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Date of Birth 26 June 1957Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, UK
Date of Death 27 April 2007High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, UK  (heart failure)
Birth NameAlan Hunter

Mini Bio (1)

Al Ashton was born on June 26, 1957 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England as Alan Hunter. He was an actor and writer, known for Gladiator (2000), A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and Emmerdale (1972). He was married to Sue Gibson. He died on April 27, 2007 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

Spouse (1)

Sue Gibson (? - ?) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (4)

He was a naturist and often worked at home in the nude - with the curtains closed to keep out prying eyes!.
He had three children with his ex-wife, Sue: son, Michael (born in 1987); son, Jay (born in 1998); and daughter, Dale (born in 1995). He is survived by his partner, Ann.
He used the name Al Ashton or Al Hunter Ashton for his work as an actor, because there was already an actor called Alan Hunter. For his scriptwriting work, he used his real name Al Hunter. He chose the surname Ashton because he was in Ashton-under-Lyne at the time that he had to decide on an acting name.
He died at home in High Wycombe on April 27, 2007.

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