Updated 20th September 2003
Victor ("Vic") Windsor
(10 August 1993 - 25 December 1998)
Played by Alun Lewis
Alun Lewis had previously ben in
Emmerdale as another character, Tony Barclay (1989).
Vick's first wife Anne died with whom he had one daughter Kelly.
Viv & Vic also had a daughter of their own Donna.
IMDB entry: Alun Lewis
A Huge Big Thank you to Paul Berridge who has made various profiles and photos availabe to me. They were previously on his Beckindale site (that is no more). The folowing is one of those profiles - although the coloured boxes have been added.
|Alun Lewis left the show in 1998 after his character, Vic Windsor died after falling and hitting his head while being attacked by Billy Hopwood.|
The National Federation of Sub Postmasters called for the one hour special in which Vic Windsor was killed during a bungled robbery by Billy Hopwood to be cancelled for fear it would spark off a spate of copycat post office raids.
|Vic Windsor Wasn't Alun Lewis' first role in Emmerdale. He had appeared in the show in 1989 as Sandie Merrick's boyfriend Tony Barclay.|
|Alun is the brother of actor Hywel Bennet. He took his mother's maiden name as his professional name because actor-writer Alan Bennett had already launched his career.|
|Before joining Emmerdale in 1993 he was best known as Darryl, jailbird husband of Tracey in Birds of a feather.|
|Vic Windsor died on Christmas Day 1998 during a fight with Billy Hopwood at Emmerdale post office.|
The Following is taken from the Emmerdale Companion by Anthony Hayward (1998)
Taking the role of Vic Windsor, who moved his family from London to
Yorkshire to leave behind the violence of a run-down estate to make a
start by taking over the Emmcrdale village Post Office gave actor
Alun Lewis the chance to play someone following his own example.
Stamina was something he also needed the last time he appeared on stage,
as Hamlet at Theatre Clwyd, in Mold, shortly before joining Emmerdae.