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Toke Townley (1912–1984)

Toke Townley was born on November 6, 1912 in Margaret Roding, Essex, England. He was an actor, known for Emmerdale (1972), The Chalk Garden (1964) and Scars of Dracula (1970). He died on September 28, 1984 in Leeds, England. See full bio »

Died:

(age 71) in Leeds, England, UK

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Filmography

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 1980 The Good Companions (TV Series)
Cart Driver
- In Which We Meet the Company (1980) ... Cart Driver
 1972 Sez Les (TV Series)
- Episode #5.3 (1972)
 1972 Albert! (TV Series)
Horace
- Ghost Story (1972) ... Horace
 1972 Clouds of Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Tim Watchett
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... Tim Watchett
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Lost property assistant
- The Case of Laker, Absconded (1971) ... Lost property assistant
 1971 The Flaxton Boys (TV Series)
Henry Selby
- 1928: Down a Long Black Hole (1971) ... Henry Selby
- 1928: The Lady in White (1971) ... Henry Selby
- 1928: The Ghost Catchers (1971) ... Henry Selby
 1963-1971 Z Cars (TV Series)
Tyldesley / Pringle / Charlie Thorpe / ...
- Penny Wise (1971) ... Tyldesley
- Should Auld Acquaintance: Part 2 (1968) ... Pringle
- You Pays Your Money... (1964) ... Charlie Thorpe
- First Class Citizen (1964) ... Eli Mosscrop
- All Up by Seven (1963) ... Arnold Hibbert
 1971 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Leticia's Father
- Episode #1.4 (1971) ... Leticia's Father
 1970 Scars of Dracula
Elderly Waggoner
 1970 For the Love of Ada (TV Series)
Man in Cemetery
- The Widower (1970) ... Man in Cemetery
 1969 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Perkins
- Try Loving (1969) ... Perkins
 1969 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Father
- Fowler's Day (1969) ... Father
 1969 Not in Front of the Children (TV Series)
Removal Man
- Pastures New (1969) ... Removal Man
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
George Parsons
- The Shift That Never Was (1969) ... George Parsons
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Mr. Phillips
- The Last Train through Harecastle Tunnel (1969) ... Mr. Phillips
 1963-1969 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Hospital Cleaner / Ron Chadwick
- Copper's Luck (1969) ... Hospital Cleaner
- Unwelcome Stranger (1963) ... Ron Chadwick
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Pierce
 1969 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Martin
- Target Generation (1969) ... Martin
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Peanut Vendor
- To Trap a Rat (1968) ... Peanut Vendor
 1962-1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Bill
- A Second Look (1968) ... Bill
- The Big Ride (1962)
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Ticket Collector
- Has Everyone Heard of Juliet? (1967) ... Ticket Collector
 1967 Honey Lane (TV Series)
Alf Gershon (1967)
 1967 The Rat Catchers (TV Series)
Shebenen
- Retribution Amsterdam (1967) ... Shebenen
 1966 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Bit Part
- The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 1 (1966) ... Bit Part (uncredited)
 1960-1966 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
McMichael / Old lag / Tiny Evans / ...
- Sing Me the Old Song (1966) ... McMichael
- Statement to the Press (1963) ... Old lag
- With Intent to Kill (1961) ... Tiny Evans
- Three Small Bones (1960) ... Professor Dagleish
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Lionel Amble
- The Long House (1965) ... Lionel Amble
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series)
Phillips
- Power (1964) ... Phillips
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Harry Moon
- The Case of the Killer's Mark (1964) ... Harry Moon
 1964 Taxi! (TV Series)
Bert Stoker
- Get Me to the Church (1964) ... Bert Stoker
 1964 The Chalk Garden
Shop Clerk
 1961-1964 The Avengers (TV Series)
Joseph Gourlay / Bernard Bourg
- The White Elephant (1964) ... Joseph Gourlay
- One for the Mortuary (1961) ... Bernard Bourg
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Clerk of Works (uncredited)
 1963 Bud (TV Series)
Burrows
 1963 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Johnny Mac
- The Saga of Johnny Mac (1963) ... Johnny Mac
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Mr. Whedon
- The Big Time (1963) ... Mr. Whedon
