English Actor

Leonard Rossiter

  • Oct 21, 1926 - Oct 05, 1984 (age 57)
  • 5' 9" (1.75 m)
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1985
The Moon Over Soho
MovieAug 18, 1985

The Moon Over Soho

A wily publisher of arts magazines tries to cope with ever …
A wily publisher of arts magazines tries to cope with ever-growing financial problems - and also his formidable German mother.
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Water
MovieJan 11, 1985

Water

A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic …
A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there.
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1984
The Life and Death of King John
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MovieNov 24, 1984

The Life and Death of King John

King John does whatever it …
King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way.
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Leonard Rossiter
PersonalOctober 1984

Leonard Rossiter

Leonard Rossiter passed away.
Tripper's Day
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TV ShowSep 24, 1984

Tripper's Day

Tripper's Day is a British television sitcom produced by Thames …
Tripper's Day is a British television sitcom produced by Thames Television for ITV. The plot centres on Leonard Rossiter as Norman Tripper, a northern manager assigned to a London supermarket with problematic staff. The programme received poor reviews and was Rossiter's final television work; the actor died between the broadcast of the second and third episodes.
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Nomination1984

Best Comedy Performance

Nominated for "Loot".
Laurence Olivier Award
1982
The Funny Side of Christmas
TV ShowDec 27, 1982

The Funny Side of Christmas

Skits from: The Fall and Rise …
Skits from: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin; The Les Dawson Show; Yes Minister; Only Fools and Horses; Three of a Kind; Last of the Summer Wine; Sorry!; Butterflies; Smith and Jones; Open All Hours.
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Trail of the Pink Panther
MovieDec 2, 1982

Trail of the Pink Panther

Journalist Marie Jouvet …
Journalist Marie Jouvet (Joanna Lumley) attempts to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers).
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Britannia Hospital
MovieMay 27, 1982

Britannia Hospital

Britannia Hospital is not preparing for a visit from Queen …
Britannia Hospital is not preparing for a visit from Queen Elizabeth I, who died in 1603. The visitor is a fictional representation of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
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1980
Rising Damp
MovieFeb 14, 1980

Rising Damp

Stingy landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers Cooper, an …
Stingy landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers Cooper, an arts student, and Philip, a medical student making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, Miss ...
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1979
Give Us a Clue
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TV ShowJan 2, 1979

Give Us a Clue

Give Us a Clue is a British televised game show version of …
Give Us a Clue is a British televised game show version of charades which was broadcast on ITV from 1979 to 1992. The original host was Michael Aspel from 1979 to 1984, followed by Michael Parkinson from 1984 to 1992. The show featured two teams, one captained by Lionel Blair and the other by Una Stubbs. Later versions of the programme had Liza Goddard as captain of the women's team.
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Best Entertainment Performance
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Nomination1979

Best Entertainment Performance

Nominated for "The Losers".
British Academy Television Award
1978
Best Entertainment Performance
Nomination1978

Best Entertainment Performance

Nominated for "Rising Damp".
British Academy Television Award
1977
Best Entertainment Performance
Nomination1977

Best Entertainment Performance

Nominated for "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin".
British Academy Television Award
1976
Voyage of the Damned
MovieDec 19, 1976

Voyage of the Damned

In 1939, Germany's Hamburg-America Line announced a …
In 1939, Germany's Hamburg-America Line announced a voyage from Germany to Cuba. 937 people, the vast majority being Jews, signed up for the opportunity to escape Nazi Germany. Unbeknownst to the passengers, the visas they purchased were from a corrupt Cuban director of immigration, and they were invalid. Upon arrival in Havana, only 28 people were allowed to disembark, while the rest remained on board for weeks as they sailed to Florida, and eventually Canada, searching for safe haven. Sadly the ship returned to Antwerp after more than a month at sea. Forced back under Nazi rule as the low countries fell, it is estimated that approximately 250 of the refugees died in the extermination camps in occupied Poland.
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The Pink Panther Strikes Again
MovieDec 15, 1976

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Charles Dreyfus (Herbert …
Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), who has finally cracked over Inspector Jacques Clouseau's (Peter Sellers') antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
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Machinegunner
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MovieApr 1, 1976

