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Walter Sparrow (I) (1927–2000)

An English film and television actor best known for his appearance as Duncan in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner. Sparrow began his career as a stand-up comic before moving to acting with a period with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His first film role was in 1964, in Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, with Christopher... See full bio »

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(age 73) in Oxfordshire, England, UK

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The Secret Garden
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 2000 Doctors (TV Series)
Dennis Grange
- Slim Chance (2000) ... Dennis Grange
 2000 Peak Practice (TV Series)
William
- Once Too Often (2000) ... William
 1999 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Harry Barstow
- The British Grenadier (1999) ... Harry Barstow
 1999 Sunburn (TV Series)
Gramps
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Gramps
 1999 Honky Sausages (TV Series)
Honky Grandad
- Episode #1.1 ... Honky Grandad
 1997 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Tom
- Friendly Fire (1997) ... Tom
 1997 Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (TV Series)
Mr. Hardacre
- The Wrong Man (1997) ... Mr. Hardacre
 1995-1996 The Thin Blue Line (TV Series)
Local Resident / Elderly Man
- Fly on the Wall (1996) ... Local Resident
- Rag Week (1995) ... Elderly Man
 1996 Harry's Mad (TV Series)
George
- The Vegetable Show (1996) ... George
- Gambling Is a Risky Business (1996) ... George
 1995 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Grandad
- Five on Finniston Farm (1995) ... Grandad
 1994 Casualty (TV Series)
Archie Farrell
- Under the Weather (1994) ... Archie Farrell
 1994 Birds of a Feather (TV Series)
Ernie
- Still Waters Run Deep (1994) ... Ernie
 1994 Paris (TV Series)
Hugo
- L'insanité (1994) ... Hugo
- La solitude (1994) ... Hugo
- Les musiciens (1994) ... Hugo
- Les gimmiques (1994) ... Hugo
- Le critique (1994) ... Hugo
 1994 Love on a Branch Line (TV Mini-Series)
Chitty Buckthorn
- Ain't She Sweet (1994) ... Chitty Buckthorn
- I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (1994) ... Chitty Buckthorn
 1992-1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Bill / Stallholder
- Dirtysomething (1994) ... Bill
- Memento Mori (1992) ... Stallholder
 1994 Anna Lee (TV Series)
Alastair Draper
- Dupe (1994) ... Alastair Draper
 1993 The Magician (TV Movie)
Leonard Cox
 1993 Health and Efficiency (TV Series)
Jock
- But He Never Said He Loved Me (1993) ... Jock
 1993 KYTV (TV Series)
Warty Man
- The Making of David Chizzlenut (1993) ... Warty Man
 1993 In Suspicious Circumstances (TV Series)
Methodist minister
- Candle in the Window (1993) ... Methodist minister
 1992 The Pall Bearer's Revue (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1992)
 1991 Gone to the Dogs (TV Mini-Series)
Stretch
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Stretch
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Stretch
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Stretch
 1991 Never the Twain (TV Series)
Tramp
- The First of the Queue (1991) ... Tramp
 1988-1991 The Bill (TV Series)
Joe Horscroft / Wally / Old Man
- Saints and Martyrs (1991) ... Joe Horscroft
- Woman in Brown (1989) ... Wally
- Hold Fire (1988) ... Old Man
 1991 Smack and Thistle (TV Movie)
Waggy
 1990 Alas Smith & Jones (TV Series)
- Episode #6.4 (1990)
 1990 Hale and Pace (TV Series)
- Episode #3.3 (1990)
- Episode #3.2 (1990)
 1990 Chancer (TV Series)
Rashers
- Sanctuary (1990) ... Rashers
 1990 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
George
- The Valley of Fear (1990) ... George
 1989 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Roland Strong
- Blood and Water (1989) ... Roland Strong
 1989 Howards' Way (TV Series)
Jimmy Wilde
- Episode #5.3 (1989) ... Jimmy Wilde
- Episode #5.2 (1989) ... Jimmy Wilde
 1989 Somewhere to Run (TV Movie)
Neighbour
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Card Trick Beggar
- Monster Telethon (1989) ... Card Trick Beggar
 1989 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series)
Dirty Barry
- Danger UXD (1989) ... Dirty Barry
 1988 The Storyteller (TV Series)
Card Trick Beggar
- The Soldier and Death (1988) ... Card Trick Beggar
 1988 King & Castle (TV Series)
Old Man Norley
- Kicks (1988) ... Old Man Norley
 1988 News at Twelve (TV Series)
Uncle Norm Doyle
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Uncle Norm Doyle
 1988 London's Burning (TV Series)
Old Man at High Rise
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Old Man at High Rise
 1987 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Old Man
- 1987 Christmas Special (1987) ... Old Man
 1986 Ladies in Charge (TV Series)
