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Born in Perth, Scotland, UK
Died in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England, UK  (emphysema)
Birth NameWilliam Simpson Fraser

Mini Bio (1)

Bill Fraser was born on June 5, 1908 in Perth, Scotland as William Simpson Fraser. He was an actor, known for Eye of the Needle (1981), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ (1985) and Little Dorrit (1987). He was married to Pamela Cundell. He died on September 5, 1987 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England.

Spouse (1)

Pamela Cundell (1981 - 5 September 1987) ( his death)

Trivia (4)

Worked as a bank clerk before turning to acting.
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1987 (1986 season) Best Comedy Performance for "When We Are Married".
Gave Peter Cushing his first professional stage job.
At the age of twenty ran his own repertory company at Worthing. Acted on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the British National Theatre, having made his debut at the West End in 1939. Served with the RAF during World War II. In later years, toured Australia and appeared at the Canadian George Bernard Shaw Festival. Film roles small, but popular on television in shows like Bootsie and Snudge (1960) and Rumpole of the Bailey (1978).

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