British actors died in 1988

Here are 21 famous actors from United Kingdom died in 1988:

Patrick Newell

Patrick Newell (March 27, 1932 Hadleigh, Suffolk-July 22, 1988 Essex) a.k.a. Patrick David Newell was a British actor.

He is best known for his role as Mother in the TV series The Avengers. Newell began his acting career in theater before transitioning to film and television. He appeared in several films throughout his career, including "The Blue Max" and "The Assassination Bureau". In addition to his acting, Newell was also a successful restaurant owner, operating a popular establishment with his wife in London's West End. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in 1981, he continued to act and make public appearances up until his death in 1988 at the age of 56.

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Roy Herrick

Roy Herrick (July 22, 1936-October 11, 1988 Chelsea) was a British actor.

He began his career in theater and appeared in various productions before transitioning to television and film. Herrick was known for his roles in the TV series "Doctor Who" and the movie "A Tale of Two Cities". He also played supporting roles in other popular TV shows and movies such as "The Avengers", "The Saint", and "The Horror of Frankenstein". In addition to his acting career, Herrick was also a talented writer and published several books of poetry throughout his life. He passed away on October 11, 1988, at the age of 52.

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Noel Willman

Noel Willman (August 4, 1918 Derry-December 14, 1988 New York City) was a British actor and theatre director.

He started his acting career in the late 1940s and appeared in numerous films, including "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956), "The V.I.P.s" (1963), and "The Reptile" (1966). Willman was also a renowned theatre director, and he directed productions of plays by William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, and other notable playwrights.

In addition to his work in film and theatre, Willman was also an accomplished author. He wrote several plays and two novels, "Albany" (1951) and "The Big Man" (1958). Willman passed away in 1988 at the age of 70 in New York City, where he had been living and working for many years.

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Stephen B. Grimes

Stephen B. Grimes (April 18, 1927 Weybridge-September 12, 1988 Positano) also known as Stephen Grimes or Stephen S. Grimes was a British production designer, film art director and actor.

Grimes is best known for his work as a production designer on several films including "The Empire Strikes Back," "Superman I and II," and "Alien." He won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration for his work on "The Empire Strikes Back." In addition to his film work, Grimes acted in several television shows and films in the 1950s and 1960s. He was also a member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Grimes died in Positano, Italy at the age of 61.

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Alan Napier

Alan Napier (January 7, 1903 Kings Norton-August 8, 1988 Santa Monica) also known as Alan Napier-Claverin, Alan William Napier-Clavering, Nape or Napier was a British actor and voice actor. He had two children, Jennifer Nichols and Jennifer Raine.

Napier began his career on stage before transitioning to film and television. He appeared in over 70 films throughout his career, including roles in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938) and "Cat People" (1942). He is perhaps best known for his role as Bruce Wayne's butler, Alfred, in the 1960s TV series "Batman."

In addition to his acting work, Napier also lent his voice to several animated films and TV shows. He provided the voice of Dr. David Q. Dawson in Disney's "The Great Mouse Detective" (1986) and played the Mad Hatter in the 1960s "Batman" animated series.

Napier was a longtime friend of author C.S. Lewis and narrated several of his audiobooks. He passed away in Santa Monica, California at the age of 85.

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Bramwell Fletcher

Bramwell Fletcher (February 20, 1904 Bradford-June 22, 1988 Westmoreland) was a British actor. He had three children, Whitney Fletcher, Kent Fletcher and Catherine Fletcher.

Fletcher's career spanned several decades, during which he appeared in over 70 films, as well as numerous stage productions both in the UK and the US. He began his career on stage in the 1920s and later became a leading man in British cinema in the 1930s. Some of his notable film roles include "The Mummy" (1932), "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1934), and "The House of Fear" (1945).

Fletcher also had a successful career on Broadway, appearing in several productions throughout the 1930s and 1940s, including the original production of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" in 1945.

In addition to his acting work, Fletcher was also an accomplished writer, penning several books including the autobiography "Aim High, Stand Fast: A Story of Life with a Purpose" in 1968.

Fletcher continued to act in film and television into the 1980s, with his last credited role being in the TV movie "The Martian Chronicles" in 1980. He passed away in 1988 at the age of 84.

