Alan Haines

Alan Haines (6 June 1924 – 17 April 2011) was a British actor and playwright who spent four years in the Royal Navy during World War II — including at D-Day on his 20th birthday[1] and appeared in many West End shows and touring productions, as well as in the cult TV series Dad's Army and Van der Valk and two notable films: Dad's Army and The Man in the White Suit, and the acclaimed BBC TV Series Perfect Strangers.

He died in Charing Cross Hospital on 17 April 2011.


  • The Prince of Portobello Play (1962)[2]
  • Autobiography Haines (2006) The Mad Mad-Century Rag London: MER Publishing (2007), ISBN 978-0-9555849-0-9

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Haines (2006) p 61
  2. ^ listing in Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine

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