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Robert Dorning (1913–1989)

Robert Dorning was born on May 13, 1913 in St. Helen's, England as Robert John Dorning. He was an actor, known for Bootsie and Snudge (1960), Pardon the Expression (1965) and Mona Lisa (1986). He was married to Honor Shepherd. He died on February 20, 1989 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 75) in London, England, UK

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 1989 Chelworth (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Prendergast
- My Dear Jamie... (1989) ... Mr. Prendergast
 1988 Bergerac (TV Series)
Jonathan
- Burnt (1988) ... Jonathan
 1987 Terry and June (TV Series)
Mr. Duffy
- The Eye of the Householder (1987) ... Mr. Duffy
 1986 Pirates
Commander of Marines
 1986 Mona Lisa
Hotel Bedroom Man
 1985 Galloping Galaxies! (TV Series)
Major Hinchpindle Blurt
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Major Hinchpindle Blurt
 1984 I Thought You'd Gone (TV Series)
Sir Hugh
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Sir Hugh
 1983 The Bounder (TV Series)
Smith
- A Genuine Simpson (1983) ... Smith
 1983 The Gaffer (TV Series)
Potter
- Spring (1983) ... Potter
 1983 St. Ursula's in Danger (TV Movie)
Major Faquahar
 1980 Life Begins at Forty (TV Series)
The Major
- It Was a Lover and His Lass (1980) ... The Major
 1979 The Great Monkey Rip-Off
Sir Charles Fitzhugh
 1979 The Dick Emery Special (TV Movie)
 1979 Follow the Star (TV Movie)
Olly
 1979 The Human Factor
Jameson
 1979 The Plank (TV Short)
Fork-Lift Truck Driver
 1979 Mind Your Language (TV Series)
Mr. English
- Just the Job (1979) ... Mr. English
 1979 Turning Year Tales (TV Series)
The Captain
- Clubs (1979) ... The Captain
 1978 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Lord Brangbolton
- The Smile That Wins (1978) ... Lord Brangbolton
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Padgett
- Man Without a Past (1978) ... Padgett
 1978 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Bunny Bunion
- Napooh... Toodle-oo (1978) ... Bunny Bunion
 1978 Must Wear Tights
Agent
 1978 Cooper, Just Like That (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1978)
 1978 You're Only Young Twice (TV Series)
Mr. Maurice
- The Commercial (1978) ... Mr. Maurice
 1978 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Father
- Hello Young Lovers (1978) ... Father
 1975-1978 Q9 (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #3.7 (1978) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.6 (1978) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.5 (1978) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.4 (1978) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.3 (1978) ... Various Characters
 1974-1978 Sykes (TV Series)
Mr. Mellilieu / Colonel Smithson
- Football Match (1978) ... Mr. Mellilieu
- The Band (1974) ... Colonel Smithson
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Clubman
- The Chest of Silver (1977) ... Clubman
 1976 The Phoenix and the Carpet (TV Series)
Shopkeeper
- The Magic Fire (1976) ... Shopkeeper
 1976 Brensham People (TV Series)
Bouverie
- William Hart, Wainwright (1976) ... Bouverie
 1976 I'm Not Feeling Myself Tonight
Man at Party
 1975 Hogg's Back (TV Series)
General Balding
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Leonard Geisler
- Trojan Bus (1975) ... Leonard Geisler
 1975 Larry Grayson (TV Series)
Mr. Thompson: Dating Agency Manager
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Mr. Thompson: Dating Agency Manager
 1975 The Rough with the Smooth (TV Series)
Mr. Andrews
- The Broom Cupboard (1975) ... Mr. Andrews
 1975 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Mr. Andrews
- A Heart in the Right Place (1975) ... Mr. Andrews
 1975 The Melting Pot (TV Series)
Colonel Grope
 1975 Not on Your Nellie (TV Series)
Charles Cholmondeley-Burnside
- High Society (1975) ... Charles Cholmondeley-Burnside
 1974 Smokey Joe's Revenge
Mr. Williams
 1974 The Dick Emery Christmas Show (TV Movie)
 1974 Man About the House
Col. Manners (uncredited)
 1974 Billy Liar (TV Series)
Dr. Dobson
- Billy and the Bedside Manner (1974) ... Dr. Dobson
 1974 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Graham Foster
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... Graham Foster
 1974 The Black Windmill
Jeweller (uncredited)
 1974 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Manager
- Have Hen Will Travel (1974) ... Manager
 1973 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Lewis Potter
- Episode #1.123 (1973) ... Lewis Potter
 1973 Roberts Robots (TV Series)
Fosdyke
- Follow That Robot (1973) ... Fosdyke
 1972-1973 Crown Court (TV Series)
Mr. Bolton / James Leslie Harris
- Settling a Score: Part 3 (1973) ... James Leslie Harris
- Settling a Score: Part 2 (1973) ... James Leslie Harris
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Dr. Arthur Sammers
- Murder in Mind (1973) ... Dr. Arthur Sammers
 1973 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series)