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Theodore Zichy

Theodore Zichy (June 13, 1908 Eastbourne-February 1, 1988 London) also known as Theodore Bela Zichy, Count Zichy, Count Theodore Zichy or Zichy was a British film director, film producer and actor.

Zichy was born in Eastbourne, England and was the son of Count Béla Zichy, a Hungarian nobleman and his English wife, Laura Francisca de Ferranti. Zichy was educated in the United Kingdom and on the continent, studying in Vienna, Munich and Florence. He began his film career as an actor in the 1930s, and later started directing and producing films.

Some of his notable productions include "Highly Dangerous" (1950), "The Hour of 13" (1952) and "The Weak and the Wicked" (1954). Zichy was also a founder of the World Film Foundation, which aimed to promote the production of quality films in the United Kingdom.

Aside from his film career, Zichy was also a prominent member of society, belonging to several exclusive clubs in London and the United Kingdom. He was also known for his philanthropic work, particularly his support of the arts.

Zichy remained active in the film industry until his death in London in 1988. He was survived by his wife, Countess Irene Zichy, and their two children.

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John Loder

John Loder (January 3, 1898 Knightsbridge-December 26, 1988 London) also known as William John Muir Lowe or John Muir Lowe was a British actor and military officer. His children are called Anthony Loder, Denise Loder and Robin William Lowe.

Loder began his acting career in 1924 and went on to appear in over 75 films, including the role of Lord Byron in the 1935 movie "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and the lead in "The Mysterious Mr. Reeder" in 1939. In addition to his acting career, Loder also served in the British Army and was awarded the Military Cross for his service during World War I. Later in life, he became a successful restauranteur, owning several establishments in London. Loder was married four times, including to actresses Hedy Lamarr and Evelyn Keyes. He passed away in London at the age of 90.

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Anthony Pelissier

Anthony Pelissier (July 27, 1912 Chipping Barnet-April 2, 1988 Eastbourne) also known as Harry Anthony Compton Pelissier, Anthony Pélissier or Tony was a British film director, screenwriter, actor, theatre director, theatrical producer and television producer. He had four children, Tracy Reed, Joe Pelissier, Harriet Pelissier and Marie-Louise Pelissier.

Pelissier began his career as a theatre director and producer in London's West End, where he worked on productions such as Terence Rattigan's "The Deep Blue Sea" and "Separate Tables". He then transitioned to film, directing and producing several successful movies in the 1950s and 60s. Some of his notable work includes "The Rocking Horse Winner" (1949), "The History of Mr. Polly" (1949), "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1952) and "Oh... Rosalinda!!!" (1955).

In addition to his work in film and theatre, Pelissier also acted in several productions and had a brief stint as a television producer in the late 1960s. He struggled with health issues in later years and passed away in 1988. Despite some controversies over the years, he remains an important figure in British cinema and theatre history.

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Trevor Howard

Trevor Howard (September 29, 1913 Cliftonville-January 7, 1988 Bushey) also known as Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith was a British actor.

Howard started his acting career in the theatre before transitioning to films in 1943. He gained critical acclaim for his roles in films such as "Brief Encounter" (1945), "The Third Man" (1949), and "The Key" (1958) and went on to become a prominent figure in British cinema. He was also known for his roles in Hollywood films such as "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962) and "Gandhi" (1982). In addition to his acting career, Howard was a Royal Air Force pilot during WWII and continued to serve as a reserve officer until 1961. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1982 for his contributions to the arts.

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Dennis Arundell

Dennis Arundell (July 22, 1898 Finchley-December 10, 1988 London Borough of Camden) a.k.a. Dennis Arundel, Drew Arundell or Dennis Drew Arundell was a British actor, composer and screenwriter.

Arundell first gained recognition in the entertainment industry as a comedian, performing in various theatrical productions and music hall shows in the 1920s. He later ventured into other creative areas, such as composing music for film and television, and writing screenplays for a number of popular films. In addition to his creative pursuits, Arundell was also an accomplished linguist, fluent in several languages including French, German and Italian. He performed in a number of films, including The Main Chance and The House in Marsh Road, and also appeared on television programs such as The Avengers and Z-Cars. Arundell continued his work in theater, film and television until his death at the age of 90.

