Jeremy Burnham

Jeremy Burnham (born 28 May 1931, died 31 Dec 2020) was a British television actor of the 1960s and 1970s and a screenwriter.[1]


Burnham began in the 1950s as an actor and appeared in many popular British TV series such as The Avengers, The Saint and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in 1969.[2][3]

In the mid-1970s he retired from acting and concentrated on screenwriting. With Trevor Ray, he co-authored the fondly-remembered children's science fiction horror serial Children of the Stones (1977).[4] A novelization followed, also in 1977.[5] A sequel novel, Return to the Stones appeared in 2012 as an e-book and in 2015 as a physical book. Ray and Burnham collaborated on a less well-known children's five episode serial entitled Raven (1977).[6] They also wrote the novelization (1977).[7]

Burnham authored the children's tennis-based novel Break Point, which was made into a BBC Television series in 1982: Burnham himself played the leading role of tennis coach Frank Abbott.[8]

Burnham has also written for The Avengers (in which he had also appeared as an actor), Minder and Peak Practice.[9][1]

Selected acting creditsEdit


  1. ^ a b "Jeremy Burnham". BFI.
  2. ^ "Jeremy Burnham | Theatricalia".
  3. ^ "Jeremy Burnham".
  4. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Children of the Stones (1977)".
  5. ^ "Interview With Jeremy Burnham (Children Of The Stones, 1977)". March 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "RAVEN - The Complete Series / Review".
  7. ^ Fischer, Bob (September 22, 2020). "Musty Books: "Raven" by Jeremy Burnham & Trevor Ray (1977)".
  8. ^ "Break Point (1982)". BFI.
  9. ^ "Jeremy Burnham | TV, Documentary and Other Appearances". AllMovie.

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