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Andrew Sachs (born Andreas Siegfried Sachs, April 7, 1930) is a British actor.

Sachs was born in Berlin, Germany. His family moved to England when he was eight years old to escape the Nazi persecution of Jews. Sachs is best known for his role as Manuel, the Spanish waiter in the sitcom Fawlty Towers, and is now frequently heard as a narrator of television and radio documentaries. He is married to Melody Lang, who appeared in one episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil the Rat, as Mrs. Taylor.

From 1984 to 1986, Sachs starred as Father Brown in a BBC Radio series based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton.

Sachs performed all the voices in the English-language version of Jan Švankmajer's 1994 film Faust.

Sachs also appeared on many children's TV shows, such as William's Wish Wellingtons, Starhill Ponies and AlfTales. In addition, he bas been narrator on many television documentaries, including ITV's ...from Hell series.

He has also appeared as Skagra in the webcast/audio version of the Doctor Who story Shada that was completed by Big Finish Productions in 2003. In 2002 and again in 2004 he played Dr. John Watson in two series of original Sherlock Holmes stories for BBC Radio 4, which starred Clive Merrison as the famous consulting detective.

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