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Norman Pace
Birth date: 17 February 1953
In the DWU
Main roles: Harvey
Stories: Survival
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Norman John Pace is an English actor and comedian, best known as one half of the comedy duo Hale and Pace with his friend and comic partner Gareth Hale.

The pair appeared together in the final "classic era" Doctor Who television serial: 1989's Survival, in which they portrayed, respectively, Harvey and Len, a pair of grocery shop clerks who encounter the Seventh Doctor.

Personal life

Pace was born 17 February 1953, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, Great Britain. He grew up in Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire. He attended the Magnus Grammar School (now called the Magnus C of E School). He then went to Avery Hill College, now the Avery Hill Campus of the University of Greenwich, in Eltham where he gained a BEd in 1975.

Pace has a disabled daughter Holly. He has revealed that he fears for her well-being after he and her mother Beverley have died.[1]

Work with Gareth Hale

Former teachers, Pace and Hale's comedy partnership has fronted several television programmes, most notably Hale and Pace, Pushing Up Daisies, h&p@bbc, and Jobs for the Boys. As straight actors, they also fronted the original TV dramatisation of Dalziel and Pascoe Also in 1989, Hale and Pace won the Rose d'Or. In 2007 they appeared in the Christmas Special of Extras, called "The Extra Special Series Finale", playing themselves.

Later work

Recently, Norman Pace has taken a direction towards theatre and has starred in Chicago, Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson, Our Man in Havana, and Murdered to Death.

Pace is also a regular presenter for The Open on the Sky Poker channel. He is a keen poker player and has done well in several tournaments. In 2005, he appeared on the celebrity poker chatshow Heads Up with Richard Herring to discuss his career and his love of poker. He has also provided commentary for the PartyPoker.com European Open. Pace won the Grand Final of the Showbiz Poker event, winning the £25,000 first prize.

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