Bill Oddie guest stars on MWC as Winston, one of the local townspeople in Lower Uncton, England who plot to rid the village of the Bundy curse by luring the Bundys to the village in order to kill Al and Bud, the last two male Bundys alive on earth in the Season 6 episode trilogy "The England Show".
|General Actor Information|
|Birth Name:||William Edgar Oddie|
|Born:||July 7, 1941|
|Birthplace:||Rochdale, Lancashire, England, UK|
|Occupation:||Actor, Screenwriter, Composer, Comedian, Artist, ornithologist, TV presenter/personality|
|Appeared on:||Married... with Children|
|Character/Appearance on MWC:||Winston|
|Episodes appearances:||"The England Show" trilogy (Season 6)|
William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE (born July 7, 1941) is an English author, actor, comedian, artist, naturalist and musician, who became famous as one of The Goodies. Bill makes a guest appearance as Winston, one of the local townspeople of Lower Uncton, a small village in England, the onetime home of Al Bundy's ancestor, Seamus McBundy, who concoct a plot to lure the Bundys to their village with the intent of killing the last male Bundys alive, meaning Al and Bud, in the three episode story in Season 6 titled "The England Show".
Born in Rochdale, Lancaashire, England to Harry Oddie and Lillian (née Clegg). Bill also had also had a sister, Margaret Jean Oddie, who died when 5 days old on 21 January 1940 a year before his own birth. Oddie lived at Oak Tree Crescent, Quinton, Birmingham, England from about age 6 to 15, brought up by his father, Harry, and his father's mother, Emily. Oddie has no memory of his mother, Lilian, living at home.
As a child, Bill's mother Lillian worked in cotton mill under harsh conditions. She suffered from a chronic mental illness, perhaps bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, and abandoned Oddie while he was at an early age. She was a long-term inpatient in Barnsley Hall Hospital, Bromsgrove, for more than 20 years, having been first admitted as a voluntary patient at the age of 36 years.
When Bill's father, Harry, was 17 years old, his father, Wilkinson Oddie, died of heart failure on 23 February 1927, a post-operative death, after an operation for carcinoma of the left tonsil, which used chloroform as an anaesthetic. Oddie developed a hobby first in egg collecting (which was then legal) then birdwatching, and his father encouraged school education.
A |birdwatcher since his childhood in Quinton, Birmingham, Oddie has now established a reputation as an ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter on wildlife issues. Some of his books are illustrated with his own paintings and drawings.
Oddie's wildlife programmes for the BBC include: Springwatch/Autumnwatch, How to Watch Wildlife, Wild In Your Garden]], Birding with Bill Oddie, Britain Goes Wild with Bill Oddie and Bill Oddie Goes Wild.
Oddie is married to Laura Beaumont (Beaumont-Gilles), with whom he has worked on a variety of projects for children, including film scripts, drama and comedy series, puppet shows and books. They have a daughter, Rosie (b. October 30, 1985), and live in Hampstead, London.
Oddie also has two daughters from his first marriage (1967 to Jean Hart): Bonnie, and the actress Kate Hardie, plus three grandchildren, Lyle, Ella, and Gracie
- ↑ Template:London Gazette
- ↑ Bill Oddie - Rochdale Town Talk
- ↑ Oddie, William (2009). One Flew Into the Cuckoo's Egg. Hodder Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0-340-95194-1. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=0iaA1kW7hOUC&lpg=PT5&pg=PT33#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
- ↑ BBC - Bill Oddie OBE - Comedian and Naturalist
- Bill Oddie at the Internet Movie Database
- Bill Oddie at the Internet Broadway Database
- Bill Oddie Homepage
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