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Renowned British classical stage star Tony Britton was born in Birmingham, England, the son of Edward Leslie and Doris (Jones) Britton in 1924. He took his first professional curtain call at age 18 in "Quiet Weekend" with a company in Weston-Super-Mare just before joining the Army in November of 1942. Serving with the Royal Artillery for 4 1/2 ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Day of the Jackal Inspector Thomas
(1973)
The Nearly Man Christopher Collinson
(1975)
Sunday Bloody Sunday Mr. Harding
(1971)
Melissa Guy Foster
(1964)

Filmography

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 2012 Run for Your Wife
Man on Bus
 2000-2009 Holby City (TV Series)
Richard Fortis / John Wooldridge
- The Blind Side (2009) ... Richard Fortis
- The Real Thing (2000) ... John Wooldridge
 2006 The Royal (TV Series)
George Guthrie
- Thinking Too Hard (2006) ... George Guthrie
 2001-2005 Doctors (TV Series)
Bert Woodson / Dr. David Briggs
- Last Words (2005) ... Bert Woodson
- Caring for Mary (2001) ... Dr. David Briggs
 2004 My Dad's the Prime Minister (TV Series)
Packer's Dad
- Powerless (2004) ... Packer's Dad
 2001 The Way We Live Now (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Alfred Grendall
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Lord Alfred Grendall
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Lord Alfred Grendall
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Lord Alfred Grendall
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Lord Alfred Grendall
 1992 Don't Tell Father (TV Series)
Vivian Bancroft
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Vivian Bancroft
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Vivian Bancroft
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Vivian Bancroft
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Vivian Bancroft
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Vivian Bancroft
 1983-1990 Don't Wait Up (TV Series)
Dr. Toby Latimer
- Episode #6.6 (1990) ... Dr. Toby Latimer
- Episode #6.5 (1990) ... Dr. Toby Latimer
- Episode #6.4 (1990) ... Dr. Toby Latimer
- Episode #6.3 (1990) ... Dr. Toby Latimer
- Episode #6.2 (1990) ... Dr. Toby Latimer
 1989 Countdown to War (TV Movie)
Sir Nevile Henderson
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Lord Boscastle
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Lord Boscastle
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Lord Boscastle
 1977-1981 Robin's Nest (TV Series)
James Nicholls / James nicholls
- The Headhunters of S.W.6 (1981) ... James Nicholls
- Wish You Weren't Here (1981) ... James Nicholls
- Anniversary Waltz (1981) ... James Nicholls
- When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1981) ... James Nicholls
- No Smoke Without Fire (1981) ... James Nicholls
 1979 Agatha
William Collins
 1978 Scorpion Tales (TV Series)
Sir Wilfred Grafton
- The Ghost in the Pale Blue Dress (1978) ... Sir Wilfred Grafton
 1977 The People That Time Forgot
Captain Lawton
 1977 Three Piece Suite (TV Series)
He (segment "Public Lives")
- Bitter Suite/Entrance Fee/Public Lives (1977) ... He (segment "Public Lives")
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Lord Thornaby
- The Gold Cup (1977) ... Lord Thornaby
 1976 Dame of Sark (TV Movie)
Count von Schmetteau
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Freddie
- Buffet (1976) ... Freddie
 1975 The Nearly Man (TV Series)
Christopher Collinson
- Options (1975) ... Christopher Collinson
- Casualties: August 1975 (1975) ... Christopher Collinson
- Confrontation: July 1975 (1975) ... Christopher Collinson
- Re-Shuffle: June 1975 (1975) ... Christopher Collinson
- Millie: May 1975 (1975) ... Christopher Collinson
 1975 And Mother Makes Five (TV Series)
Joss Spencer
- Art for Art's Sake (1975) ... Joss Spencer
- Legs Eleven (1975) ... Joss Spencer
- The Mating Test (1975) ... Joss Spencer
- Friends and Neighbours (1975) ... Joss Spencer
 1974 The Nearly Man (TV Movie)
Christopher Tomlinson
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Charles Maxwell-Brody
- Episode #1.64 (1974) ... Charles Maxwell-Brody
- Episode #1.63 (1974) ... Charles Maxwell-Brody
 1973 Night Watch
Tony
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Morichet
- A-Hunting We Will Go (1973) ... Morichet
 1973 The Day of the Jackal
Inspector Thomas
 1972-1973 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Bill Mossman
- Pop Around the Clock (1973) ... Bill Mossman
- Home and away (1973) ... Bill Mossman
- Father of the Bride (1972) ... Bill Mossman
- The Opposite Six (1972) ... Bill Mossman
- The Cardboard Casanova (1972) ... Bill Mossman
 1971 Cry of the Penguins
George Dewport
 1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Mr. Harding
 1970 Kate (TV Series)
John Sanderson
- It's So Peaceful in the Country (1970) ... John Sanderson
 1969 The Root of All Evil? (TV Series)
Chris
- Floating Man (1969) ... Chris
 1969 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Sir Douglas
- The Fifty-First State (1969) ... Sir Douglas
 1969 Special Branch (TV Series)
Clive Bradbury
- Reliable Sources (1969) ... Clive Bradbury
 1968-1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Robert / Charles Muspratt
- Remember the Germans (1969) ... Robert
- Horizontal Hold (1968) ... Charles Muspratt
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
George
- A Serpent in Putney (1969) ... George
 1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Jonathan Roper
