Heaven's Army

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Dad's Army actors who died

1. Roger Maxwell

Actor | Doctor Zhivago

Roger Maxwell was born on January 1, 1900 in London, England as Roger D. Latham. He was an actor, known for Doctor Zhivago (1965), Heidi Grows Up (1954) and The Avengers (1961). He died on November 24, 1971 in London.

(1 January 1900 – 24 November 1971)

General Wilkinson "Peppery Old Gent" (Film 71')

2. James Beck

Actor | Dad's Army

Londoner James Beck took to the Theatre at the end of his National Service, playing roles as diverse as Shylock to Archie Rice in "The Entertainer". His role as Cockney spiv Private Walker in Dad's Army made him a familiar face, if not a familiar name. His life was cut short before a potentially ...

Stanley James Carroll Beck (21 February 1929 – 6 August 1973)

Private Joe Walker (1968-1973)

3. Edward Sinclair

Actor | The Bells

Edward Sinclair was born on February 3, 1914 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England as Edward Sinclair Perry. He was an actor and writer, known for The Bells (1931), Kiss of Araby (1933) and Dad's Army (1971). He was married to Gladys Green. He died on August 29, 1977 in Cheddar, Somerset, England.

Edward "Teddy" Sinclair Perry (3 February 1914 – 29 August 1977)

Maurice Yeatman (TV)

4. John Laurie

Actor | The 39 Steps

John Laurie was a Scotsman who would play many character roles in his long career - a lot of Scotsmen to be sure - but an enthusiastic and skilled actor in nearly 120 screen roles. He was the son of a mill worker, and studied for a career in architecture which he indeed began. But with World War I ...

(25 March 1897 – 23 June 1980)

Private James Frazer (1968-1977)

5. Sam Kydd

Actor | Crane

Sam was a very well known, un-sung, British Actor from 1946 to his death in 1982. He was originally born in Northern Ireland but came over to London England as a boy with his mother and her brothers, setting up home in Bayswater, then Shepherd's Bush, then Chiswick. He was sent to Dunstable school....

(15 February 1915 – 26 March 1982)

Nazi Orderly (Film 71')

6. Arthur Lowe

Actor | Dad's Army

Lowe, rotund and professionally indefatigable, rightly gained acclaim as an accomplished comedy character actor; fondly remembered as the irascible "Captain Mainwaring" in the Home Guard comedy series Dad's Army (1968-1977), and as Coronation Street (1960)'s "Leonard Swindley". The only child of a ...

(22 September 1915 – 15 April 1982)

Captain George Mainwaring (1968-1977)

7. Olive Mercer

Actress | Wives and Daughters

Olive Mercer was born on September 15, 1905 in Hendon, Middlesex [now in Barnet, London], England as Olive Maude Adams. She was an actress, known for Wives and Daughters (1971), Dad's Army (1968) and Sex and the Other Woman (1972). She was married to Charles Harry Mercer. She died on January 2, ...

(15 September 1905–2 January 1983)

Mrs Yeatman (TV)

8. Talfryn Thomas

Actor | St. Ives

Talfryn Thomas was born on October 31, 1922 in Swansea, Wales as John Talfryn Thomas. He was an actor, known for St. Ives (1967), Survivors (1975) and Doctor Who (1963). He was married to Barbara. He died on November 4, 1982.

John Talfryn Thomas (31 October 1922 – 4 November 1982)

Private Cheeseman (TV)

9. John Le Mesurier

Actor | The Italian Job

The son of a solicitor, British character actor John Le Mesurier attended public school in Dorset, England, before embarking on a career in law. However, acting was his true calling, and at age 20, with his parents' approval, he began his acting career by studying drama at the Fay Compton School of...

(John Elton Le Mesurier Halliley; 5 April 1912 – 15 November 1983)

The Honourable Arthur Wilson, also known as Sergeant Wilson (1968-1977)

10. Geoffrey Lumsden

Actor | Theatre Night

Geoffrey Lumsden was born on December 26, 1914 in Paddington, London, England as Geoffrey P Lumsden. He was an actor and writer, known for Theatre Night (1957), Brian Rix Presents ... (1960) and Microbes and Men (1974). He died on March 4, 1984 in London.