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Cecil Beresford Ramage

Cecil Beresford Ramage (January 17, 1895 Edinburgh-February 22, 1988 Glasgow) a.k.a. Cecil Ramage, Cecil B. Ramage or Cecil Beresford Ramage, MC was a British barrister and actor. His child is called Jennifer Ramage.

Cecil Beresford Ramage served during World War I, where he was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery during the Battle of Cambrai. He later pursued a career in law, becoming a barrister in 1920. Ramage developed a passion for acting and appeared in a number of theatrical productions, including Shakespearean plays. He also acted in several films, including "Jamaica Inn" (1939) and "The Saint in London" (1939). Ramage was also known for his work as a writer, publishing several novels and plays, including "The Proud Tower" (1950) and "The Stolen Eagles" (1972). He passed away in Glasgow in 1988 at the age of 93.

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Andrew Cruickshank

Andrew Cruickshank (December 25, 1907 Aberdeen-April 29, 1988 London) also known as Andrew John Maxton Cruickshank or Andrew Cruickshank (Junior) was a British actor. He had two children, Marty Cruikshank and Harriet Cruickshank.

Cruickshank is best known for his role as Dr. Cameron in the long-running BBC television drama series "Dr. Finlay's Casebook" from 1962 to 1971. He had a prolific career in film and television, appearing in over 70 films, including "The Battle of the River Plate" (1956) and "The Thirty-Nine Steps" (1959), and numerous TV shows such as "The Avengers" (1968) and "Z-Cars" (1973). Cruickshank was also a stage actor, making his debut in 1928 and appearing in many productions throughout his career, including a role in the West End production of "The Mousetrap" in 1952. He was awarded an OBE in 1974 for his services to drama.

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Charles Hawtrey

Charles Hawtrey (November 30, 1914 Hounslow-October 27, 1988 Walmer) a.k.a. George Frederick Joffe Hartree, George Frederick Joffre Hartree or Charlie was a British actor, theatre director, singer and pianist.

Hawtrey began his acting career in the 1930s, starring in a variety of films such as "The Ghost of St. Michael's" and "Jamaica Inn". However, it was his role in the "Carry On" film series that made him a household name, where he played characters such as the camp, effeminate men's hairdresser, William in "Carry On Screaming" and the lecherous, drunken innkeeper, Charles Muffin in "Carry On Abroad". Alongside his acting career, Hawtrey also directed plays in the West End, notably "Seagulls over Sorrento" and "Dry Rot". Despite his on-screen popularity, Hawtrey was known to be difficult to work with and often clashed with his co-stars and production staff. He died in 1988 following a heart attack.

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John Clements

John Clements (April 25, 1910 Hendon-April 6, 1988 Brighton) a.k.a. Sir John Selby Clements, Sir John Selby Clements, CBE, John Selby Clements or Sir John Clements was a British actor, theatrical producer, television producer, film director, television director and screenwriter.

Clements began his career in the entertainment industry as an actor, starring in a variety of stage productions in the 1930s and 1940s. He then went on to become a successful producer, working on a number of high-profile plays in London's West End, before branching out into television and film. Clements was particularly known for his work at the BBC, where he produced and directed a number of popular shows, including the award-winning drama series, "The Forsyte Saga." In addition to his work in television, Clements also had a successful career as a film director, directing a number of well-received movies throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Throughout his long and illustrious career, Clements received a number of awards and honours for his contributions to the entertainment industry, including a CBE in 1966 and a knighthood in 1983.

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Allan Cuthbertson

Allan Cuthbertson (April 7, 1920 Perth-February 8, 1988 London) otherwise known as Allan Darling Cuthbertson or Alan Cuthbertson was a British actor and soldier.

Born in Perth, Scotland, Cuthbertson grew up in Edinburgh and later studied at the University of Edinburgh before serving in the British Army during World War II. After the war, he started his acting career on stage and made his film debut in 1948. Cuthbertson became a prolific character actor and appeared in many popular British TV shows and films throughout his career. Some of his notable credits include "The Avengers", "The Guns of Navarone", and "The Baron". He was also a regular on the BBC radio series "Round the Horne". Cuthbertson was known for his distinctive voice and often played authority figures such as military officers or police detectives. He continued to work until his death in London in 1988.

