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Date of Birth 16 March 1926Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex, England, UK
Date of Death 22 June 1993London, England, UK  (brain tumor)
Birth NameVictor Jack Maddern

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Victor Maddern was born on March 16, 1926 in Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex, England as Victor Jack Maddern. He was an actor, known for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), Exodus (1960) and Steptoe and Son (1972). He was married to Joan Neuville. He died on June 22, 1993 in London, England.

Spouse (1)

Joan Neuville (1949 - 22 June 1993) (his death) (4 children)

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Often played sergeants or corporals

Trivia (5)

He would turn down scripts containing profanity such as the film Lifeforce(1985).
Graduated from RADA after serving with the Merchant Navy.
At one time ran a public speaking school, The Talking Point, which counted politicians among its clients.
Dark-haired, thin-lipped British cockney character actor, who specialised in playing tough privates, NCO's and sergeants. Occasionally seen in comedic roles, including in some of the 'Carry On' films.
For some time, he operated a mushroom farm in Essex.

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