 1962 The Fast Lady
Angry Motorist
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Mr. Searle
- Dackson's Wharf (1962) ... Mr. Searle
 1962 Parbottle Speaking (TV Movie)
Horatio Parbottle
 1962 Damn the Defiant!
Silly Billy
 1960-1961 Maigret (TV Series)
 1961 The Seven Faces of Jim (TV Series)
Father Micklethwaite
- The Face of Power (1961) ... Father Micklethwaite
 1961 A Chance of Thunder (TV Series)
Frank White
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Frank White
 1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1961 The Men from Room 13 (TV Series)
Lennie
- The Man Who Made Money: Part 2 (1961) ... Lennie
- The Man Who Made Money: Part 1 (1961) ... Lennie
 1961 The Missing Note
Mr. Parker
 1960 The World of Suzie Wong
Waiter (uncredited)
 1960 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Stukely
- Theatre 60:The Devil Makes Sunday (1960) ... Stukely
 1960 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Leonard Topey
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... Leonard Topey
 1960 David and Broccoli (TV Movie)
Boilerman
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Seers
- National Treasure (1959) ... Seers
 1959 Libel
Associate
 1959 A Mask for Alexis (TV Series)
Paul Weeks
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Paul Weeks
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Mr. Sadler
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Mr. Sadler
 1959 Cards with Uncle Tom (TV Movie)
Jack Marsh
 1959 Look Back in Anger
Spectacled Man
 1958 A Cry from the Streets
Mr. Daniels
 1958 Law and Disorder
Sidney Rumpthorne
 1958 Innocent Sinners
Bates (uncredited)
 1958 The Black Arrow (TV Series)
John Condall
- The Arrow Strikes (1958) ... John Condall
 1957 All at Sea
Timmins
 1957 Paradise Lagoon
Lovegrove
 1957 The Ship Was Loaded
Steward
 1956 Three Men in a Boat
Meek Man (Maze)
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Albert Ward
- The Man in the Dock (1956) ... Albert Ward
 1956 The Black Brigand (TV Series)
Thynne
- Too Many Cooks (1956) ... Thynne
- An Ass, in Girl's Clothing (1956) ... Thynne
- The Burning Mountain (1956) ... Thynne
- Gunpowder (1956) ... Thynne
- Trap for a Grandee (1956) ... Thynne
 1956 Now and Forever
Garage Hand (uncredited)
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Jimmy
- Adeline Girard (1955) ... Jimmy
 1955 Take It Away (TV Movie)
Tich Dignity
 1955 Navy Heroes
Pub Barman (uncredited)
 1955 The Little Round House (TV Series)
Mr. Papingay
 1955 The Quatermass Xperiment
The Chemist (uncredited)
 1955 John and Julie
Booking Clerk
 1955 Doctor at Sea
Jenkins
 1955 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Popes
- Against the Evidence (1955) ... Popes
 1951-1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
The old man / Papá Juan / Grumio / ...
- Dear Brutus (1951) ... Lob
 1954 Game of Danger
Jimmy Knuckle
 1954 The Runaway Bus
Henry Waterman
 1954 Fast and Loose
Alfred
 1954 Man with a Million
Revivalist (uncredited)
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer
Trumpet Player
 1953 Innocents in Paris
Airport Porter (uncredited)
 1953 Turn the Key Softly
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1953 The Slasher
Mr. 'Smith' (uncredited)
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series)
Sigaev
- Curtain Down (1953) ... Sigaev
 1953 The Broken Horseshoe
Fred Barker
 1952 My Wife's Lodger
Soldier
 1952 Tonight at 8:30
Stage Manager - Red Peppers
 1952 Time, Gentlemen, Please!
Potman
 1952 Treasure Hunt
William Burke
 1951 Bikini Baby
Lucille's husband
 1951 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Androcles
 1951 Treasure Island (TV Series)
Ben Gunn
- Going Ashore (1951) ... Ben Gunn
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in John Osborne and Anthony Creighton's play, "Epitaph for George Dillon," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Robert Stephens, Wendy Craig, Yvonne Mitchell, Alison Legatt, Avril Elgar, Philip Locke, and Nigel Davenport in the cast. William Gaskill was director. See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Familiar British character actor who after laboring for over twenty years in minor roles in many films and TV programmes achieved his greatest fame playing Sam Pearson in the Yorkshire-based soap opera 'Emmerdale Farm',a role he played for over 10 years until his death. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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