Dudley Sutton

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Dudley Sutton (born April 6, 1933 in Surrey , England , † September 15, 2018 in London , England) was a British actor .


Sutton initially served as a mechanic in the Royal Air Force , where he gained his first experience in amateur theater. After retiring from the service, he began an acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art , which he did not finish. He began his film and television career in the early 1960s. In 1964 he played the role of gay motorcycle rocker Pete in the Golden Globe Award- nominated drama The Leather Boys , but was otherwise mainly seen in television roles until the late 1960s; inter alia in guest roles in the soap opera Coronation Street , and the detective series The Saint , The Avengers, Avengers and Department S .

In 1969 he appeared alongside Roger Moore in the thriller Tödlicher Salut , after which he had more prominent roles in several feature films. He played alongside Sammy Davis, Jr. in Die Unluckvögel , alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Oliver Reed in No Requiem for San Bastardo and alongside Bette Davis and Robert Wagner in In the Fangs of Madame Sin . In Federico Fellini's Casanova he was the Duke of Württemberg . From the mid-1970s, his film roles became increasingly smaller and overall rarer.

In the 1980s he was mainly active on British television, but was also seen in the US miniseries Noble House . In 1992 he played the role of King James I in the international co-production Orlando , and in 2004 he appeared in the British feature film The Football Factory .

His work includes more than 150 productions for film and television.

Sutton was divorced and had one child from his marriage to actress Marjorie Steele .

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  1. Actor Dudley Sutton, who played Tinker Dill in Lovejoy, dies aged 85 in: The Guardian , September 16, 2018, accessed September 16, 2018