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Also Known As: Andreas Siegfried Sachs Died:
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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.

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.

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2.
 Nowhere in Africa (2002) Mr. Rubens
3.
 Taxandria (1995) Superintendent
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 Faust (1994) Voice S (English Version)
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 Mystery of Edwin Drood, The (1993) Durdles
6.
 Consuming Passions (1988) Jason
7.
 History of the World Part I (1981) Gerard
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 Revenge of The Pink Panther (1978) Hospital Inmate
9.
 What's Up Nurse (1977) Waiter Guido
10.
 House of Mortal Sin (1975) Young Man
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1959:
First TV appearance on "Dial 999"
1975:
Breakout performance as Manuel on "Fawlty Towers"
1981:
Appeared in "The History of the World: Part I"
2009:
Recurring role as Ramsay Clegg on "Coronation Street"
2012:
Supporting role in Dustin Hoffman's "Quartet"
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