Machinegunner

A 'machinegunner' (West Country slang for a debt-collector), …
A 'machinegunner' (West Country slang for a debt-collector), turns amateur sleuth but finds himself in hot water with local criminals.
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1975
Barry Lyndon
MovieDec 11, 1975

Barry Lyndon

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her …
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.
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1974
Rising Damp
TV ShowSep 2, 1974

Rising Damp

Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire …
Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV. ITV originally broadcast the programme from 2 September 1974 until 9 May 1978. It was adapted for television by Eric Chappell from his 1971 stage play The Banana Box (retained as the working title early in the series). The series was the highest-ranking ITV sitcom in the BBC's 100 Best Sitcoms poll of 2004.
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If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them
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MovieMar 3, 1974

If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have …

Set in a cemetery, the film …
Set in a cemetery, the film tells the story of a young man whom a blind man wrongly imagines to be black, and explores the nature of human prejudice.
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Luther
MovieJan 21, 1974

Luther

A man's views cause a rift between peasants and the church.
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1973
After Loch Lomond
MovieFeb 2, 1973

After Loch Lomond

After Loch Lomond is a 1973 TV drama film written by …
After Loch Lomond is a 1973 TV drama film written by Douglas Livingstone and directed by John Gorrie.
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1972
Clapperboard
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TV ShowApr 14, 1972

Clapperboard

Clapperboard is the name of a 1970s children's television …
Clapperboard is the name of a 1970s children's television programme, hosted by Chris Kelly which covered the cinema. The show was made by Granada Television for the ITV network, and lasted 254 episodes. It was produced by Muriel Young and was broadcast between April 1972 and January 1982. Young herself fronted the show on occasions when Kelly was unavailable.
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Camilla Rossiter
Child1972

Camilla Rossiter

Camilla Rossiter is the daughter of Leonard Rossiter and Gillian …
Camilla Rossiter is the daughter of Leonard Rossiter and Gillian Raine.
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1969
Otley
MovieMar 11, 1969

Otley

Gerald Arthur Otley (Sir Tom Courtenay), a petty thief and …
Gerald Arthur Otley (Sir Tom Courtenay), a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the Police for murder, and that is only the beginning. While being pursued for a crime he did not commit, he is kidnapped by a group of criminals who suspect him of being involved with double Agents. Otley manages to escape, but cannot avoid getting into one nearly fatal crisis after another, as Police and foreign Agents chase after him. It is a wild week of misadventures which he will never forget.
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1968
Diamonds for Breakfast
MovieDec 1, 1968

Diamonds for Breakfast

The rightful heir to the …
The rightful heir to the Russian Imperial Jewels recruits a ragtag team of female petty thieves and cat burglars to steal them from a British museum.
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Oliver!
MovieSep 26, 1968

Oliver!

After being sold to a mortician, young orphan Oliver Twist …
After being sold to a mortician, young orphan Oliver Twist runs away and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
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Deadfall
MovieSep 11, 1968

Deadfall

Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, …
Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.
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The Year of the Sex Olympics
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TV ShowJul 29, 1968

The Year of the Sex Olympics

The Year of the Sex …
The Year of the Sex Olympics is a 1968 television play made by the BBC and first broadcast on BBC2 as part of Theatre 625. It stars Leonard Rossiter, Tony Vogel, Suzanne Neve and Brian Cox. It was directed by Michael Elliott. The writer was Nigel Kneale, best known as the creator of Quatermass.
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2001: A Space Odyssey
MovieApr 2, 1968

2001: A Space Odyssey

After an archaeological dig …
After an archaeological dig turns up a bizarre artifact on the moon that may have interstellar origins, a daring crew of astronauts is dispatched to investigate. They must face the stark isolation of space—and the cold calculations of the ship's supercomputer HAL 9000—to solve a mystery older than humankind itself.
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1967
The Whisperers
MovieJun 1, 1967

