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Other names  Lionel Haft
Role  Actor
Name  Linal Haft
Years active  1968-present
Occupation  Actor

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Born  23 March 1945 (age 70) (1945-03-23) Leeds, England
Movies and TV shows  Escape from Sobibor, EastEnders, Moulin Rouge!, Soft Fruit, Tuesday
Similar People  Martin Gooch, Sacha Bennett, Jack Gold, Richard Lowenstein, Charles Dickens

Linal Haft (born 23 March 1945 in Leeds) is an English actor, best known for playing controlling or manipulative characters in both film and television, most notably his role as businessman Harry Gold in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2010 to 2011. He is sometimes credited as Lionel Haft.


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Haft made his acting debut in an episode of Homicide as Harry Bruce in 1968. He went on to play his second role later the same year, as Adams in an episode of Contrabandits. From 1968 to 1978, he had many more roles, including Curly in an episode of Riptide (1969); Don in an episode of The Squirrels (1976); and as Cookson in two episodes of Armchair Thriller (1978). He appeared as Monty Fish in the second series of ITV's post-war comedy drama Shine on Harvey Moon in 1982. Haft also appeared in episode of Dempsey and Makepeace,Haft accepted the role of Reno in the 2006 thriller film Solo.

Haft portrayed Harry Gold in the British soap opera EastEnders, from 23 June 2010 until late November 2010. He returned on 29 August.

In February 2013 he played Joseph Lavender in the BBC One drama series Ripper Street.

He, Frank Mills and Paul Brooke are the only actors to appear in both the Classic and New series of Minder, but starring in different roles in each.

Selected filmography

  • The Sweeney (1978)
  • Birth of the Beatles (1979)
  • Minder (1982)
  • The Professionals A Man Called Quinn (1983)
  • Shine On Harvey Moon (1983)First Among Equals (1986)
  • Escape from Sobibor (1987)
  • The Charmer (1987)
  • Soft Fruit (1999)
  • Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  • He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001)
  • The Man Who Sued God (2001)
  • Liquid Bridge (2003)
  • The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
  • Solo (2006)
  • Tu£sday (2008)
  • EastEnders (2010–11)
  • New Tricks (2011)
  • Frozen Moments (2011)
  • Naked Before the World (2011)
  • Death (2012)
  • References

    Linal Haft Wikipedia