Sid
- All That Glitters (1986) ... Sid
 1985 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Steeple
- With Vinegar and Brown Paper (1985) ... Steeple
 1985 Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (TV Movie)
Klaus
 1983-1984 Give us a Break (TV Series)
Bernie / Alan Clegg
- Hustle Bustle Toil and Muscle (1984) ... Bernie
- Heaven Sent (1983) ... Alan Clegg
 1984 Big Deal (TV Series)
Bootsy Wilkinson
- Fighting Chance (1984) ... Bootsy Wilkinson
 1984 Miracles Take Longer (TV Series)
Paula's client
- Episode #2.7 (1984) ... Paula's client
 1983 A Fine Romance (TV Series)
Patient
- The Dinner Party (1983) ... Patient
 1983 Sweet Sixteen (TV Series)
Furniture Foreman
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Furniture Foreman
 1966-1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Man with basket / 2nd Prisoner / Roberts
- The White Guard (1982) ... Man with basket
- The Adventures of Don Quixote (1973) ... 2nd Prisoner
 1982 Into the Labyrinth (TV Series)
Israel Hands
- Lazlo (1982) ... Israel Hands
 1982 We'll Meet Again (TV Mini-Series)
Bus Driver
- The End of the Beginning (1982) ... Bus Driver
 1982 County Hall (TV Series)
Tom
- Episode #1.9 (1982) ... Tom
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Tom
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Tom
 1981 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Hubble
- Episode One (1981) ... Mr. Hubble
 1981 Maybury (TV Series)
Jack Arnott
- Trouble at Home (1981) ... Jack Arnott
 1981 Private Schulz (TV Series)
Becker
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Becker
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Becker
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Becker
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Becker
 1981 A Spy at Evening (TV Mini-Series)
Barman
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Barman
 1980 Cream in My Coffee (TV Movie)
Boatman
 1980 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Harry Moore
- Episode #1.578 (1980) ... Harry Moore
- Episode #1.577 (1980) ... Harry Moore
- Episode #1.576 (1980) ... Harry Moore
- Episode #1.575 (1980) ... Harry Moore
 1979 Angels (TV Series)
Reg Begley
- Episode #5.31 (1979) ... Reg Begley
 1979 Shoestring (TV Series)
Taxi Driver
- The Partnership (1979) ... Taxi Driver
 1978 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Weston
 1978 Life Begins at Forty (TV Series)
Barman
- Foreign Affairs (1978) ... Barman
 1978 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Harry Harris
- Rumpole and the Learned Friends (1978) ... Harry Harris
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Tramp
- The Kitchen (1977) ... Tramp
 1971-1977 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Hoskins / Billy Bones / George Bethell
- The Stowaway (1977) ... Hoskins
- Fetch and Carry (1972) ... Billy Bones
- The Homecoming (1971) ... George Bethell
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
Len Moore
- Street Party (1977) ... Len Moore
 1976 Striker (TV Series)
Coach driver
- Episode #2.1 (1976) ... Coach driver
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
George Hollamby Druce
- The Portland Millions (1976) ... George Hollamby Druce
 1975 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Ludwig Skopinsky
- The Rag Doll (1975) ... Ludwig Skopinsky
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Joe Marsh
 1974 Miss Nightingale (TV Movie)
Cockney Soldier
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Bert Hargreaves
- Episode #1.40 (1974) ... Bert Hargreaves
- Episode #1.39 (1974) ... Bert Hargreaves
 1974 Special Branch (TV Series)
Sprague
- Jailbait (1974) ... Sprague
 1973 Crown Court (TV Series)
Jimmy Dobie
- The Age of Leo Trotsky: Part 3 (1973) ... Jimmy Dobie
 1973 The Dragon's Opponent (TV Series)
Willy
- Banishment (1973) ... Willy
 1973 Oh, Father! (TV Series)
Charlie
- A Little Law (1973) ... Charlie
 1973 The Roses of Eyam (TV Movie)
William Torre
 1963-1973 Z Cars (TV Series)
Frank Livesey / Driver / Walter Ferguson
- Mileage (1973) ... Driver
- The Senior Partner: Part 2 (1970) ... Frank Livesey
- The Senior Partner: Part 1 (1970) ... Frank Livesey
- Choose Your Partners (1963) ... Walter Ferguson
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Common Lodging House Proprietor
- Edna, the Inebriate Woman (1971) ... Common Lodging House Proprietor
 1971 Ace of Wands (TV Series)
The King
- Joker: Part 3 (1971) ... The King
- Joker: Part 2 (1971) ... The King
- Joker: Part 1 (1971) ... The King
 1971 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Amos Kellett
- Gypsy (1971) ... Amos Kellett
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Reggie
- Out (1971) ... Reggie
 1970 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Meadowes
- A Good Prospect (1970) ... Meadowes
 1966-1970 Mogul (TV Series)
Mason / Jack / Jimmy Rice / ...
