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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.
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