Allan Joseph Surtees (31 December 1924 – 1 November 2000) was an English actor who appeared in many television productions and films over a 30-year period.

Allan Surtees
Allan Joseph Dobby

(1924-12-31)31 December 1924
Liverpool, England
Died1 November 2000(2000-11-01) (aged 75)
London, England

Television appearances


His television appearances included roles on Coronation Street as councillor Ben Critchley, Bill Brand (1976), Rosie (1977–1981) as uncle Norman, Lovejoy, Brookside, Peak Practice, The Professionals, The Chinese Detective, Play of the Month, The Bill and The Brothers McGregor as Colwyn Stanley.[1][2]

Film appearances


His film appearances include: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969), Eye of the Needle (1981) and Erik the Viking (1989).[3]

Year Title Role Notes
1969 Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Police Sergeant
1969 The Adding Machine Apartment tenant
1970 The Reckoning Bingo MC Uncredited
1979 Black Island George Moody
1981 Eye of the Needle Colonel Terry
1988 The First Kangaroos George the Barman
1989 Murder on Line One
1989 Erik the Viking Thorfinn's Dad


  1. ^ Allan Surtees profile,; retrieved 29 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Allan Surtees".
  3. ^ Allan Surtees profile Archived 2015-09-30 at the Wayback Machine,; retrieved 29 September 2015.