The Whisperers

Beyond Mr. Conrad who attends to the allowance she receives …
Beyond Mr. Conrad who attends to the allowance she receives through National Assistance, seventy-six year old Margaret Ross, who lives in a cluttered run-down flat, is emotionally all alone in the world. Her husband Archie left her over twenty years ago, and her grown criminal son Charlie only uses her for whatever he can get out of her. Despite being a bright woman, she is not totally in mind. She has several continual delusions, the most common being that her neighbors are listening to her through the apartment building's pipes and through her wireless radio. As such, she is constantly asking into thin air, "Are you there?" Following an extended hospitalization, the result of an unfortunate incident involving an unscrupulous woman she met at the National Assistance office, Margaret is no longer able to take care of herself. Mr. Conrad, who has taken a liking to her, takes it upon himself to ensure that she is well taken care of - physically, emotionally and legally. As such, the authorities go looking for Archie Ross.
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Deadlier Than the Male
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MovieFeb 12, 1967

Deadlier Than the Male

British agent Bulldog …
British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.
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1966
The Witches
MovieNov 21, 1966

The Witches

An English school missionary assigned in an African village …
An English school missionary assigned in an African village has a run in with the local witch doctor and suffers a nervous breakdown. After recovering back in England she takes a job teaching in a small country town hoping to make a new start for herself. All goes well at first, until she starts to hear some disturbing stories about the town. She soon discovers the town is home to a coven of witches and they plan to sacrifice a local girl in one of their rituals.
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Hotel Paradiso
MovieOct 14, 1966

Hotel Paradiso

Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new …
Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris, Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the next-door neglectful husband Henri with a beautiful, but ignored wife, Marcelle. Henri traces architectural anomalies (most ghost sounds are drains), and plans a night at the Hotel Paradiso, but this hotel is the assignation spot of Marcelle and Boniface. One wife, two husbands, a nephew, and the perky Boniface maid, all at this "by the hour" hotel, and consummation of the affair is, to say the least, severely compromised (not the least by a police raid). All of this under Feydeau's eye, and his play is the "success fou" of the next season.
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The Wrong Box
MovieMay 26, 1966

The Wrong Box

In 1818, England, a tontine i(lottery) is established for 20 boys by …
In 1818, England, a tontine i(lottery) is established for 20 boys by their parents. Each parent put £1000 into the pot, the winner being the last surviving boy, will recieve all the money (the total, £100,000.00 - (equal to over £12m today). The group dwindles until only 2 elderly brothers are left by1882. One brother's watched by his nephews who'll keep him alive at all costs. The other lives in ill health and poverty - the only support is his perpetually confused grandson. A deliciously hysterical black comedy
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1965
King Rat
MovieOct 27, 1965

King Rat

Fast-taking wheeler-dealer Corporal King (George …
Fast-taking wheeler-dealer Corporal King (George Segal), in a Malaysian P.O.W. camp during World War II, uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers.
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Play of the Month
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TV ShowOct 19, 1965

Play of the Month

Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, …
Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, which ran from 1965 to 1983 featuring productions of classic and contemporary stage plays (or adaptations) which were usually broadcast on BBC1. Each production featured a different work, often using prominent British stage actors in the leading roles. The series was transmitted regularly from October 1965 to May 1979, before returning for the summer seasons of 1982 and 1983. The producer most associated with the Play of the Month series was Cedric Messina.
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1964
Redcap
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TV ShowOct 17, 1964

Redcap

Redcap is a British television series produced by ABC Weekend …
Redcap is a British television series produced by ABC Weekend Television and broadcast on the ITV network. It starred John Thaw as Sergeant John Mann, a member of the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police and ran for two series and 26 episodes between 1964 and 1966. Other actors appearing in the series included Kenneth Colley, Keith Barron, Windsor Davies, David Battley and Allan Cuthbertson. The series was created by Jack Bell and employed a variety of writers including Roger Marshall, Troy Kennedy-Martin, Jeremy Paul, Robert Holles and Richard Harris.
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Cluff
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TV ShowAug 3, 1964

Cluff

Cluff was a BBC TV detective television series set in the …
Cluff was a BBC TV detective television series set in the fictional town of Gunnershaw in the Yorkshire Dales. Based on the eponymous novels by Gil North, it featured Leslie Sands in the title role as Sergeant Caleb Cluff, and ran for two series between 1964-1965.
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A Jolly Bad Fellow
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MovieMar 15, 1964

