Brian Cant (1933–2017)

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Brian Cant was born on July 12, 1933 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Doctor Who (1963), Dixon of Dock Green (1955) and ITV Play of the Week (1955). He was married to Cherry Britton and Sylvia Mary Gibson. He died on June 19, 2017 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Doctor Who Tensa / Kert Gantry
(1965-1968)
Dixon of Dock Green Bill / Dewar / Hayward / John Pritchard
(1966-1969)
ITV Play of the Week PC Austin / Raglan
(1964-1967)
(1965)

Filmography

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 2000-2011 Doctors (TV Series)
Derek Richmond / Albert Simmonds / Arthur Seabridge
- Thanks for the Memories (2011) ... Albert Simmonds
- We'll Meet Again (2009) ... Arthur Seabridge
- Abide with Me (2000) ... Derek Richmond
- Letting Go (2000) ... Derek Richmond
 2008 Torn Up Tales (TV Movie)
Voice Over (voice)
 2005 Casualty (TV Series)
Billy Hargreaves
- Truth Will Out (2005) ... Billy Hargreaves
 2001 Jay Jay the Jet Plane (TV Series)
Narrator (UK)
- I'm Being Followed by the Moon (2001) ... Narrator (UK)
- Something Special (2001) ... Narrator (UK)
- Jay Jay's Winter Parade (2001) ... Narrator (UK)
- Snuffy's Seasons (2001) ... Narrator (UK)
- Picture Day (2001) ... Narrator (UK)
 2001 The Gentleman Thief (TV Movie)
Prof. Pinkton (uncredited)
 1998 This Morning with Richard Not Judy (TV Series)
The Organ Gang Narrator (voice)
 1994 A Feast at Midnight
Mr. Hill
 1991-1992 Playdays (TV Series)
- Wally's Jumper (1992)
 1990 Dappledown Farm (TV Series)
Brian
 1989 Ever Decreasing Circles (TV Series)
Vince
- Moving On (1989) ... Vince
 1988 Screenplay (TV Series)
Doctor
- Edvard (1988) ... Doctor
 1984 Dramarama (TV Series)
Walter Percival
- The Old Firm: Two for Starters (1984) ... Walter Percival
 1984 Aladdin and the Forty Thieves (TV Movie)
The Emperor
 1974-1981 Play Away (TV Series)
Richard Lovelace
- Episode #11.1 (1981)
- Episode #10.12 (1981)
- The Perils of Prudence (1974) ... Richard Lovelace
 1980 Bric-A-Brac (TV Series)
 1973 The Dragon's Opponent (TV Series)
Term Officer
- Rebellion (1973) ... Term Officer
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Motor enthusiast
- Bye, Bye, Mrs Bly (1972) ... Motor enthusiast
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Policeman
- Michael Regan (1971) ... Policeman
 1971 Seeing and Believing (TV Series)
Bildad
- The Trial of Job (1971) ... Bildad
 1970 The Doctors (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- Episode #1.100 (1970) ... Police Sergeant
- Episode #1.99 (1970) ... Police Sergeant
 1967-1970 Z Cars (TV Series)
Rupert Bonner / Doctor
- One Bad Apple: Part 2 (1970) ... Rupert Bonner
- One Bad Apple: Part 1 (1970) ... Rupert Bonner
- The Placer: Part 2 (1967) ... Doctor
 1970 Kate (TV Series)
Peter Spriggs
- It's So Peaceful in the Country (1970) ... Peter Spriggs
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
German Sergeant
- Fare Forward, Voyagers (1970) ... German Sergeant
 1969 Chigley (TV Series)
Narrator
- Trouble with the Crane (1969) ... Narrator (voice)
- Clay for Mr Farthing (1969) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Broken Bridge (1969) ... (voice)
- Lord Belborough's Lucky Day (1969) ... (voice)
- Binnie and Bessie (1969) ... (voice)
 1966-1969 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
John Pritchard / Hayward / Bill / ...
- The Paperhangers (1969) ... John Pritchard
- High Finance (1968) ... Hayward
- The Attack (1968) ... Bill
- Street of Fear: Part 1: The Job (1966) ... Dewar
 1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Tom Storey
- The Gun That Walked (1969) ... Tom Storey
 1965-1968 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Tensa / Kert Gantry
- The Dominators: Episode 4 (1968) ... Tensa
- The Dominators: Episode 3 (1968) ... Tensa
- The Nightmare Begins (1965) ... Kert Gantry
