Death Place Matching "Dorset, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
English writer, scholar and philologist, Tolkien's father was a bank manager in South Africa. Shortly before his father died (1896) his mother took him and his younger brother to his father's native village of Sarehole, near Birmingham, England. The landscapes and Nordic mythology of the Midlands ...
Actor | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
With his bald head, firm jawline and bristling moustache, Lionel Jeffries played a nice line of English eccentrics. This belied his RADA training. Following military service in WWII, he played his major roles - everything from Grandpa Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) to the Marquis of ...
Actor | Only Fools and Horses....
Buster Merryfield was born on November 27, 1920 in Battersea, London, England as Harry Merryfield. He was an actor, known for Only Fools and Horses (1981), The Citadel (1983) and Shroud for a Nightingale (1984). He was married to Iris M Mountford. He died on June 23, 1999 in Poole, Dorset, England.
Actor | Come September
The British actor Ronald Howard was born in Norwood, London, England, in 1918. He and his younger sister Leslie Ruth Howard were raised by their mother Ruth Evelyn Martin and their father, the renowned actor Leslie Howard. After college, Howard became a newspaper reporter for a while but decided to...
Actress | Buffalo Bill Rides Again
Jennifer, born Elizabeth Marshall, was the daughter of film star Jack Holt and Margaret Wood Holt; she had an older half-sister from her mothers' previous marriage, named Imogene and a brother, Charles John Holt III, nicknamed Tim Holt. She would later change her name to Jennifer for professional ...
Actress | EverAfter
Kate Lansbury trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama from 1958 to 1961. A very talented character actress, she excelled in the final year production of "Under Milk Wood". After leaving the Central School she went on tour with Rex Harrison and then pursued a career in both the theatre and...
10. Oswald Morris
Cinematographer | Fiddler on the Roof
Oscar-winning cinematography Oswald Morris was one of the most outstanding directors of photography of the 20th Century, making his reputation by expanding the parameters of color cinematography. Born in November 1915 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England, a month short of his 17th birthday, he became ...
12. T.E. Lawrence
Writer | Lawrence of Arabia
T.E. Lawrence was born on August 16, 1888 in Tremadoc, Caernarvonshire, Wales as Thomas Edward Lawrence. He was a writer, known for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), With Lawrence in Arabia (1927) and T. E. Lawrence 1888-1935 (1962). He died on May 19, 1935 in Clouds Hill, Dorset, England.
13. Gerry Rafferty
Soundtrack | 50/50
Singer/songwriter Gerry Rafferty was born on April 16, 1947 in Paisley, Scotland. He was the third son of Irish miner and lorry driver Joseph Rafferty and Rafferty's Scottish wife Mary Skeffington. His abusive alcoholic father died when Gerry was only sixteen. Rafferty grew up in a council house on...
14. Thomas Hardy
Writer | Far from the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840 in Upper Bockhampton, Dorset, England. He was a writer, known for Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), Tess (1979) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1967). He was married to Florence Emily Dugdale and Emma Lavinia Gifford. He died on January 11, 1928 in Dorchester,...
17. Keith Floyd
Writer | Floyd on Fish
Keith Floyd was born on December 28, 1943 in Wellington, Somerset, England. He was a writer and producer, known for Floyd on Fish (1985), Floyd on Food (1986) and Floyd on Africa (1996). He was married to Theresa Mary Smith, Shaunagh Floyd, Julie Hatcher and Jesmond Ruttledge. He died on September ...
18. John Fowles
Writer | The French Lieutenant's Woman
John Fowles was born on March 31, 1926 in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England as John Robert Fowles. He was a writer and actor, known for The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Collector (1965) and Bilanggo sa dilim (1986). He was married to Sarah Smith and Elizabeth Whitton. He died on November 5, ...
19. Jack Hargreaves
Producer | Playback
Jack Hargreaves was born on December 31, 1911 in London, England. He was a writer and producer, known for Playback (1965), How (1966) and Out of Town (1960). He was married to Isobel Hatfield, Elisabeth Van de Putte and Jeanette Haighler. He died on March 15, 1994 in Dorchester, Dorset, England.
20. Bridget Turner
Actress | Under Milk Wood
Bridget Turner was born on February 22, 1939 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England as Bridget Joanna Turner. She was an actress, known for Under Milk Wood (1971), Pride and Prejudice (1995) and Resurrection (1968). She was married to Frank Cox. She died on December 27, 2014 in Dorchester, Dorset, ...
23. Toni Gilpin
Actress | Danger Man
Toni Gilpin was born in 1935 in Glasgow, Scotland as Antonia Maria Shakespeare McGettigan. She was an actress, known for Danger Man (1960), Some Will, Some Won't (1970) and The Avengers (1961). She was married to Richard Carr. She died on October 25, 2016 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.
