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Overview (4)

Born in Motherwell, Scotland, UK
Died in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England, UK  (heart attack)
Birth NameBasil Muir Langton-Dodds
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

His father, a wine importer loved the theatre and encouraged his acting ambitions and got him his first job at 16 touring with a Shakespearean company painting scenery and doing walk on parts. His mother disapproved thinking it wasn't a job for a respectable middle class young man. By 1939 he'd graduated to leading roles but then the war came. He joined the army and rose through the ranks to become a major. Within four days of leaving the service he was back in the theatre in a play 'Fifty Fifty' and the 'Seagulls Over Sorento' which ran five years.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tonyman5

Spouse (2)

Claire Green (May 1975 - 25 April 1994) (his death)
Mona Rosemary Copeman (1940 - 1966) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (7)

Father of three sons, including the director Simon Langton.
He was to have played Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who (1963): The Web of Fear but dropped out to do a TV play, so Nicholas Courtney took the part and played it for the next 20 years on and off.
Married Claire Wilson in 1975, shortly after her divorce from Hughie Green.
Upon his death, his remains were cremated at Putney Vale Crematorium in Putney Vale, London, England.
For many years a supporting actor on the London West End stage.
His son, Simon, is a TV director and directed him in two episodes of 'Upstairs Downstairs'.
Born one day after the sinking of the "Titanic".

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