A Jolly Bad Fellow

An English professor decides that there are too many useless …
An English professor decides that there are too many useless people in the world and invents a gas that will kill them off. But first they'll at least have a good laugh.
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Gillian Raine
Marriage1964

Gillian Raine

Gillian Mary Lorraine (28 December 1926 – 19 June 2018), …
Gillian Mary Lorraine (28 December 1926 – 19 June 2018), known professionally as Gillian Raine, was a British actress, singer and the wife of the actor Leonard Rossiter from 1964-1984 (his death), though they had been living together since 1962. They had one daughter, Camilla (b. 1972).
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1963
Billy Liar
MovieAug 15, 1963

Billy Liar

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in …
A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.
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This Sporting Life
MovieFeb 7, 1963

This Sporting Life

Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the …
Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.
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1962
A Kind of Loving
MovieApr 12, 1962

A Kind of Loving

A Kind of Loving is a 1962 British drama film directed by John …
A Kind of Loving is a 1962 British drama film directed by John Schlesinger, based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Stan Barstow. It stars Alan Bates and June Ritchie as two lovers in early 1960s Lancashire. The photography was by Denys Coop, and the music by Ron Grainer. Filming locations included the towns of Preston, Blackburn, Bolton, Salford, Manchester, Radcliffe and St Anne's-on-sea in the northwest of England.
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Z-Cars
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TV ShowJan 2, 1962

Z-Cars

Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama …
Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama series centred on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby, Lancashire. Produced by the BBC, it debuted in January 1962 and ran until September 1978.
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Gillian Raine
Relationship1962

Gillian Raine

Gillian Mary Lorraine (28 December 1926 – 19 June 2018), …
Gillian Mary Lorraine (28 December 1926 – 19 June 2018), known professionally as Gillian Raine, was a British actress, singer and the wife of the actor Leonard Rossiter from 1964-1984 (his death), though they had been living together since 1962. They had one daughter, Camilla (b. 1972).
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1961
Comedy Playhouse
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TV ShowDec 15, 1961

Comedy Playhouse

Comedy Playhouse is a long-running British anthology …
Comedy Playhouse is a long-running British anthology series of one-off unrelated sitcoms that aired for 120 episodes from 1961 to 1975. Many episodes later graduated to their own series, including Steptoe and Son, Meet the Wife, Till Death Us Do Part, All Gas and Gaiters, Up Pompeii!, Not in Front of the Children, Me Mammy, That's Your Funeral, The Liver Birds, Are You Being Served? and Last of the Summer Wine, which is the world's longest running sitcom, having run from January 1973 to August 2010.
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The Avengers
TV ShowJan 7, 1961

The Avengers

The Avengers is a British espionage television series …
The Avengers is a British espionage television series created in 1961. It initially focused on Dr. David Keel (Ian Hendry), aided by John Steed (Patrick Macnee). Hendry left after the first series; Steed then became the main character, partnered with a succession of assistants. His most famous assistants were intelligent, stylish and assertive women: Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman), Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) and Tara King (Linda Thorson). The series ran from 1961 until 1969, screening as one-hour episodes for its entire run. The pilot episode, "Hot Snow", aired on 7 January 1961. The final episode, "Bizarre", aired on 21 April 1969 in the United States, and on 21 May 1969 in the United Kingdom.
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1959
Josephine Tewson
Marriage1959

Josephine Tewson

Josephine Ann Tewson (born 26 February 1931) is a British …
Josephine Ann Tewson (born 26 February 1931) is a British stage and television character actress. She is best known for her roles in popular and long-running British television sitcoms, such as Elizabeth "Liz" Warden, one of the long-suffering neighbours of Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances (1990–95), and Miss Davenport in Last of the Summer Wine (2003–10).
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Josephine Tewson
Relationship1959

Josephine Tewson

Josephine Ann Tewson (born 26 February 1931) is a British …
Josephine Ann Tewson (born 26 February 1931) is a British stage and television character actress. She is best known for her roles in popular and long-running British television sitcoms, such as Elizabeth "Liz" Warden, one of the long-suffering neighbours of Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances (1990–95), and Miss Davenport in Last of the Summer Wine (2003–10).
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1926
Leonard Rossiter
BirthOctober 1926

Leonard Rossiter

Leonard Rossiter was born.
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