English movie stars died in 1999

Here are 15 famous actors from England died in 1999:

Deryck Guyler

Deryck Guyler (April 29, 1914 Wallasey-October 7, 1999 Ashgrove) also known as Derek Guyler was an English actor. He had two children, Peter Guyler and Christopher Guyler.

Deryck Guyler began his acting career in the 1930s, performing in various British theatre productions. In the 1950s, he started making appearances on British television shows and later ventured into film acting. Some of his notable works include "Doctor Who", "The Army Game", and "Allo 'Allo!". He was also a regular on the radio show "The Goon Show". Despite being recognized for his comedic roles, Guyler had a diverse range of acting skills, and he appeared in various dramatic productions. He continued to act until his death in 1999 at the age of 85.

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Bill Owen

Bill Owen (March 14, 1914 Acton, London-July 12, 1999 Highgate) also known as William John Owen Rowbotham, Bill Rowbotham, Bill Owen M.B.E. or William Robotham was an English actor and songwriter. His children are called Tom Owen and Kathleen Owen.

Bill Owen was best known for his portrayal of Compo Simmonite in the long-running British sitcom "Last of the Summer Wine". Prior to his acting career, he served in the British Army during World War II, and was decorated with the Military Medal for his bravery. Apart from his acting career, he was also a prolific songwriter and wrote the theme tune for "Last of the Summer Wine", which became a classic in its own right. In 1976, he was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama, and in 1984 he received the Freedom of the City of Bradford, where "Last of the Summer Wine" was filmed. He continued to act until his death in 1999 at the age of 85.

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Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed (February 13, 1938 Wimbledon-May 2, 1999 Valletta) also known as Robert Oliver Reed, Ollie, Mr England or Reed, Oliver was an English actor and soldier. He had two children, Mark Reed and Sarah Reed.

Reed began his acting career in the late 1950s and quickly rose to prominence, appearing in numerous films and television shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Some of his most notable roles include Bill Sikes in the 1968 film adaptation of Oliver! and Athos in the 1973 adaptation of The Three Musketeers.

In addition to his acting career, Reed served in the British Army for several years, rising to the rank of sergeant. He was also known for his love of drinking and rowdy behavior, which sometimes landed him in trouble both on and off set.

Despite his reputation as a wild and unpredictable personality, Reed was widely respected for his talent and dedication to his craft. He continued to work in film and television until his sudden death in 1999 while filming Gladiator in Malta.

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Fred Feast

Fred Feast (October 5, 1929 Scarborough, North Yorkshire-June 25, 1999 Bridlington) was an English actor.

He was best known for his roles in British TV series and films such as "Coronation Street", "All Creatures Great and Small", and the movie "Yanks" alongside Richard Gere. Feast also appeared in a number of stage productions throughout his career. Before becoming an actor, Feast worked as a carpenter and served in the Royal Air Force. He passed away in 1999 at the age of 69 due to heart problems.

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Buster Merryfield

Buster Merryfield (November 27, 1920 Battersea-June 23, 1999 Poole) was an English actor and military officer. His child is called Karen Merryfield.

Merryfield is best known for his role as Uncle Albert Trotter in the British sitcom Only Fools and Horses. Prior to his successful acting career, he served in the British Army during World War II and received the Military Cross for his bravery in battle. After the war, he worked as an accountant before eventually pursuing a career in acting. In addition to Only Fools and Horses, Merryfield also appeared in other popular British television shows such as Minder and The Bill. He passed away at the age of 78 due to a brain hemorrhage.

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Bryan Mosley

Bryan Mosley (August 25, 1931 Leeds-February 9, 1999 Shipley) a.k.a. Buddy Windrush or Bryan Mosley O.B.E. was an English actor. He had six children, Jaquline Mosley, Simone Mosley, Helen Mosley, Jonathan Mosley, Bernard Mosley and Leonard Mosley.

Mosley was best known for his role as Alf Roberts, a character he played for 26 years in the long-running British soap opera, Coronation Street. Mosley was initially brought on as a guest star but became a fan favorite and was eventually given a regular role on the show. Besides his work on Coronation Street, Mosley had a successful stage career and appeared in numerous television dramas and films in the UK, including "The Bill" and "Heartbeat." In 1993, he was awarded an Order of the British Empire for his services to drama. Sadly, Mosley passed away in 1999 from a heart attack.

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Robin Nedwell

Robin Nedwell (September 27, 1946 Birmingham-February 1, 1999 Southampton) also known as Robin Courtenay Nedwell was an English actor. He had one child, Amie Nedwell.

Robin Nedwell was best known for his role as Duncan Waring in the British comedy series "Doctor in the House" which aired from 1969 to 1970. He reprised his role as Duncan Waring in the series' three sequels: "Doctor at Large," "Doctor in Charge," and "Doctor at the Top."

Aside from his work in the "Doctor" series, Nedwell appeared in other television shows such as "That's My Boy," "The Goodies," and "Last of the Summer Wine." He also played the lead role in the British film "The Virgin Soldiers" released in 1969.

Nedwell was a trained doctor before pursuing an acting career. He attended the University of Birmingham Medical School but left before finishing his degree to focus on acting.

Nedwell passed away from a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 52 while performing in a stage production of "The Relapse" at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton.

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Douglas Seale

Douglas Seale (October 28, 1913 London-June 13, 1999 New York City) was an English actor, theatre director, film producer and voice actor. His children are called Jonathan Seale and Timothy Seale.

