varied experience in Gang Shows, a circus and music-hall, he moved into cinema character roles. He made his film debut in the wartime drama The Cockleshell Heroes (1955), and there followied an apprenticeship as tough, back-street types but he soon showed a penchant for comedy, making notable contributions to several Peter Sellers films including the less than successful safecracker, Jelly Knight, in Two Way Stretch (1960). Broader comedy roles in later years were on the whole less successful, but he remained busy in movies until the early 1980s.