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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 involved Leonard Rossiter as Norman Tripper, a northern manager assigned to a London supermarket with a problematic staff. The programme is largely remembered for the negative critical reviews it received, and mainly for the fact that it was Rossiter's final television work, the actor dying 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

The Funny Side of Christmas released.
Trail of the Pink Panther
MovieDec 2, 1982

Trail of the Pink Panther

The Pink Panther diamond is …
The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview everybody connected to Clouseau. Each interviewee Dreyfus, Sir Charles and Lady Lytton (an ex-wife of Clouseau), George Lytton, Hercule Lajoy (assistant in "A Shot In The Dark"), and Cato tell of their run-ins with Clouseau. She is also kidnapped by mobster Bruno Langlois who doesn't want Clouseau found but she continues and finds Clouseau Sr., Clouseau's father. Is Clouseau alive or is he dead? Each interview has not-yet-seen or famous clips from the previous movies (since Peter Sellers had sadly passed away) as Marie continues to get a honest view or impression of the great French detective.
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Britannia Hospital
MovieMay 27, 1982

Britannia Hospital

Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) is a reporter who is about to …
Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It's the day when Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth I is to visit the hospital to inaugurate a new wing, where advanced (and sinister) scientific experiments led by Professor Millar (Graham Crowden) will take place. Everybody in the hospital, from the cooks who refuse to cook, to the painters who couldn't care less to get their job done, to an African cannibalistic dictator (à la Idi Amin Dada Oumee) who demonstrators want expelled from the hospital and tried, will contribute to making Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth I's visit (and Mick Travis' life) a true nightmare.
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1980
Escape to the West
MovieJul 18, 1980

Escape to the West

A television play set in a studio where a documentary is …
A television play set in a studio where a documentary is being made about a Soviet dissident's escape to the west.
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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 was a British televised game show version …
Give Us a Clue was 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 20, 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 escapes …
Charles Dreyfus escapes from the mental asylum and tries to kill Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau. He doesn't succeed at first, so he takes on another strategy, namely to build a Doomsday machine and demand that someone else kills Jacques Clouseau, or Dreyfus will use the machine to wipe out whole cities and even whole countries... With about 22 assassins from all over the globe on his tail, Clouseau decides to find Dreyfus alone and put him back in the mental asylum.
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1975
Barry Lyndon
MovieDec 11, 1975

Barry Lyndon

In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, …
In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora gets engaged to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him to a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin but is robbed on the road. Without an alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War. He deserts and is forced to join the Prussian Army where he saves the life of his captain and becomes his protégé and spy of the Irish gambler Chevalier de Balibari. He helps Chevalier and becomes his associate until he decides to marry the wealthy Lady Lyndon. They move to England and Barry, in his obsession of nobility, dissipates her fortune and makes a dangerous and revengeful enemy.
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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 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

Martin Luther is a German monk who has many …
Martin Luther is a German monk who has many unconventional ideas. He is a deeply devout Christian, but he believes that the Church has become corrupt in some respects, and he wants to change it from the inside. To that end, he compiles a list of 95 items that he believes the Church authorities should address. When this is met with hostility, he finds himself the creator of an entirely new branch of Christianity, which was never his intention. Still, his ideas are going to prove vital to the forward thinkers of his day and millions in the coming centuries.
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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), wannabe …
Gerald Arthur Otley (Sir Tom Courtenay), wannabe antiques dealer, is kicked out of his flat for failing to pay rent, sleeps at a friend's house for the night, wakes up two days later in an airport field, and finds himself entangled in international espionage.
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1968
Diamonds for Breakfast
MovieDec 1, 1968

Diamonds for Breakfast

Diamonds for Breakfast released.
Oliver!
MovieSep 26, 1968

Oliver!

Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of an …
Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with 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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2001: A Space Odyssey
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MovieApr 2, 1968

2001: A Space Odyssey

After discovering a …
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer HAL 9000.
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1967
Omnibus
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TV ShowOct 13, 1967

Omnibus

Omnibus is an arts-based British documentary series, …
Omnibus is an arts-based British documentary series, broadcast mainly on BBC1 in the United Kingdom. The programme was the successor to the long-running arts-based series Monitor. It ran from 1967 until 2003, usually being transmitted on Sunday evenings. During its 35-year history, the programme won 12 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.
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The Whisperers
MovieJun 1, 1967

The Whisperers

Elderly Mrs. Ross lives alone in her meager flat, scraping by on …
Elderly Mrs. Ross lives alone in her meager flat, scraping by on government assistance even as she claims to have great wealth. After finding stolen money she is victimized, making it necessary to find her support in her declining years.
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Deadlier Than the Male
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MovieFeb 12, 1967

Deadlier Than the Male

This is an adventure movie …
This is an adventure movie about a criminal who uses women to commit murders. An oil company executive has been killed aboard his private jet. The board of directors wants to know what happened. The case has been assigned to a Bulldog Drummond. He finds out that the man was killed by two very beautiful women. He tracks them down, and he finds out they work for a criminal mastermind. As he gets closer to the killers and the boss, the more dangerous it becomes. He has been marked for death by his enemies, but he must survive to bring them to justice.
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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

A tontine is established for twenty boys in 1818 England, a …
A tontine is established for twenty boys in 1818 England, a tontine being a kind of insurance wager in which money is invested by each participant, to grow with interest, with the last survivor to get the substantial payout. We watch the group dwindle until only two elderly brothers are left in 1882. One brother is watched by his nephews who will keep him alive at all costs. The other lives in ill health and poverty as the only support of his perpetually confused grandson. Statues and bodies are switched, in the wrong boxes, until everyone is sure that one (or both) of the brothers has died. Now if they can only make it seem as if the other brother died first, over a hundred thousand pounds sterling (in Victorian England, when a pound was a pound) will be theirs.
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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 Raine (born Gillian Mary Lorraine, 28 December 1926 …
Gillian Raine (born Gillian Mary Lorraine, 28 December 1926 – 19 June 2018) 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

Billy Liar is a 1963 British black-and-white CinemaScope …
Billy Liar is a 1963 British black-and-white CinemaScope comedy-drama film based on the 1959 novel by Keith Waterhouse. Directed by John Schlesinger, it stars Tom Courtenay (who had understudied Albert Finney in the West End theatre adaptation of the novel) as Billy, and Julie Christie as Liz, one of his three girlfriends. Mona Washbourne plays Mrs. Fisher, and Wilfred Pickles plays Mr. Fisher. Rodney Bewes, Finlay Currie and Leonard Rossiter also feature. The Cinemascope photography is by Denys Coop, and Richard Rodney Bennett supplied the score.
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This Sporting Life
MovieFeb 7, 1963

This Sporting Life

The Sporting Life is a 1963 sports drama. Richard Harris and …
The Sporting Life is a 1963 sports drama. Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts star and Lindsay Anderson directed the movie. Harris won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.The story centers on a rugby player named Frank Machin who is more successful in his sporting life than in his romantic life. Machin is a young coal miner from Yorkshire. He has a aggressive and bitter outlook on life. A local rugby manager is attracted by Machin’s aggressive personality and thinks that he can turn Machin into a rugby player. Machin proves to be brutal and successful on the rugby field. This is a gritty and realistic working class drama, Harris is perfect as the bitter and socially inept Machin.
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1962
A Kind of Loving
MovieApr 12, 1962

A Kind of Loving

A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions …
A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job, finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend's pregnancy and is forced into marrying her and moving in with his mother-in-law due to a housing shortage in their Northern England town.
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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 Raine (born Gillian Mary Lorraine, 28 December 1926 …
Gillian Raine (born Gillian Mary Lorraine, 28 December 1926 – 19 June 2018) 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
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 by 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 an English …
Josephine Ann Tewson (born 26 February 1931) is an English stage and television actress. She is best known for her roles in British television sitcoms, such as Elizabeth 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 an English …
Josephine Ann Tewson (born 26 February 1931) is an English stage and television actress. She is best known for her roles in British television sitcoms, such as Elizabeth 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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