Aubrey Woods

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Aubrey Woods (born 9 April 1928) is an English actor. He was born in London. His television credits include Z-Cars, Up Pompeii!, Doctor Who (in the serial Day of the Daleks), Blake's 7, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Ever Decreasing Circles. He also played a notable role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, playing Bill the Candy Store Owner in which he sings the song "The Candy Man" near the beginning of the film. His first film role was as Smike in the 1947 film Nicholas Nickleby. On stage he played the role of Fagin in Lionel Bart's production of Oliver! at the New Theatre, St Martin's Lane in the 1960s alongside Nicolette Roeg and Robert Bridges. He also appeared as Jacob and Potiphar in the 1991 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium, the soundtrack of which topped the British Albums Chart in August 1991. He was friends with Julian Slade, with whom he collaborated to write the musical, Trelawny in the early 1970s.
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