Seale began his acting career in London, performing in various stage productions before transitioning into film and television work. He's best known for his role as the Sultan in Disney's "Aladdin" and his voice work in various animated series and films such as "DuckTales," "Darkwing Duck," and "The Little Mermaid." Seale also worked as a theatre director and producer, staging productions across the United States and in London's West End. Throughout his career, he was recognized for his talent and contributions to the arts, receiving several awards and nominations including a Tony Award for his direction of the musical "Ain't Misbehavin'." Seale passed away in 1999 at the age of 85 in New York City.

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Jack Watson

Jack Watson (May 14, 1915 Thorney-July 4, 1999 Bath) also known as Hubert Watson or Hubert was an English actor, physical training instructor, soldier, comedian and impersonator. He had three children, Fiona Watson, Penelope Watson and Alastair Watson.

Throughout his career, Jack Watson appeared in over 120 films and television shows, often playing tough guys and authority figures. Some of his notable roles include playing Mr. Dixon in the film adaptation of "A Taste of Honey" (1961), and Major Baker in the war epic "The Guns of Navarone" (1961). Watson also had recurring roles on popular British television shows such as "Z Cars" and "The Avengers". In addition to his acting career, Watson was a physical training instructor in the army during World War II and later trained actors in stage combat. He was also a talented comedian and impersonator, known for his impressions of notable figures such as Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Watson passed away at the age of 84 in Bath, England.

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John Garrie

John Garrie (November 27, 2014 England-September 22, 1999 Taunton) otherwise known as John Rowland Garrie or John Garrie Roshi was an English writer, actor and teacher.

He was best known for his work as a Zen Buddhist teacher and pioneer of Zen Buddhism in the Western world. Garrie founded the Zen Center of Los Angeles in 1967 and later opened the Zen Mountain Center in Idyllwild, California. He authored several books on Buddhism, including "The Eight Gates of Zen" and "Unsui: A Diary of Zen Monastic Life". Garrie also had a successful career as an actor, appearing in films such as "The Last Emperor" and "Little Buddha." He was recognized for his contributions to Buddhism with the title of Roshi, a Zen term for a teacher who has completed many years of training and is authorized to teach Zen Buddhism.

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Norman Rossington

Norman Rossington (December 24, 1928 Liverpool-May 21, 1999 Manchester) was an English actor.

He was best known for his role as Private Harry Frazer in the 1960s film "The Great Escape". Rossington began his acting career in theater before transitioning to film and television. He had over 100 credits to his name, including roles in popular British TV shows such as "The Avengers" and "Doctor Who". In addition to acting, Rossington was a talented singer and musician, and performed with fellow actor and musician Bruce Channel. He continued to act on stage and screen until his death in 1999.

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Hilary Minster

Hilary Minster (March 21, 1944 Surrey-November 24, 1999 Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) also known as Roger Michael Hilary Minster was an English actor.

He had an extensive career in both television and film, appearing in many popular British shows such as Doctor Who, Bergerac, and The Bill. Minster began his acting career in theatre and performed in productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. He also voice acted in numerous radio dramas for the BBC. In addition to his acting work, Minster was a skilled pianist and composer, and he wrote several pieces for television and theatre productions. He passed away from cancer at the age of 55.

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Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908 Sutton-November 21, 1999 Chorlton-cum-Hardy) also known as Denis Charles Pratt was an English writer, illustrator, actor, art model and raconteur.

He was known for his witty and flamboyant personality, and for being an icon of "difference" in the 20th century. Crisp was openly gay at a time when homosexuality was illegal in the UK, and faced harassment and discrimination throughout his life. He rose to fame in the 1960s with his autobiographical book "The Naked Civil Servant", which was later adapted into a television film starring John Hurt. Crisp also appeared in several films, including "Orlando" and "Totally F***ed Up". He continued to perform on stage and write until his death in 1999 at the age of 90. Crisp's legacy has inspired many LGBTQ+ people and artists around the world to embrace their individuality and stand up against discrimination.

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Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde (March 28, 1921 West Hampstead-May 8, 1999 Chelsea) a.k.a. Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogarde, Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaer, Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde, Sir Dirk Bogarde, The British Rock Hudson, The Idol of the Odeon, Derek van den Bogaerde, Derek Bogaerde, Pippin or Pip was an English novelist, actor, screenwriter and writer.

Bogarde was born into a middle-class family in North London and initially pursued a career in art before joining the military during World War II. After the war, he turned his attention to acting and soon made a name for himself on stage, film, and television. Some of his notable film roles include "The Servant," "Death in Venice," and "The Night Porter."

In addition to his acting career, Bogarde was also an accomplished writer. He published several novels, including "A Gentle Occupation," "Jericho," and "A Period of Adjustment," and wrote several memoirs recounting his experiences as an actor and his personal life.

Bogarde was openly gay and used his fame to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. He was knighted in 1992 for his contributions to the arts and his charitable work, including his support of HIV/AIDS organizations. Bogarde passed away in 1999 from a heart attack at the age of 78.

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Noel Johnson

Noel Johnson (December 28, 1916 Birmingham-October 1, 1999 Llandough) otherwise known as Noel Frank Johnson or Noël Johnson was an English actor and radio personality.

He began his career as a stage actor, appearing in various productions before making his way to the screen. Noel Johnson appeared in a number of British films throughout the 1940s and 1950s, including "The Avengers" (1961), "Mystery Submarine" (1950), and "The Cruel Sea" (1953).

In addition to his work in film, Johnson was also a much-loved radio personality. He appeared regularly on BBC Radio 4's "The Archers", where he played the character of David Archer for over 30 years. He also hosted his own show on BBC Radio called "Life With the Lyons".

Outside of his career in entertainment, Johnson was an active member of the Royal Air Force during World War II, serving as a navigator. He was also a keen aviator and enjoyed flying his own plane.

Noel Johnson passed away at the age of 82, leaving behind a legacy as a versatile and talented performer, beloved by audiences both on screen and on the airwaves.

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