- The Slick and the Dread (1970) ... Mason
- She'll Be Right Mate (1969) ... Jack
- Error of Judgement (1966) ... Jimmy Rice
- Birdstrike (1966) ... Captain
 1965-1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Lionel's father / Private First Class Jones
- The Hunting of Lionel Crane (1970) ... Lionel's father
- The Pistol (1965) ... Private First Class Jones
 1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Tramp
 1969 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Joe Philips, Site Foreman
- The Professional (1969) ... Joe Philips, Site Foreman
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
George Whetlor
- The Night People (1969) ... George Whetlor
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series)
Taxi Dispatcher
- It's Learning About the Lies That Hurts (1968) ... Taxi Dispatcher
 1968 Sexton Blake (TV Series)
Skeleton Sims
- The Invicta Ray: Part 2 - Tinker Is Dead (1968) ... Skeleton Sims
- The Invicta Ray: Part 1 - Enter Mr. Mist (1968) ... Skeleton Sims
 1967 Market in Honey Lane (TV Series)
Bert Fowler (1967)
 1963-1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Comedian / Bluey
- A World of Time (1967) ... Comedian
- Jungle Juice (1963) ... Bluey
 1966-1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Brooke / Corporal Grey
- The Tunnel of Death (1967) ... Brooke
- D for Destruction (1966) ... Corporal Grey
 1967 Gentleman Jim (TV Movie)
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
Binns
- Susanna Goes Fishing (1966) ... Binns
 1966 Quick Before They Catch Us (TV Series)
Frost
- The Tungsten Ring: Part 4 (1966) ... Frost
- The Tungsten Ring: Part 3 (1966) ... Frost
- The Tungsten Ring: Part 2 (1966) ... Frost
- The Tungsten Ring: Part 1 (1966) ... Frost
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Dowell
- The Liberators (1966) ... Dowell
 1966 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Mr. Harvester
- Episode #1.75 (1966) ... Mr. Harvester
- Episode #1.68 (1966) ... Mr. Harvester
- Episode #1.67 (1966) ... Mr. Harvester
- Episode #1.66 (1966) ... Mr. Harvester
 1965-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
1st Snatch / Blocker
- The Move After Checkmate (1966) ... 1st Snatch
- Goodbye Johnny (1965) ... Blocker
 1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Bill Finch
- The Case of the Missing Cabinet Maker (1966) ... Bill Finch
 1966 The Great British Train Robbery (TV Mini-Series)
- Zweiter Teil (1966)
 1966 Softly Softly (TV Series)
George
- The Misinformer (1966) ... George
 1963-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Lefty York / Local Inspector / Phillips
- The Street (1965) ... Lefty York
- One Good Man and True? (1965) ... Local Inspector
- Pillar to Post (1963) ... Phillips
 1965 Hereward the Wake (TV Series)
Trewint
- A Champion's Reward (1965) ... Trewint
 1965 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Porter
- Edie's Acre (1965) ... Porter
 1965 The Mind of the Enemy (TV Mini-Series)
Albert Mercer
- Process of Elimination (1965) ... Albert Mercer
- A Forcing Bid (1965) ... Albert Mercer
- The Trap (1965) ... Albert Mercer
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
On Course Bookmaker
- The Big Fix (1964) ... On Course Bookmaker (uncredited)
 1964 Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
First Soldier
- A Garden in Auteuil (1964) ... First Soldier
- The Isle of Monte Cristo (1964) ... First Soldier
 1964 Compact (TV Series)
Ernie Parkin
- Unconditional Surrender (1964) ... Ernie Parkin
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series)
Eddie / Train Guard
- The Unknown Citizen (1964) ... Eddie
- The Man Who Won the Pools (1964) ... Train Guard
 1964 Taxi! (TV Series)
Frank
- Two Little Ducks (1964) ... Frank
 1964 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mr. Funnell
- Episode #1.696 (1964) ... Mr. Funnell
 1964 Hugh and I (TV Series)
- Coal Comfort (1964)
 1963-1964 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Charlie / Mack
- A Condition of Sale (1964) ... Charlie
- No Man's Land (1963) ... Mack
 1963-1964 First Night (TV Series)
Trog / Coxswain
- Day of the Drongo (1964) ... Trog
- Sticks (1963) ... Coxswain
 1963 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Prison Officer
- End of Term (1963) ... Prison Officer
 1963 The Saint (TV Series)
Constable
- The Well Meaning Mayor (1963) ... Constable (uncredited)
 1963 Jezebel ex UK (TV Series)
Sailor
- Slow Boat to Niniveh (1963) ... Sailor
- Sea of Doubt (1963) ... Sailor
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Secretary
- There Could Be a Knighthood in It (1963) ... Secretary
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Thin man
- Will You Walk Into My Parlour (1963) ... Thin man
 1963 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
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