Patrick Newell

Patrick David Newell (27 March 1932 – 22 July 1988) was a British actor known for his large size. It is reputed[weasel words] he gained weight as a deliberate attempt to boost his career, marking him out for some niche roles. In Who's Who On Television in the late 1970s, Newell described himself as "Actor with a weight problem--the more he diets, the less work he seems to get."