(26 December 1914 – 4 March 1984)

Captain Square (TV)

11. Arnold Ridley

Actor | Dad's Army

Having sustained injuries during World War I , the young Arnold Ridley was forced to give up a budding acting career and turn to writing. He hit the jackpot with 'The Ghost Train' which was a great West End success and has been filmed several times. This was followed by a number of other plays ...

William Arnold Ridley, OBE (7 January 1896 – 12 March 1984)

Private Charles Godfrey (1968-1977)

12. Janet Davies

Actress | Pride and Prejudice

Janet Davies was born on September 14, 1927 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England as Janet Kathleen Davies. She was an actress, known for Pride and Prejudice (1980), Dad's Army (1968) and The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971). She was married to Ian Gardiner. She died on September 22, 1986 in ...

(14 September 1927 – 22 September 1986)

Mrs Mavis Pike (TV)

13. Fred Griffiths

Actor | Hell Below Zero

Fred Griffiths was born on March 8, 1912 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England as Frederick David Griffiths. He was an actor, known for Hell Below Zero (1954), Carry On Nurse (1959) and The Chastity Belt (1972). He was married to Emily Sadler. He died on August 27, 1994 in London, England.

(8 March 1912 – 27 August 1994)

Bert King (Film 71')

14. Derek Newark

Actor | The Blue Max

Derek Newark was born on June 8, 1933 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England as Derek John Newark. He was an actor, known for The Blue Max (1966), Bellman and True (1987) and A Taste for Death (1988). He died on August 11, 1998 in London, England.

(8 June 1933 – 11 August 1998)

Regimental Sergeant Major (Film 71')

15. Pat Coombs

Actress | Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall

A beloved British comedienne, well known for her work on television and radio, Pat Coombs began her career in the mid 1950s, having formerly worked as a nursery school assistant.

A "foil" for top comedians including Dick Emery, Bob Monkhouse and Peggy Mount she reached the height of her fame in the ...

(27 August 1926 – 25 May 2002)

Mrs Hall (Film 71')

16. Bernard Archard

Actor | Krull

Tall, incisive, aquiline-featured British character actor. Born in Fulham, London, Archard won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1938. The following year, he made his stage debut opposite Jessica Tandy in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, at the Regent's Park Theatre. A ...

(20 August 1916 – 1 May 2008)

Major General Fullard (Flim 71')

17. Colin Bean

Actor | The Gnomes of Dulwich

Colin Bean was born on April 15, 1926 in Wigan, Lancashire, England. He was an actor, known for The Gnomes of Dulwich (1969), Dad's Army (1971) and Masterpiece Classic (1971). He died on June 20, 2009 in Wigan.

(15 April 1926 – 20 June 2009)

Private Sponge (TV)

18. Clive Dunn

Actor | Dad's Army

Clive Dunn was born on January 9, 1920 in Brixton, London, England as Clive Robert Benjamin Dunn. He was an actor and writer, known for Dad's Army (1968), The Avengers (1961) and Dad's Army (1971). He was married to Priscilla Morgan and Patricia Kenyon. He died on November 6, 2012 in Faro, Algarve,...

(9 January 1920 – 6 November 2012)

Lance Corporal Jack Jones (1968-1977)

19. Bill Pertwee

Actor | Dad's Army

Bill Pertwee was born on July 21, 1926 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England as William Desmond Anthony Pertwee. He was an actor and writer, known for Dad's Army (1968), Dad's Army (1971) and Two in Clover (1969). He was married to Marion Pertwee. He died on May 27, 2013 in Truro, Cornwall, England.

William Desmond Anthony Pertwee, MBE (21 July 1926 – 27 May 2013)

Chief ARP Warden Hodges (TV)

20. Pamela Cundell

Actress | Big Deal

Pamela Cundell was born on January 15, 1920 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Pamela Isabel Cundell. She was an actress, known for TwentyFourSeven (1997), Big Deal (1984) and Dad's Army (1968). She was married to Bill Fraser, Leslie Newport-Gwilt and Robert O'Connor. She died on February 14, 2015 in ...

(15 January 1920 – 14 February 2015)

Mrs Fox (TV)

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