English Actor

Norman Rossington

  • Dec 24, 1928 - May 21, 1999 (age 70)
  • 5' 7" (1.71 m)
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1999
Norman Rossington
PersonalMay 1999

Norman Rossington

Norman Rossington passed away.
Cindy Barnes
Marriage1999

Cindy Barnes

Married Cindy Barnes.
1996
Sharpe's Regiment
MovieMay 1, 1996

Sharpe's Regiment

Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at …
Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as...
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1992
Heartbeat
TV ShowApr 10, 1992

Heartbeat

Heartbeat is an English police drama series set in 1960s …
Heartbeat is an English police drama series set in 1960s North Riding of Yorkshire based on the "Constable" series of novels written by ex-policeman Peter N Walker, under the pseudonym Nicholas Rhea, and broadcast on ITV in 18 series between 1992 and 2010. It was made by ITV Studios (formerly Yorkshire Television) at the Leeds Studios and on location. Heartbeat first aired on Friday 10 April 1992 (it was later moved to Sunday evenings). The 372nd and final episode aired on Sunday 12 September 2010.
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1991
Let Him Have It
MovieSep 12, 1991

Let Him Have It

In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a …
In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster movies. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the case which would forever shake the United Kingdom's belief in capital punishment.
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1990
The Krays
MovieApr 27, 1990

The Krays

This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in …
This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld.
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1985
In Sickness and in Health
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TV ShowSep 1, 1985

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health is …
In Sickness and in Health is a BBC television sitcom which ran between 1985 and 1992. It was a sequel to the highly successful Till Death Us Do Part, which ran between 1966 and 1975, and Till Death..., which ran for one series of six episodes in 1981.
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1983
House of the Long Shadows
MovieJan 1, 1983

House of the Long Shadows

An American writer goes to a …
An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a twenty thousand dollar bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the ...
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1981
That's My Boy
TV ShowOct 23, 1981

That's My Boy

That's My Boy is a British sitcom starring Mollie Sugden that …
That's My Boy is a British sitcom starring Mollie Sugden that aired on ITV from 23 October 1981 to 4 April 1986. The series was written and created by Pam Valentine and Michael Ashton, who later wrote My Husband and I (1987–88), which also starred Mollie Sugden. It was produced for the ITV network by Yorkshire Television, and although set in London, was filmed in and around Harrogate in North Yorkshire.
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Masada
TV ShowApr 5, 1981

Masada

Masada is an American television miniseries that aired on ABC …
Masada is an American television miniseries that aired on ABC in April 1981. Advertised by the network as an "ABC Novel for Television," it was a fictionalized account of the historical siege of the Masada citadel in Israel by legions of the Roman Empire in AD 73. The TV series' script is based on the novel The Antagonists by Ernest Gann, with a screenplay written by Joel Oliansky. The siege ended when the Roman armies entered the fortress, only to discover the mass suicide by the Jewish defenders when defeat became imminent.
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1980
Rhubarb Rhubarb
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MovieDec 15, 1980

Rhubarb Rhubarb

A police inspector and a vicar blow off work to play a game of …
A police inspector and a vicar blow off work to play a game of golf at the Royal Rhubarb Golf Club. The inspector is preparing to cheat: he even got one of his subordinates to help him score along the way. Then again, the entire game might just be in the vicar's mind.
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1979
S.O.S. Titanic
MovieSep 23, 1979

S.O.S. Titanic

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable …
On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable R.M.S. Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.
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The Prisoner of Zenda
MovieMay 25, 1979

The Prisoner of Zenda

Anthony Hope's classic tale …
Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his ...
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1977
Joseph Andrews
MovieMar 9, 1977

Joseph Andrews

Joseph Andrews is a 1977 British period comedy film directed …
Joseph Andrews is a 1977 British period comedy film directed by Tony Richardson. It is based on the novel Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding. With its rollicking comic plot, period costume and setting, ribald adventures and a dashing young hero, the film was an obvious attempt to follow in the line of such films as Tom Jones, which was also directed by Tony Richardson.
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1976
I, Claudius
TV ShowSep 20, 1976

I, Claudius

I, Claudius is a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of …
I, Claudius is a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of Robert Graves's I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Written by Jack Pulman, it starred Derek Jacobi as Claudius, with Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack, John Hurt, Patricia Quinn, Ian Ogilvy, Kevin McNally, Patrick Stewart, and John Rhys-Davies. The series covers the history of the early Roman Empire, told from the perspective of the elderly Emperor Claudius who narrates the series.
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1973
Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World
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MovieDec 6, 1973

Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World

Before his adventure begins, …
Before his adventure begins, Digby is given to Bill by a friendly vet, but as Bill's grandfather doesn't like to have an English sheepdog in his house, Bill is forced to give him away. He gives Digby to a guy who works in a defense lab that experiments with animals and plants for space travel. A growth-boosting chemical is made in the lab, and the animal trainer steals some to boost his own tomato crop. Accidentally, the dog is fed some and, as a result, is growing all the time; eventually, he's the size of an ocean liner. As weird animals are attractions, Digby is stolen by two well-dressed hoods and sold to a circus, from which Digby escapes, hunted by the military, both Army and Air Force!
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Last of the Summer Wine
TV ShowJan 4, 1973