Actor | Treasure Island
Geoffrey Francis Murray Wilkinson 1889-1955 was born in Staines, Surrey to Henry and Amy Wilkinson. His father was a stockbroker. The 1891 census shows them living in Weir House at Cookham, Berkshire. The 1901 census shows the family living at 17 Durham Villas, Kensington, London.
As early as 1915 ...
25. Marika Rivera
Actress | Fiddler on the Roof
Marika Rivera was born on November 13, 1919, in Paris, France. Her father was Diego Rivera, then an aspiring Cubist artist from Mexico, living in Paris. Her mother was the Russian born artist, named Marie Vorobieff, also known under her artistic name as Marevna. Shortly after her birth her father ...
26. David Conville
Actor | Surgical Spirit
David Conville was born on June 4, 1929 in Srinagar, Kashmir, India as David Henry Conville. He was an actor and writer, known for Surgical Spirit (1989), Softly Softly (1966) and The Play on One (1988). He was married to Philippa Gail and Jean Margaret Bury. He died on November 24, 2018 in Dorset,...
27. Freddie Stevens
Actor | Tin Men
Freddie Stevens was born on March 29, 1934 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England as Frederick William Humphrys. He was an actor, known for Tin Men (1987), Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show (1984) and Emu's World (1982). He died on January 26, 2016 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.
Sound Department | Superman
Gordon K. McCallum was born on May 26, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Gordon Keith McCallum. He is known for his work on Superman (1978), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and Diamonds Are Forever (1971). He died on September 10, 1989 in Dorset, England.
30. Philippa Gail
Actress | The Jazz Age
Philippa Gail was born on August 16, 1942 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England as Philippa Juliet Antonia Gordge. She was an actress, known for The Jazz Age (1968), ITV Play of the Week (1955) and Ring of Bright Water (1969). She was married to David Conville. She died on July 25, 1999 in ...
Actor | Dempsey and Makepeace
Desmond Cullum-Jones was born on December 1, 1924 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Dempsey and Makepeace (1985), Dad's Army (1971) and Z Cars (1962). He was married to Elizabeth. He died on June 6, 2002 in Poole, Dorset, England.
35. Ed Stewart
Actor | Moonbase 3
Born in Devon, Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart broke into broadcasting with a job at Radio Hong Kong working as a sports commentator, announcer and, finally, as a disc jockey. He returned to Britain in 1965 and joined the pirate station Radio London, before moving on to BBC Radio. He was one of Radio 1's ...
40. Dave Martin
Writer | Doctor Who
Dave Martin was an English author of thrillers, children's books and teleplays. A self-described 'working-class grammar school boy', he began his career late in life, having variously spent time building pylons, working in hospitals and in advertising. He was also attracted to the stage and worked ...
Soundtrack | Catch Us If You Can
Denis West Payton was born on August 11, 1943 in Walthamstow, London, England as Denis Archibald West Payton. He was an actor, known for Having a Wild Weekend (1965) and Hold On: It's the Dave Clark Five (1968). He died on December 17, 2006 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.
43. Philip Brack
Actor | A Man for All Seasons
Philip Brack was born on February 27, 1927 in Burnley, Lancashire, England as Philip Thomas Whittle. He was an actor, known for A Man for All Seasons (1966), The Silver Sword (1971) and The Darwin Adventure (1972). He was married to Paddy Frost. He died on July 29, 1979 in Sherborne, Dorset, ...
44. Ann Jellicoe
Writer | The Knack ...and How to Get It
Ann Jellicoe is an English playwright and theatrical director who's best known for her 1962 play "The Knack", which was adapted into the 1965 film The Knack... and How to Get It (1965) by director Richard Lester, and for promoting the idea of "community plays". Jellicoe was born on July 15, 1927 in...
46. Fred Karno
Writer | Mother, Don't Rush Me
Fred Karno was born on March 26, 1866 in Exeter, England as Fred John Westcott. He was a writer and actor, known for Mother, Don't Rush Me (1936), The Bad Companions (1932) and Jail Birds (1940). He was married to Marie T. L. Moore and Edith Cuthbert. He died on September 18, 1941 in Dorset, ...
48. Harry Corbett
Writer | Sooty
Harry Corbett was born on January 28, 1918 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. He is known for his work on Sooty (2011), The Sooty Show (1968) and Sooty: Learn the Alphabet (2015). He was married to Marjorie Corbett. He died on August 17, 1989 in Child Okeford, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England.
49. Mimi Smith
Mary Elizabeth "Mimi" Smith (née Stanley; 24 April 1906 - 6 December 1991) was the maternal aunt and parental guardian of the English musician, John Lennon. Mimi Stanley was born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England the oldest of five daughters. She became a resident trainee nurse at the Woolton ...