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Date of Birth 21 April 1920Hull, East Yorkshire, England, UK
Date of Death 6 September 2007London, England, UK
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ronald Magill was born on April 21, 1920 in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. He was an actor and director, known for Emmerdale Farm (1972), I Capture the Castle (1954) and Julius Caesar (1970). He died on September 6, 2007 in London, England.

Trade Mark (1)

His "Amos" character's bushy sideburns and catchphrase "Nay, Mr Wilks"

Trivia (6)

Best known for his long-running role as grumbling landlord Amos Brearly on the soap "Emmerdale" (1972-1991).
Served with the Royal Corps of Signals during WWII and started with repertory stage acting after the war.
Off-screen, he was said to be a real gentleman who always had time for his fans, even if they interrupted a dinner out.
He was born in Hull, but raised in Birmingham.
He started out on the stage, and was artistic director of the Nottingham Playhouse in the 1960s.
Spoke the first words on the stage of Nottingham's Playhouse Theatre.

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