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Dudley Sutton

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Dudley Sutton born 6 April 1933 is an English actor

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Selected filmography
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Early life

Dudley Sutton was educated at a boys' boarding school at Lifton Park, Devon He served in the Royal Air Force as a mechanic before enrolling in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which he was later expelled for responding to rock-and-roll

Career

Sutton became known after playing a gay biker in The Leather Boys 1964, a role which showed his potential for eccentric screen personae He married American actress Marjorie Steele in 1961; she had previously been married to the millionaire producer Huntington Hartford Sutton and Steele had one child together, but divorced in 1965 On stage, he played the title role in the first production of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane 1964 From 25 May 1966 he appeared in Tango, a play by Slawomir Mrozek at the Aldwych Theatre alongside Patience Collier, Peter Jeffrey, Mike Pratt, and Ursula Mohan under director Trevor Nunn

Sutton has appeared in many films during his career, including Rotten to the Core 1965, Crossplot 1969, The Devils 1971, Madame Sin 1972, The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1976, Fellini's Casanova 1976, Edward II 1991, and The Football Factory 2004

Among his many television appearances are his roles as Tinker Dill in Lovejoy 1986 & 1991 – 94 – whose friendship with Lovejoy, the title character, and expertise in the antique trade was the backbone of the show – as Mr Carter in the Beiderbecke Trilogy and as Oleg Kirov in Smiley's People 1982 He also featured in The Sweeney episode 'Golden Boy' and in a Christmas special episode of Porridge 1976 as the somewhat unstable trusty-turned-hostage-taker Reg Urwin, with Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale

In 1999 he appeared in the BBC Radio play Cosmos the Mystic Dog In 2004 he made an appearance in the soap opera EastEnders for sixteen episodes, playing Wilfred Atkins, a conman

In 2003, Sutton found inspiration from the internet "where apparently people say that every time you masturbate God kills a kitten" From that statement, he developed a comic piece about "a young man's emotions and feelings, from the moment he's a baby tugging at his cock onwards" In August 2003, he performed the one-man Killing Kittens show at Edinburgh's Underbelly Sutton followed up Killing Kittens with a second autobiographical show Pandora's Lunchbox in 2006 Following an acclaimed performance as William Blake in Peter Ackroyd's BBC television series The Romantics, Sutton joined the cast of Albion Rising at St Giles in the Fields Church, London, in April 2007

Sutton had a small role in the British teenage drama Skins as Freddie's granddad He also appeared in the episode of Holby City broadcast on 15 March 2011 as a patient who fell down an escalator in a shopping centre In 2012 he featured in the video "Once And For All" by Clock Opera

Sutton also appeared in episode three of the BBC comedy series Family Tree "The Austerity Games", which aired in July 2013, and guest-starred in episode three of the BBC series Boomers in 2014 He played William Makepeace in Emmerdale in 2014

In 2015 he appeared as a Roman Catholic Rector in the BBC TV series Father Brown episode 36 "The Upcott Fraternity" He also appeared in three episodes of the BBC's day time show, Doctors, in August 2015

In November 2017 he played the lead role in a video for the Tom Chaplin song Midnight Mass

Selected filmography

  • A Night to Remember 1958 - Lookout uncredited
  • Go to Blazes 1962 - Boy Lover
  • The Boys 1962 - Stan Coulter
  • The Leather Boys 1964 - Pete
  • Rotten to the Core 1965 - Jelly
  • Crossplot 1969 - Warren
  • The Walking Stick 1970 - Ted Sandymount
  • One More Time 1970 - Wilson
  • A Town Called Bastard 1971 - Spectre
  • The Devils 1971 - Baron De Laubardemont
  • Mr Forbush and the Penguins 1971 - Starshot
  • Madame Sin 1972 - Monk
  • Diamonds on Wheels 1973 - Finch
  • Paganini Strikes Again 1973 - Raddings
  • The Stud 1974 - Randy Warpshot / Longstreet / Charlady / Yidnar Warpshot / Newsboy
  • The Sweeney 1975 /Golden Boy - Max Deller
  • Pure as a Lily 1976 - Jack
  • Fellini's Casanova 1976 - Duke of Wuertemberg
  • The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1976 - Hugh McClaren
  • The Prince and the Pauper 1977 - Hodge
  • Valentino 1977 - Willie
  • No 1 of the Secret Service 1977 - KRASH Leader
  • The Playbirds 1978 - Hern
  • The Big Sleep 1978 - Lanny
  • The London Connection 1979 - Goetz
  • The Island 1980 - Dr Brazil
  • George and Mildred 1980 - Jacko
  • Brimstone and Treacle 1982 - Stroller
  • Those Glory Glory Days 1983 - Arthur - Journalist
  • Lamb 1985 - Haddock
  • A State of Emergency 1986 - Soviet professor
  • The Rainbow 1989 - MacAllister
  • Edward II 1991 - Bishop of Winchester
  • Orlando 1992 - King James I
  • Incognito 1998 - Halifax / Offul
  • The Tichborne Claimant 1998 - Onslow Onslow
  • Up at the Villa 2000 - Harold Atkinson
  • This Filthy Earth 2001 - Papa
  • Tomorrow La Scala! 2002 - Dennis
  • Song for a Raggy Boy 2003 - Brother Tom
  • The Football Factory 2004 - Bill Farrell
  • Irish Jam 2006 - Pat Duffy
  • Dean Spanley 2008 - Marriot
  • Sezon tumanov 2009 - Darby
  • Albion Rising 2009 - William Blake
  • Skins 2010 - Norman McClair
  • 2010 - Charlie
  • Weekend Retreat 2011 - Paulie
  • Outside Bet 2011 - Alfie Hobnails
  • Cockneys vs Zombies 2012 - Eric
  • Katherine of Alexandria 2014 - Marcellus
  • Tin 2015 - Zachariah Bennett

References

  1. ^ Smith, Adam 1 October 2010 "Interview with Dudley Sutton" Theatre Archive Project British Library Retrieved 4 June 2011 
  2. ^ "Lively Choice of Plays for Aldwych" The Times London, England 22 April 1966: p17 Retrieved 9 October 2014
  3. ^ a b c Quinn, Thomas 4 August 2003 Daily Mirror Edinburgh Festival 2003: Thomas Quinn – Pest at the fest Section: Features; p 22

External links

  • Personal website at the Wayback Machine archived 7 February 2011
  • Dudley Sutton on IMDb

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