Harry Meacher grew up in Hainault, Essex. In his teens he worked with Joan Littlewood in Stratford and with James Cooper in Ilford. After winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he performed at the Royal Court Theatre, in London's West End and at many leading regional venues. At the National Theatre he worked with Laurence Olivier, and later played Martin Dysart during the run of the original production of Equus directed by John Dexter. His screen appearances have ranged from series such as Dixon of Dock Green, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Softly Softly, Special Branch and The Troubleshooters to major films, including Trial By Combat, Transatlantis and Kannibal.
He has written and adapted plays which have been performed in London, and he toured the Mediterranean with his wife Judi Bowker in his own play The Brownings. His plays Buccaneer and A Haunting Twist have been seen in New York and elsewhere in America. He has toured capital cities in the Middle and Far East, Australia and New Zealand. His adaptations include works by Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg, Gorky and Dickens. With Kit Gerould he co-wrote The Sensualist which played at the Arts Theatre in London. He directed and performed in Uncle Vanya which won Time Out's Critics' Choice award. He has played the title roles in King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Richard III, Ivanov, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and Prospero in The Tempest. In his own adaptation from Conan Doyle, he portrayed Sherlock Holmes. He directed Hedda Gabler starring Judi Bowker.
Later, Harry Meacher co-founded Coachhouse Films.
- Harry Meacher at the Internet Movie Database