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Tony Britton

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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "Actor Tony Britton has died aged 95, his daughter Fern Britton announced today.
    She said: 'Our father, Tony Britton, died early this morning. Great actor, director and charmer. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.'
    The actor starred in classic British films including Operation Amsterdam, Sunday Bloody Sunday and The Day of the Jackal.
    He also appeared alongside Nigel Havers and Dinah Sheridan in the BBC sitcom Don't Wait Up between 1983 to 1990.
    Born in June 1924 in Birmingham, Britton was called up to the Army during World War II, where he formed a theatre group with fellow recruits during officer training.
    Speaking to the BBC's Desert Island Discs in 1973, he said his family had no theatrical background at all, but said he wanted to be an actor since he was a young boy.
    He also worked in an aircraft factory and as an estate agent as a young man, while joining an amateur dramatics group in Weston-super-Mare before he turned professional as a stage actor."

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