Fred Dutton

Fred Dutton



Fred Dutton was a British actor who was born in Greenwich, London, England in 1918. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He started his acting career in the late 1930s and appeared in numerous theatre productions in the 1940s and 1950s.

Dutton made his feature film debut in 1949 in the film The Small Back Room. He then went on to appear in numerous films throughout the 1950s and 1960s including such classics as The Cruel Sea, Georgy Girl, Night of the Demon, and The L-Shaped Room.

In the early 1970s, Dutton was cast in the British sitcom, The Likely Lads. He played the role of Terry Collier, a working-class man who was always getting into scrapes with his more affluent friend Bob Ferris (played by Rodney Bewes). The show was a massive hit, and Dutton's performance was widely praised.

In the 1980s, Dutton continued to appear in films, often playing supporting roles. In 1994, he appeared in the cult classic Four Weddings and a Funeral as the vicar who marries the couple. He also appeared in the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only.

In the 1990s, Dutton appeared in a number of television shows including Poirot, Lovejoy, The Bill, and Midsomer Murders. He also appeared in the science fiction series, Doctor Who, in the episode "The Curse of Fenric".

Throughout his career, Dutton appeared in over sixty films and television shows. His career spanned five decades and he was a well-known face on British television. He died in 2005 in London, aged 87.

Fred Dutton was a talented actor who was known for his versatility and his ability to bring characters to life. He was respected and admired by his co-stars and audiences alike. He will be remembered for his many memorable roles and will continue to inspire actors for years to come.

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