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Bernard Hepton


Born - 19 October 1925, Bradford, Yorkshire. England
Died - 27 July 2018

Long-faced, versatile character actor with receding dark hair and authoritative air. Born Francis Bernard Heptonstall, he joined the Bradford Civic Playhouse as a teenager and remained a man of the theatre throughout his long career. Film roles paled by comparison with his stage achievements, but there were a few: A Boy, a Girl and a Bike (1949), Curtain Up (1952), Always a Bride (1953) and Richard III (1955). Stage and TV work consumed his time for the next 15 years. Later film credits include Get Carter (1971), Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972), Barry Lyndon (1975), Voyage of the Damned (1976), Gandhi (1982), The Holcroft Covenant (1985), Stealing Heaven (1988), Eminent Domain (1990) and The Baroness and the Pig (2002), his last. His two wives, actresses Nancie Jackson and Hilary Liddell, both pre-deceased him.