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William Rushton (1937–1996)

William Rushton was born on August 18, 1937 in Chelsea, London, England as William George Rushton. He was an actor and writer, known for That Was the Week That Was (1962), Hamlet: The Video (1992) and The Trap Door (1984). He was married to Arlene Dorgan. He died on December 11, 1996 in London. See full bio »


(age 59) in London, England, UK

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 1997 The Treacle People (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Sticky Christmas (1997) ... Santa Claus (voice)
 1996 Jack and Jeremy's Real Lives (TV Series)
Flight Lieutenant
- Paranormal Researchers (1996) ... Flight Lieutenant
 1996 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
- Unidentified Funny Object (1996) ... Astronomer (voice, as Willie Rushton)
 1995 One for the Road (TV Series)
- My Uncle Monty (1995) ... Joe (as Willy Rushton)
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Toby Belch
- Twelfth Night (1992) ... Toby Belch (voice)
 1990 Winnie the Pooh (Video)
Narrator (as William George Rushton)
 1989 Muzzy Comes Back (TV Series)
The King (voice)
 1988 Consuming Passions
Big Teddy
 1987 Muzzy in Gondoland (TV Series)
The King / Stomachache Patient / Computer
- Episode #1.6 ... The King (voice)
- Episode #1.5 ... The King (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 ... The King / Stomachache Patient (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 ... Computer (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 ... The King (voice, uncredited)
 1982-1985 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.8 (1985) ... Various
- Episode #3.7 (1985) ... Various
- Episode #3.5 (1985) ... Various
- Episode dated 26 December 1983 (1983) ... Various
- Episode #2.3 (1983) ... Various
 1984 The Trap Door (TV Series)
Berk, Boni (voice, as Willie Rushton)
 1983 Jackanory (TV Series)
 1982 The Magic Shop (Short)
 1980 Rushton's Illustrated (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1980)
- Episode #1.4 (1980)
- Episode #1.3 (1980)
- Episode #1.2 (1980)
- Episode #1.1 (1980)
 1980 Santa's Pocket Watch (Short)
Narrator (voice, as Willy Rushton)
 1977 Dawson and Friends (TV Series)
 1976 Keep It Up Downstairs
Snotty Shuttleworth
 1976 The Chiffy Kids (TV Series)
Councillor Eldridge
- Decorators Limited (1976) ... Councillor Eldridge
 1974 Alice in Label Land (Short) (voice)
 1974 Colditz (TV Series)
Major Trumpington
- The Guests (1974) ... Major Trumpington
 1973 Is This a Record? (Short)
 1973 The Cobblers of Umbridge (TV Movie)
Walter Tumbril
 1972 Grubstreet (TV Series)
 1972 The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
Passenger on Plane
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
- A Death in the Family (1972) ... Lance
 1971 Private Eye TV (TV Movie)
 1971 Flight of the Doves
Tobias Cromwell
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
- The Love Potion (1970) ... Plautus
- Spartacus (1970) ... Plautus
- The Actors (1970) ... Plautus
- Britannicus (1970) ... Plautus
 1970 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (1970)
- Episode #3.2 (1970)
 1969 Twelve Plus One
Lionel Bennet
 1969 World in Ferment (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1969)
 1969 The Best House in London
Sylvester Wall
 1969 Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies
John O'Groats Official
 1969 The Ugliest Girl in Town (TV Series)
Raul Plimpton
- A Little Advice Goes a Long Away (1969) ... Raul Plimpton
 1967 The Mini-Mob
Chancellor of the Exchequer
 1965 The Flying Alberts (Short)
 1964 Nothing But the Best
 1963 It's All Over Town
Fat Friend
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Vapona fly killer. See more »

Alternate Names:

William George Rushton | Willie Rushton | Willy Rushton

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The son of a publisher, he was noted as a humorist, illustrator and cartoonist. His cartoons were featured not only in "Private Eye", but in "The Daily Telegraph" and "Literary Review". He also published several satirical books with titles like "The Filth Amendment" (1981) and "Spy Thatcher" (1987). See more »

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