Last of the Summer Wine

Three old men from …
Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
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1972
Go for a Take
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MovieDec 1, 1972

Go for a Take

Two crooks on the run take refuge in a film studio, where they …
Two crooks on the run take refuge in a film studio, where they are mistaken for actors.
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Death Line
MovieOct 13, 1972

Death Line

Death Line is a 1972 horror film, distributed as Raw Meat in …
Death Line is a 1972 horror film, distributed as Raw Meat in the United States, directed by American filmmaker Gary Sherman and starring Donald Pleasence. Its plot follows two university students who find themselves at the centre of an investigation involving a man who goes missing on the London Underground.
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Young Winston
MovieJul 20, 1972

Young Winston

This historical drama is an account of the early life of the future …
This historical drama is an account of the early life of the future British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood, his time as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Second Boer War, and culminating in his first election to Parliament.
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1971
Man in the Wilderness
MovieNov 24, 1971

Man in the Wilderness

Left for dead after a bear …
Left for dead after a bear attack, a fur-trapper recuperates and pursues his former companions through dangerous Indian territory.
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The Search for the Nile
TV ShowSep 22, 1971

The Search for the Nile

The Nile's source was the …
The Nile's source was the last great mystery for European explorers in the 19th century. The story of its discovery is one of heroism in the service of faith, greed, and obsession.
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1970
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
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MovieNov 12, 1970

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer

Fresh-faced young Michael …
Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the Tory ranks.
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Simon, Simon
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MovieJul 1, 1970

Simon, Simon

A comedy short with very little speaking. Graham Stark and …
A comedy short with very little speaking. Graham Stark and John Junkin have a new elevated platform to work with but still manage to get into lots of trouble. Lots of celebrity appearances.
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1969
Curry and Chips
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TV ShowNov 21, 1969

Curry and Chips

Curry and Chips is a short lived British sitcom broadcast in …
Curry and Chips is a short lived British sitcom broadcast in 1969 which was produced by London Weekend Television for the ITV network. Set on a factory floor of 'Lillicrap Ltd', it starred a blacked up Spike Milligan as an Irishman named Kevin O'Grady of Pakistani heritage, who also featured in episode 7 of the fifth series of Speight's Till Death Us Do Part. It also featured Eric Sykes as the foreman, Norman Rossington as the shop steward, and other regulars were Kenny Lynch, and Sam Kydd. The series was written by Till Death Us Do Part writer Johnny Speight, but based on an idea by Milligan. The programme was cancelled for its use of crude and racist humour.
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Two Gentlemen Sharing
MovieSep 17, 1969

Two Gentlemen Sharing

An insecure Briton and a …
An insecure Briton and a Briton of Jamaican descent share a London apartment together.
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1968
Negatives
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MovieSep 1, 1968

Negatives

Theo, a used-furniture dealer, and his lover, Vivien, like to …
Theo, a used-furniture dealer, and his lover, Vivien, like to enhance their love-making through dressing-up and role-playing. He pretends he's notorious murderer Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen; she pretends she's either Crippen's wife, Belle Elmore, or Crippen's mistress, Ethel Le Neve. When they're not having sex, Theo and Vivien engage in a lot of bickering, but continue to live together above Theo's London shop. Entering their lives one day is Reingard, a female German photographer who's been observing the couple, whom she finds intriguing. Reingard moves into one of the rooms above the shop; under her influence, Theo begins to shed his Crippen persona in favor of that of another notorious figure, German flying ace Baron von Richthofen, a development which threatens to impact Theo's relationship with Vivien.
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The Charge of the Light Brigade
MovieApr 10, 1968

The Charge of the Light Brigade

In 1854, during the Crimean …
In 1854, during the Crimean War, poor planning leads to a British Light Brigade openly charging a Russian artillery position with tragic consequences.
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1967
Double Trouble
MovieApr 5, 1967

Double Trouble

A rock singer touring England gets involved with a wealthy …
A rock singer touring England gets involved with a wealthy teenage heiress in London. Turns out the girl's uncle is trying to steal her money, putting her life in danger, and is also involved in a jewel smuggling operation.
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Tobruk
MovieFeb 7, 1967

Tobruk

A Canadian POW major is rescued by a special British military …
A Canadian POW major is rescued by a special British military unit made up of Germans to help lead an attack on a major Nazi fuel depot in Tobruk, Libya.
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1966
It's a Knockout
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TV ShowAug 7, 1966

It's a Knockout

It's a Knockout is a British game show first broadcast in 1966. …
It's a Knockout is a British game show first broadcast in 1966. It was adapted from the French show Intervilles, and was part of the international Jeux sans frontières franchise.
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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
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
MovieJun 3, 1965

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying M…

Hoping to push Britain to the …
Hoping to push Britain to the forefront of aviation, a London publisher organizes an international air race across the English Channel, but must contend with two entrants vying for his daughter, as well as national rivalries and cheating.
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1964
Not Only... But Also
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TV ShowNov 29, 1964

