The pair then went on to appear together in the sitcom No, Honestly and, in later years, the ITV drama Forever Green.
Peter Firth made his name as the troubled teenager Alan Strang in the West End and Broadway productions of Peter Shaffer’s Equus, and was Oscar-nominated for his role in the film version alongside Richard Burton.
Other films include The Hunt for Red October and Amistad, and he’s a regular face on television on both sides of the Atlantic.
He also played the ape Buck in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but is best known – by voice, if not name – in millions of homes as Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig.
Ebenezer Scrooge’s late business partner in A Christmas Carol, Jacob Marley was doomed to wander the Earth as a chain-clanking ghost as punishment for his wicked ways.
Born in London to Iranian parents, Omid Djalili has juggled a successful stand-up career – including two series of his own BBC One sketch show – with appearances in films like The Mummy, Gladiator, Spy Game, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Sex in the City 2.