Mr. Parker
- Private Eye, Public Nuisance (1973) ... Mr. Parker
 1965-1972 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Geoffrey Wormold / Alderman Rogers / Mr. Wormold
- Episode #1.1238 (1972) ... Alderman Rogers
 1971 Hine (TV Series)
Henry Watkins
- Survival of the Creeps (1971) ... Henry Watkins
 1969 Dad's Army (TV Series)
the Bank Inspector
- Something Nasty in the Vault (1969) ... the Bank Inspector
 1969 Pickwick (TV Movie)
Tupman
 1964-1969 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Robert Love / Mr. Bullock / Bank Manager / ...
- The Loves of Larch Hill (1969) ... Robert Love
- As Good Cooks Go (1969) ... Mr. Bullock
- Current Affairs (1968)
- Till Death Us Do Part (1965) ... Bank Manager
- The Mascot (1964) ... Billy Carter
 1969 School for Sex
Civil servant
 1968 Salt and Pepper
Club secretary
 1968 Champion House (TV Series)
Eric Lloyd
- Breakout (1968) ... Eric Lloyd
 1967 The Troublesome Double
The Mayor
 1967 Sykes Versus ITV (TV Movie)
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1967)
 1967 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
 1966 Company of Fools (Short)
Hotel Manager
 1966 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Hotel Manager
- Company of Fools (1966) ... Hotel Manager
 1966 Cul-De-Sac
Philip Fairweather
 1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
Howard
- Silent Dust (1965) ... Howard
 1965 The Worker (TV Series)
Policeman / Mr. Jones / Mr Nelly
- Through a Glass Darkly (1965) ... Policeman
- Eight and Thrupence (1965) ... Mr. Jones
- And Never the Twine Shall Meet (1965) ... Mr Nelly
 1965 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Mr. Stacey
- The Seige of Steptoe Street (1965) ... Mr. Stacey
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Johnson
- Safe Conduct (1965) ... Johnson
 1965 Die! Die! My Darling!
Ormsby
 1958-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Manager / Mr. Pendleton
- Deep and Crisp and Stolen (1964) ... Manager
- Mary Broome (1958) ... Mr. Pendleton
 1964 Paris 1900 (TV Series)
Planteloup
- The Luck of the Game (1964) ... Planteloup
 1964 HMS Paradise (TV Series)
Charlesworth
- Anybody Wanna Buy an Island? (1964) ... Charlesworth
 1964 The Villains (TV Series)
Enoch Christie
- Big Tickle (1964) ... Enoch Christie
 1964 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Major Trumper
- Episode #1.685 (1964) ... Major Trumper
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Mr. Cuthbert / Doctor Mills / Vicar
- The Case of George Peterson (1962) ... Mr. Cuthbert
- Legs, £50,000 Each (1962) ... Doctor Mills
- The Dashing Major (1962) ... Vicar
 1960 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Vance
- The Man Who Was Nobody (1960) ... Vance
 1959-1960 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Policeman / Mayor / Head waiter / ...
- The Baby Sitters (1960) ... Policeman
- The East Cheam Centenary (1960) ... Mayor
- The Photographer (1960) ... Head waiter
- The Ladies' Man (1960) ... Mr Hathway
- Sid in Love (1960) ... Albert (bus driver)
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Cooke
- Toff and Fingers (1960) ... Mr. Cooke
 1960 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Dr. Leslie
- Two Blind Mice (1960) ... Dr. Leslie
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Hendricks / Hendrix / Boss
- All the Dead Were Harrisons (1960) ... Hendricks
- No Entry (1960) ... Hendrix
- The Soul Peddlers (1960) ... Boss
 1959 Man Accused
Beckett
 1959 Mystery in the Mine
Milkman
 1959 No Safety Ahead (uncredited)
 1959 Top Floor Girl
Carter (uncredited)
 1959 Innocent Meeting (uncredited)
 1958-1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Pete Phillips / Frasier / Hinds / ...
- Out of the Past (1959) ... Pete Phillips
- Damages (1959) ... Frasier
- Arena for Fraud (1959) ... Hinds
- Double Take (1959) ... Jack Lewis
- Strong Man Out (1958)
 1958 The Secret Man
Captain Scott
 1958 Links of Justice (uncredited)
 1958 Moment of Indiscretion (uncredited)
 1958 Murder Bag (TV Series)
Sgt. Webb
- Lockhart Casts a Net (1958) ... Sgt. Webb
 1957 The One That Got Away
Corporal Wilson (uncredited)
 1952 Scotland Yard Inspector
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1948 The Red Shoes
Dancer
 1940 They Came by Night (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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He acted in Macrae's musical, "Under the Counter", at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Cicely Courtneidge and Thorley Walters in the cast. See more »
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Heavy-set British character actor, musician (saxophone, violin, vocal) and ballet dancer. Studied drama and dance in Liverpool and appeared in musical comedy on the stage during the 1930's. After wartime service, acted in films and on television, often appearing as pompous military or upper crust types. See more »

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