Not Only... But Also

Not Only...But Also, most famously showcased Peter Cook and …
Not Only...But Also, most famously showcased Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in there so-called 'Dagenham dialogues' in which Pete (a nasal know-all who has utter confidence in his surreal and ...
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The Comedy Man
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MovieSep 3, 1964

The Comedy Man

Charles Byrd, known as "Chick", has spent his adult life acting …
Charles Byrd, known as "Chick", has spent his adult life acting in small repertory companies all over the UK, and he's never had much luck. All too aware that he's no longer young, Chick makes one last stab at finding success in London.
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A Hard Day's Night
MovieJul 6, 1964

A Hard Day's Night

A day and a half in the life of the Fab Four leading up to a …
A day and a half in the life of the Fab Four leading up to a televised concert gig. The boys seem to be constantly on the run, from their crazed fans and from their manager, who is constantly trying to rein them in. Sir Ringo Starr however is arrested and still isn't in the studio half an hour before air time. With Sir Paul McCartney's grandfather available for additional comical relief, the group performs a dozen or so songs.
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1963
Nurse on Wheels
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MovieJan 1, 1963

Nurse on Wheels

Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain …
Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain mother to a country village to take up her first job as District Nurse. She soon overcomes the suspicion of her patients used to someone rather older, while becoming romantically involved with a local farmer - at least until he tries to evict a newly-arrived expectant couple who park their caravan on his land.
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1962
The Longest Day
MovieSep 25, 1962

The Longest Day

In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion …
In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.
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Go to Blazes
MovieApr 1, 1962

Go to Blazes

After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio …
After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio of small-time crooks flash an idea of using a fire engine as a getaway vehicle. But they keep being mistaken for genuine firemen and it starts to become a flaming nuisance.
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Crooks Anonymous
MovieApr 1, 1962

Crooks Anonymous

Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict …
Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes and his Crooks Anonymous organization. Forsdyke's young and innocent girlfriend Babette, holds the hopes for his recovery and promises that she'll marry him if he'll reform. However, Forsdyke loses control when he's locked in a department store over Christmas.
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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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1961
Carry On Regardless
MovieMar 23, 1961

Carry On Regardless

The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange …
The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs. Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff.
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1960
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
MovieOct 27, 1960

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Arthur, one of Britain's angry …
Arthur, one of Britain's angry young men of the 1960s, is a hardworking factory worker who slaves all week at his mindless job for his modest wages. Come Saturday night, he's off to the pub for a loud and rowdy beer session. With him is Brenda, his girlfriend of the moment. Married to a fellow worker, she is nonetheless captivated by his rugged good looks and his devil-may-care attitude. Soon a new love interest Doreen enters and a week later, Brenda announces she's pregnant. She tells Arthur she needs money for an abortion, and Arthur promises to pay for it. By this time, his relationship with Doreen has ripened and Brenda, hearing of it, confronts him. He denies everything, but it's obvious that their affair is all but over.
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1959
Carry On Nurse
MovieMar 5, 1959

Carry On Nurse

Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is …
Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ...
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1958
I Only Arsked!
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MovieNov 11, 1958

I Only Arsked!

A group of misfit soldiers are desperately trying to fiddle …
A group of misfit soldiers are desperately trying to fiddle themselves some leave. Instead they wrangle a posting to the British Middle-East protectorate of Darawa. Their frustrations and disappointment at landing one of the harshest territories is compensated when they discover a secret passage to the King's harem.
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Carry On Sergeant
MovieAug 31, 1958

Carry On Sergeant

Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by …
Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they turn out to be, and it's up to Grimshaw to put the no-hopers through their paces.
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1957
The Long Haul
MovieAug 27, 1957

The Long Haul

After leaving his U.S. Army job in Germany, a trucker takes a …
After leaving his U.S. Army job in Germany, a trucker takes a long-haul driver job in Britain where he runs into an organized-crime syndicate that controls the trucking industry.
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The Army Game
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TV ShowJun 19, 1957

The Army Game

The Army Game is a British sitcom that was broadcast on ITV …
The Army Game is a British sitcom that was broadcast on ITV from 1957 to 1961. It was the very first ITV sitcom and was made by Granada, and created by Sid Colin. It follows the exploits of Hut 29, a dysfunctional group of soldiers and their National Service conscription into the British Army during the post war years.
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1956
Three Men in a Boat
MovieDec 20, 1956

Three Men in a Boat

Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the …
Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the Thames, encountering various mishaps and misadventures along the way.
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1955
The Adventures of Robin Hood
TV ShowSep 25, 1955

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin …
The Adventures of Robin Hood is a British television series comprising 143 half-hour, black and white episodes broadcast weekly between 1955 and 1959 on ITV. It starred Richard Greene as the outlaw Robin Hood, and Alan Wheatley as his nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham. The show followed the legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood tales, most were original dramas created by the show's writers and producers.
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1928
Norman Rossington
BirthDecember 1928

Norman Rossington

Norman Rossington was born.
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