Roy Hudd Roy Hudd, OBE (Born May 16, 1933 - usually misquoted as 1936, Croydon, Surrey) is a very tall British radio and television actor. He is also a playwright, author and Music Hall singer.
He is best known for his very long-running radio series The News Huddlines and recently for his role as the undertaker Archie Shuttleworth in the phenomenally popular ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street.
Hudd has written several books on Music Hall and Variety, made Music Hall records and appeared in live pantomime and variety performances, and is seen by broadcasters as an authority on the subject.
On radio, he has also given his voice to the roles of Max Quordlepleen in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and James Phillimore in The Singular Inheritance of Miss Gloria Wilson, an original Sherlock Holmes radio play in the series The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2002). He appeared as his hero Max Miller in the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio play Pier Pressure in 2006.
He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's 2003 New Year's Honours List.