Aug. 8th, 1936
Mexborough, Yorkshire, England, UK
Guest TV Roles
Det. Sgt. John Swift
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- Had a bit part in 'The Elephant Man'(1980) but his scenes were deleted in post.
- Father of Jamie and Mark, a writer, who goes by the nom-de-plume of Mark Dawson.
- Started his acting career with Sheffield Repertory, followed by acting parts on television, and on stage with Bristol Old Vic.
- Replaced the late Brian Glover as the narrator of the Tetley Tea commercials on British television.
- Took over from 'Peter Sallis' (qv) at short notice to play the part of Captain Striker in Doctor Who.
- Wife Mary Pickard is a stage designer.
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