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Arthur Lowe (1915–1982)

Lowe, rotund and professionally indefatigable, rightly gained acclaim as an accomplished comedy character actor; fondly remembered as the irascible "Captain Mainwaring" - in the Home Guard comedy series Dad's Army (1968) (1968-1977) and Coronation Street (1960)'s "Leonard Swindley". Only child of a Derbyshire railworker, Lowe gained valuable ... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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In 1976 he appeared in television commercials for Pascall's Hanky Panky sweet snacks. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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He was an active supporter of the British Conservative Party. See more »

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