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Born in Nyasaland [now Malawi]
Died in London, England, UK
Birth NameJohn Keith Patrick Allen
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Patrick Allen was born on March 17, 1927 in Nyasaland as John Keith Patrick Allen. He was an actor, known for Dial M for Murder (1954), Glencannon (1959) and Masterpiece Theatre: Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy (1986). He was married to Sarah Lawson. He died on July 28, 2006 in London, England.

Spouse (1)

Sarah Lawson (1960 - 28 July 2006) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (11)

Probably more famous for his distinguished voice which has narrated many television adverts and films for over 30 years.
His voice is featured on the smash hit single, "Two Tribes", by the group, Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Provided the voiceovers for the British Government's "Protect and Survive" series of information films in the mid 70s. These were produced to inform the public on how to prepare for nuclear war.
Performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
For 14 years he was the compère of Advent in Knightsbridge, a carol concert in West London.
He and actress wife Sarah Lawson had two sons.
His favorite hobby was fishing.
Broadcasting work with university radio led to a regular job with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and, subsequently, acting in small parts in Hollywood. Returned to Britain in the late 1950's, joining the Shakespeare Memorial Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Busy, square-jawed character actor of stalwart types, frequently military men, on British television and in occasional films. Star of BBC radio series 'Inspector West' (1967-71). Remained continuously in demand as a radio actor and narrator.
The son of a tobacco farmer, he was evacuated to Canada due to the Second World War and remained there to complete his education. Initially studied medicine at McGill University.
Considered for the roles of Dr. Bukovsky, Dr. Armstrong and Sir Percy Heseltine in Lifeforce (1985).
He dubbed the voice of Guido Mannari in the English-language version of Caligula (1979).

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