From left: Roger Lloyd Pack,Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon and Maggie Smith in the Mike Newell directed family adventure fantasy “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005)

Do you remember Roger Lloyd Pack? If you watched either of the comedy series “Only Fools and Horses….” or “The Vicar of Dibley,” you would know the actor as Trigger and Owen Newitt, respectively.

Harry Potter fans will remember he played Barty Crouch Sr. in the 2005 Mike Newell directed family adventure fantasy “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” This is the same film “Doctor Who” alumnus David Tennant played Barty Crouch Jr.

Speaking of “Doctor Who,” when Tennent was still playing The Doctor, Lloyd-Pack was seen in the episodes “Rise of the Cybermen” and “The Age of Steel” playing John Lumic.

Roger Lloyd Pack (1944–2014)

Born in Islington, London, England on Tuesday, 8 Feb. 1944, Lloyd-Pack was the son of Charles and Ulrike Elizabeth Lloyd-Pack. While his mother worked as a travel agent, his father was an actor.

After obtaining passing grades in English, French and Latin A-Levels from Bedales School, Lloyd-Pack began training at London’s famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). It was at RADA Lloyd-Pack worked with actors including Kenneth Cranham and Richard Wilson.

If you are wondering where you might know these names from, Cranham and Wilson played Aulfric and Gaius, respectively, on the Johnny Capps / Julian Jones / Jake Michie / Julian Murphy co-created fantasy adventure drama “Merlin.”

Lloyd-Pack’s last television appearance came in 2014 when he played Alex Greene in the Mat King directed “Law & Order: UK” episode “I Predict a Riot.”

Lloyd-Pack died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Kentish Town on Wednesday, 15 Jan. 2014. He was 69.

In addition to Lloyd-Pack, other entertainment professionals born on this day include:

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