 1968 The Spanish Farm (TV Series)
Dr. Hequet
- Return to the Farm (1968) ... Dr. Hequet
- Paris (1968) ... Dr. Hequet
 1967 Sexton Blake (TV Series)
Police Constable
- Knave of Diamonds: Part 5 - The Red Waistcoat (1967) ... Police Constable
 1964-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
PC Austin / Raglan
- Person Unknown (1967) ... PC Austin
- The Other Man (1964) ... Raglan
 1967 Trumpton (TV Series)
Narrator
- Pigeons (1967) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Plumber (1967) ... Narrator (voice)
- Cuthbert's Morning Off (1967) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Window Cleaner (1967) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Rag and Bone Man (1967) ... Narrator (voice)
 1967 Girl in a Black Bikini (TV Series)
Det. Con. Ashwood
- Episode #1.6 (1967) ... Det. Con. Ashwood
- Episode #1.5 (1967) ... Det. Con. Ashwood
- Episode #1.4 (1967) ... Det. Con. Ashwood
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... Det. Con. Ashwood
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... Det. Con. Ashwood
 1966 Weavers Green (TV Series)
Bill Thorpe
- Episode #1.31 (1966) ... Bill Thorpe
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Newspaper Photographer (uncredited)
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
Tom
- Sunset for a Sailorman (1966) ... Tom
 1966 Death Is a Good Living (TV Mini-Series)
Doctor
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Doctor
 1966 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Retribution (1966) ... Sergeant
 1966 A Game of Murder (TV Series)
Sgt. Fuller
- Episode #1.6 (1966) ... Sgt. Fuller
 1966 Camberwick Green (TV Series)
Narrator
- Mrs Honeyman and Her Baby (1966) ... Narrator (voice)
- Mickey Murphy the Baker (1966) ... Narrator (voice)
- Mr Carraway the Fishmonger (1966) ... Narrator (voice)
- Mr Dagenham the Salesman (1966) ... Narrator (voice)
- PC McGarry (1966) ... Narrator (voice)
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Mr. Healey
- The Wesker Trilogy: Roots (1966) ... Mr. Healey
 1965 Legend of Death (TV Series)
Arnold
- The Black Return (1965) ... Arnold
- Journey Into Danger (1965) ... Arnold
 1965 The Pleasure Girls
Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1965 A Man Called Harry Brent (TV Series)
Telegrams Operator / Booth
- The Problem (1965) ... Telegrams Operator (voice, uncredited)
- The Pen (1965) ... Booth
 1965 The Airbase (TV Series)
Promote Peace Campaigner
- Peace at Any Price (1965) ... Promote Peace Campaigner
 1965 Compact (TV Series)
Sven Krog
- Heart to Heart (1965) ... Sven Krog
 1965 Play School (TV Series)
Window Cleaner
- Play School Pantomime (1965) ... Window Cleaner
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Bailey
- Death in Ecstacy (1964) ... Det. Sgt. Bailey
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Barnes
- Play on Letters (1964) ... Det. Sgt. Barnes
 1963-1964 Crane (TV Series)
Man / Kramm
- Dead Reckoning (1964) ... Man
- Three Days to Die (1963) ... Kramm
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Special Branch Man
- All That Jazz (1963) ... Special Branch Man
 1962 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
Police Constable
- The Rescue (1962) ... Police Constable
 1961 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Corporal
- The Garrison (1961) ... Corporal
 1960 The Secret Kingdom (TV Mini-Series)
3rd Miner
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... 3rd Miner
 1960 The Long Way Home (TV Series)
1st P.O.W.
- The Tunnel (1960) ... 1st P.O.W.
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Show Show Self (22 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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His mother's father was a roller-skater on the halls. He used to go round the music halls doing his skating act on a tiny little portable rink. See more »

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