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Tony Britton


Born - 9 June 1924, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died - 22 December 2019

Diffident English actor with wavy dark hair and placid, concerned features, briefly on stage at 18 before war service. After working for an aircraft company in post-war years, he returned to acting, and had a few small film roles, before success on TV led to his becoming a star of UK cinema from 1956 to 1963. After a break for stage and TV work, he returned in his forties - to character roles as affable uncles and upper-class civil servants. He had made his debut in a tiny part as a deckhand in Waterfront (1950), but had better roles in Cage of Gold (1950), Salute the Toff (1951) and Hammer the Toff (1952). After success on TV, he re-emerged in leading roles: Loser Takes All (1956), The Birthday Present (1957), Behind the Mask (1958), The Rough and the Smooth (1959), The Heart of a Man (1959), Suspect (1960), Stork Talk (1961), The Break (1962), Dr Syn - Alias the Scarecrow (1963), There's a Girl in My Soup (1970), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), The Day of the Jackal (1973), Night Watch (1973), The People That Time Forgot (1977), Agatha (1979) and Countdown to War (1989), his last apart from a small cameo in Run for your Wife (2012). The TV presenter Fern Britton is his daughter.