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William Rushton (1937–1996)

William Rushton was born on August 18, 1937 in Chelsea, London, England as William George Rushton. He was an actor and writer, known for Nothing But the Best (1964), Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes (1965) and The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968). He was married to Arlene Dorgan. ... See full bio »

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(age 59) in London, England, UK

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 1997 The Treacle People (TV Series)
Father Christmas
- Sticky Christmas (1997) ... Father Christmas
 1996 Jack and Jeremy's Real Lives (TV Series)
Flight Lieutenant
- Paranormal Researchers (1996) ... Flight Lieutenant
 1996 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Astronomer
- Unidentified Funny Object (1996) ... Astronomer (voice, as Willie Rushton)
 1995 One for the Road (TV Series)
Joe
- My Uncle Monty (1995) ... Joe (as Willy Rushton)
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Series short)
Toby Belch
- Twelfth Night (1992) ... Toby Belch (voice)
 1992 Captain Zed and the Zee Zone (TV Series)
King Bee
- Farewell My Bully (1992) ... (voice)
- Look Who's Dreaming (1992) ... (voice)
- Loch Ness Nightmare ... (voice)
- Computer Chaos ... (voice)
- Mind over Mutter ... (voice)
 1990 Winnie the Pooh (Video)
Narrator (as William George Rushton)
 1989 Muzzy Comes Back (TV Series)
The King (voice)
 1988 Consuming Passions
Big Teddy
 1986-1987 Tickle on the Tum (TV Series)
Tommy Tidy
- The Great Bin Race (1987) ... Tommy Tidy (as Willie Rushton)
- The Sink Dustcart (1986) ... Tommy Tidy (as Willie Rushton)
 1986 Muzzy in Gondoland (TV Series)
The King / Stomachache Patient / Computer
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... The King (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... The King (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... The King / Stomachache Patient (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Computer (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... The King (voice, uncredited)
 1985 Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
the Ghost of Christmas Present
 1982-1985 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #3.8 (1985) ... Various
- Episode #3.7 (1985) ... Various
- Episode #3.5 (1985) ... Various
- Episode #2.9 (1983) ... Various
- Episode #2.3 (1983) ... Various
 1973-1985 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller / British Ambassador to Flüt
- The Magic Pudding: The Fifth Slice (1985) ... Storyteller
- The Magic Pudding: The Fourth Slice (1985) ... Storyteller
- The Magic Pudding: The Third Slice (1985) ... Storyteller
- The Magic Pudding: The Second Slice (1985) ... Storyteller
- The Magic Pudding: The First Slice (1985) ... Storyteller
 1984 The Trap Door (TV Series)
Narrator / Berk / Boni / ...
- Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite (1984) ... Narrator / Berk / Boni / ... (voice, as Willie Rushton)
- The Thingy (1984) ... Narrator / Berk / Boni / ... (voice, as Willie Rushton)
- Lurkings (1984) ... Narrator / Berk / Boni / ... (voice, as Willie Rushton)
- Gourmet's Delight (1984) ... Narrator / Berk / Boni / ... (voice, as Willie Rushton)
- Ghoulies (1984) ... Narrator / Berk / Boni / ... (voice, as Willie Rushton)
 1982 The Magic Shop (Short)
 1980 Santa's Pocket Watch (Short)
Narrator (voice, as Willy Rushton)
 1980 Rushton's Illustrated (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1980)
- Episode #1.4 (1980)
- Episode #1.3 (1980)
- Episode #1.2 (1980)
- Episode #1.1 (1980)
 1978 The Beard (Short) (voice)
 1977 Dawson and Friends (TV Series)
Kaiser
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Kaiser
 1976 The Chiffy Kids (TV Series)
Councillor Eldridge
- Decorators Limited (1976) ... Councillor Eldridge
 1976 When Santa Rode the Prairie (TV Movie)
Santa
 1976 Keep It Up Downstairs
Snotty Shuttleworth
 1974 Alice in Label Land (Short) (voice)
 1974 Colditz (TV Series)
Major Trumpington
- The Guests (1974) ... Major Trumpington
 1973 Is This a Record? (Short)
 1973 The Cobblers of Umbridge (TV Movie)
Walter Tumbril
 1972-1973 Grubstreet (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Various Characters
 1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Watson
 1972 The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
Passenger on Plane
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Lance
- A Death in the Family (1972) ... Lance
 1971 Private Eye TV (TV Movie)
 1971 Flight of the Doves
Tobias Cromwell
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Plautus
- The Love Potion (1970) ... Plautus
- Spartacus (1970) ... Plautus
- The Actors (1970) ... Plautus
- Britannicus (1970) ... Plautus
- The Senator and the Asp (1970) ... Plautus
 1970 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (1970)
- Episode #3.2 (1970)
 1969 12 + 1
Lionel Bennet
 1969 World in Ferment (TV Series)
Guest Magistrate
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... Guest Magistrate
 1969 The Best House in London
Sylvester Wall
 1969 Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies
John O'Groats Official
 1969 The Ugliest Girl in Town (TV Series)
Raul Plimpton
- A Little Advice Goes a Long Away (1969) ... Raul Plimpton
 1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
Dylan's assistant
 1967 The Mini-Mob
Chancellor of the Exchequer
 1965 The Flying Alberts (Short)
 1964 Scene Nun, Take One (Short)
 1964 Nothing But the Best
Gerry
 1964 It's All Over Town
Fat Friend
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Was presenter on a video documentary chronicling the history of cigar adverts for Hamlet cigars. See more »

Alternate Names:

Wilie Rushton | William George Rushton | Willie Rushton | Willy Rushton

Spouse:

Arlene Dorgan  (his death)  (3 children)
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Prior to entering show business he was an articled clerk in a solicitor's office. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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