- The Organisation Man (1968) ... Jonathan Roper
 1958-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Richard Fothergill / Richard / Algernon Moncrieff
- Valentina (1964) ... Richard
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1958) ... Algernon Moncrieff
 1964 Miss Adventure (TV Series)
Rodney Stephens
- The Velvet Touch: Part 4 (1964) ... Rodney Stephens
- The Velvet Touch: Part 1 (1964) ... Rodney Stephens
 1964 Melissa (TV Mini-Series)
Guy Foster
- Part 6 (1964) ... Guy Foster
- Part 5 (1964) ... Guy Foster
- Part 4 (1964) ... Guy Foster
- Part 3 (1964) ... Guy Foster
- Part 2 (1964) ... Guy Foster
 1961-1963 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Simon Bates / Major George Brooke
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 3 (1963) ... Simon Bates
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 2 (1963) ... Simon Bates
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963) ... Simon Bates
- The Horsemasters: Tally Ho (1961) ... Major George Brooke
- The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart (1961) ... Major George Brooke
 1963 Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
Simon Bates
 1963 Love Story (TV Series)
Tom
- Love in a Small Town (1963) ... Tom
 1963 Moonstrike (TV Series)
David
- The Factory (1963) ... David
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Massingham
- The Man Who Would Not Play Cards (1963) ... Massingham
 1962 Stork Talk
Dr. Paul Vernon
 1962 The Break
Greg Parker
 1960-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Col. Richard Saunderson / George Henderson / Antonio Perez, Secretary of State / ...
- Up a Gum Tree (1962) ... Col. Richard Saunderson
- Affair of State (1961) ... George Henderson
- That Lady (1961) ... Antonio Perez, Secretary of State
- Summer Theatre: A Dream of Treason (1960) ... Martin Lambert
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Justice (1960) ... Hector Frome, Counsel for the Defence
 1962 The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Roger Stanton
- The Mulberry Accelerator (1962) ... Det. Insp. Roger Stanton
- All in the Family (1962) ... Det. Insp. Roger Stanton
- Two Into One (1962) ... Det. Insp. Roger Stanton
- ... Now You Don't (1962) ... Det. Insp. Roger Stanton
- Now You See Him... (1962) ... Det. Insp. Roger Stanton
 1961 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Edward Whiteley
- The Private Lives of Edward Whiteley (1961) ... Edward Whiteley
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Michael Fuller
- The Truth About Helen (1961) ... Michael Fuller
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Robby McLean
- The Island (1961) ... Robby McLean
 1960 The Risk
Dr. Robert Marriott
 1960 Den sidste vinter
Stephen Burton
 1959 A Question of Time (TV Movie)
The Young Man
 1959 Portrait of a Sinner
Mike Thompson
 1959 The Heart of a Man
Tony Carlisle
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Surface
- The School for Scandal (1959) ... Charles Surface
 1959 Operation Amsterdam
Major Dillon
 1952-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Viscount Goring / Lord Robert Dudley, later Earl of Leicester / Gerald Coates / ...
- An Ideal Husband (1958) ... Viscount Goring
- Till Time Shall End (1958) ... Lord Robert Dudley, later Earl of Leicester
- Grand National Night (1958) ... Gerald Coates
- The Calendar (1957) ... Garry Anson
- The Lass of Richmond Hill (1957) ... HRH George, Prince of Wales
 1958 Behind the Mask
Philip Selwood
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
George Shilling
- And No Birds Sing (1958) ... George Shilling
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Hector Hushabye
- Heartbreak House (1958) ... Hector Hushabye
 1958 The World Our Stage (TV Series)
Actor (The Decoration)
- Episode #1.1 (1958) ... Actor (The Decoration)
 1957 The Birthday Present
Simon Scott
 1956 The Other Man (TV Series)
David Henderson
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... David Henderson
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... David Henderson
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... David Henderson
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... David Henderson
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... David Henderson
 1956 Loser Takes All
Tony
 1956 The Great Little Tilley (TV Movie)
Walter de Frece
 1955 The Man Who Stroked Cats (TV Short)
Tom Meredith
 1955 The Romantic Young Lady (TV Movie)
The Apparition (The Author)
 1954 Sacrifice to the Wind (TV Movie)
A soldier
 1954 The Dashing White Sergeant (TV Movie)
Andrew Fleming
 1952 1066 and All That (TV Movie)
The Compere
 1952 Another Language (TV Movie)
Peter Hallam
 1952 Back to Methuselah (TV Series)
Acis
- As Far as Thought Can Reach (1952) ... Acis
 1952 Brighthaven Express
Draycott
 1950 Cage of Gold
Nicky (uncredited)
 1950 Waterfront Women
Deck-hand (uncredited)
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He acted in Nicholas Stuart Gray's plays, "Beauty and the Beast," and "The Princess and the Swineherd," at the Mercury Theatre in London, England with Carol Marsh, Marianne Hamilton, Diane Cilento, Zoe Randall, Ruth Atkinson, Julie Somers, Nicholas Gray, Cecil Trouncer, Jange Griffiths, Shaun O'Riordan, Rosemary Wallace, ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

The only thing I ever wanted to do was be an actor, from when I was old enough to think.

Trivia:

He performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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