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Bill Pertwee (1926–2013)

Bill Pertwee was born on July 21, 1926 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England as William Desmond Anthony Pertwee. He was an actor and writer, known for Dad's Army (1968), Dad's Army (1971) and Two in Clover (1969). He was married to Marion Pertwee. He died on May 27, 2013 in Truro, Cornwall, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Dad's Army
Dad's Army Chief Warden Hodges
Dad's Army
Dad's Army Hodges
Two in Clover
Two in Clover Policeman
Chance in a Million
Chance in a Million Sergeant Gough / Police Sergeant


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 2012 Run for Your Wife
1stMan getting off bus
 1994 Woof! (TV Series)
 1988-1993 You Rang, M'Lord? (TV Series)
P.C. Wilson
 1990 Fred the Steam Fugitive (TV Short)
Mr Jenkins
 1987 Edward and Friends (TV Series)
 1984-1986 Chance in a Million (TV Series)
Sergeant Gough / Police Sergeant
 1986 Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series)
Angry Camper
 1984 See How They Run (TV Movie)
Sergeant Towers
 1982 Tom, Dick and Harriet (TV Series)
 1981 It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV Series)
Demob Centre Supervisor
 1979-1980 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Lorry Driver / M.C
 1980 The Dick Emery Hour (TV Movie)
Park Official
 1978-1980 Bernie (TV Series)
 1979 The Dawson Watch (TV Series)
 1978 What's Up Nurse!
Flash Harry Harrison
 1978 What's Up Superdoc!
 1968-1977 Dad's Army (TV Series)
Chief Warden Hodges
 1975-1977 Larry Grayson (TV Series)
Drunken Cowboy / Shopkeeper / Tax Inspector / ...
 1975 Confessions of a Pop Performer
Husband with Javelin
 1974 Man About the House
 1973-1974 Frost's Weekly (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1973 Billy Liar (TV Series)
 1973 Sykes (TV Series)
 1973 Carry on Girls
Fire Chief
 1973 Love Thy Neighbour
 1973 Look, Mike Yarwood! (TV Series)
 1973 The Gordon Peters Show (TV Series)
 1972-1973 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
 1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
 1973 The Death Wheelers
 1969-1972 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
Chief Warden Hodges - Dad's Army segment
 1972 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Police Inspector
 1972 Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series)
The Policeman
 1971 Carry on at Your Convenience
Manager of Whippit Inn (scenes deleted)
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
Cockney Man (segment "Lust")
 1971 Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series)
 1971 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Mr. Duffy
 1971 Bless This House (TV Series)
Mr. Crawford
 1971 Dad's Army
 1970 Carry on Loving
 1970 Oh in Colour (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1970 Cribbins (TV Series)
 1969-1970 Two in Clover (TV Series)
 1969 The World of Beachcomber (TV Series)
 1969 The Jimmy Logan Show (TV Series)
 1967 Beggar My Neighbour (TV Series)
Police Constable
 1966 Hugh and I (TV Series)
 1958 Dick Whittington and His Cat (TV Movie)
King Rat
 1954 Fast and Loose (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Autobiography: Funny Way to Make a Living, Sunburst Books, London, October 1996, ISBN 1857782682 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Pertwee MBE


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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Personal Quote:

Things began to disintegrate in the later 1950s. It was when we stopped communicating with each other. The wealth roller-coaster of the 1980s made it worse. It's a great country, but we've lost our way a bit. See more »


He met his wife Marion in 1955 when they both appeared in a variety show in Norfolk. They married later that same year. See more »

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