Lennard Pearce Biography
Birthday: February 9, 1915 (Aquarius)
Born In: Paddington, London, England
Lennard Pearce was a British actor who worked extensively in theater and also in some popular British TV series. Born and raised in London, Lennard received his training as an actor at the ‘Royal Academy of Dramatic Art,’ in London. As a young theater actor in the 1930s, he performed some plays in Germany. One of his shows was attended by a few senior ‘Nazi’ officials. One of the officials who shook Lennard’s hands was Adolph Hitler. Lennard later said that he regretted not killing Hitler back then. Some of his early plays were ‘Much Ado about Nothing,’ ‘The Rivals,’ and ‘Winnie the Pooh.’ As a theater actor, he also served as a member of the ‘Royal Shakespeare Company.’ Lennard started his full-fledged on-screen career in the 1970s and made a mark with a role in the series ‘Nearest and Dearest.’ He had earlier appeared in the TV play ‘Cathy Come Home’ (1966). However, he is best known for his portrayal of ‘Grandad Trotter,’ or ‘Edward "Ted" Trotter,’ in the British sitcom ‘Only Fools and Horses.’ He first appeared in the series in 1981 and made his last appearance in it in 1984, the year of his death.