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John Houseman

John Houseman (September 22, 1902 Bucharest-October 31, 1988 Malibu) also known as Jacques Haussmann or Jack was a British actor, film producer, television producer, screenwriter, theatrical producer, theatre director, theater manager, radio producer and radio writer. He had two children, John Michael and Charles Sebastian.

Houseman began his career as a stage actor in the 1920s and later became a radio producer and writer for CBS. In the 1940s, he became involved in the film industry and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Paper Chase (1973).

He was also widely known for his role as Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. in the film and TV versions of The Paper Chase.

Aside from his work in entertainment, Houseman was also a respected acting teacher and taught at the Juilliard School, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

In addition, Houseman was a founding member of the famed Mercury Theatre, along with Orson Welles and became the director of the drama division at the Juilliard School.

He died at the age of 86 in his home in Malibu, California.

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Roy Kinnear

Roy Kinnear (January 8, 1934 Wigan-September 20, 1988 Madrid) otherwise known as Roy Mitchell Kinnear was a British actor and voice actor. He had three children, Rory Kinnear, Kirsty Kinnear and Karina Kinnear.

Kinnear began his career as a stage actor and went on to appear in numerous British television shows and films, including "Help!" (1965), "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (1971), "The Three Musketeers" (1973), and "The Return of the Musketeers" (1989). He was also a regular collaborator with director Richard Lester, appearing in several of his films, including "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (1966) and "The Bed-Sitting Room" (1969).

In addition to his work in film and television, Kinnear was also a prolific voice actor, lending his vocal talents to various animated series and films such as "The Herbs" (1968) and "Watership Down" (1978).

During the filming of "The Return of the Musketeers" in Spain, Kinnear suffered a fall from a horse and sustained a head injury that led to his untimely death. He was survived by his wife, Carmel Cryan, and their three children.

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Arnold Bell

Arnold Bell (May 23, 1901 Yorkshire-March 12, 1988 Worthing) was a British actor.

He was born in a small town in Yorkshire and began his acting career in his early twenties, performing in local theater productions. Bell quickly gained recognition for his talent and unique presence on stage, leading to roles in larger productions in London's West End.

Throughout his career as an actor, Bell appeared in numerous films, television shows and stage productions, including the 1954 film adaptation of George Orwell's "Animal Farm". He was known for his versatility, having the ability to seamlessly transition between comedic and dramatic roles.

Aside from acting, Bell was also a talented musician and played several instruments. He wrote songs and was passionate about composing music, even releasing his own instrumental album.

Bell's contributions to the entertainment industry were invaluable and he influenced many actors who followed in his footsteps. At the age of 86, he passed away in Worthing, where he had retired with his family.

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Anthony Forwood

Anthony Forwood (October 3, 1915 Weymouth, Dorset-May 18, 1988 London) otherwise known as Anthony Forward, Tony Forwood, Anthony "Tony" Forwood or Ernest Lytton Forwood was a British actor and talent manager. He had one child, Gareth Forwood.

Forwood began his career as an actor in the 1930s, making his film debut with a small role in the 1937 film, "The Frog". He went on to appear in several British films throughout the 1930s and 40s, including "The Saint in London" (1939) and "This England" (1941).

After serving in World War II, Forwood transitioned into talent management, representing several high-profile clients such as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Roddy McDowall. He played an integral role in the careers of many actors and actresses during his time as a talent manager, and is often credited with helping Elizabeth Taylor become one of the most successful actresses of all time.

Forwood remained a beloved figure in the entertainment industry throughout his life, known for his kindness and generosity towards others. He passed away in 1988 in London at the age of 72.

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Martin Wyldeck

Martin Wyldeck (January 11, 1914 Warwickshire-April 29, 1988 Exeter) was a British actor.

He appeared in over 70 films and television shows throughout his career, starting with his debut in the 1947 film "Captain Boycott". Wyldeck was often cast in supporting and character roles, and became well-known for his work in Hammer Horror films, including "The Curse of Frankenstein" and "Dracula: Prince of Darkness". In addition to his film work, he also appeared in popular British television series such as "The Avengers", "Doctor Who", and "The Saint". Wyldeck passed away in 1988 at the age of 74.

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