David Battley (1935-2003) was a British actor who specialized in concise and gloomy roles. He was one of the most known (or, at least, most familiar) [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan snarkers]] of his time, even though he never had any noteworthy leading roles. (He was, however, much in demand as a character actor and comic stooge.)

His TV work ranged from the satire show ''BBC 3'' to the military police drama ''Redcap'' to ''TheGoodLife'' and later ''Series/TheBill'', ''{{Lovejoy}}'' and ''Series/MrBean'' in a busy career. (Seriously, take a look at [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0061543/ his IMDB page]].) His most famous parts were as Ergo the Magnificient in ''Film/{{Krull}}'', Mr. Turkentine in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', and various parts (including Stig O'Hara in the original four [[TheRutles Rutles!]]) in ''RutlandWeekendTelevision''.

He was the father of actress Zoe S. Battley, and died of a heart attack in 2003. He was about five foot eight, and one hell of a juggler.