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Roger Avon (23 November 1914 – 21 December 1998) was an English stage, film and television actor born in Jarrow, County Durham.[1][2]

Roger Avon
Actor Roger Avon.jpg
Born(1914-11-23)23 November 1914
Died21 December 1998(1998-12-21) (aged 84)
London, England
OccupationStage, film and television actor
Years active1951–98

Some of his television appearances include Hancock's Half Hour,[3] Dad's Army, When the Boat Comes In,[3] Department S, Doctor Who (serials The Crusade[4] and The Daleks' Master Plan),[5] Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased),[3] Our Friends in the North[3] and Blackadder the Third.[6] He appeared in the films Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., The Likely Lads,[3] Mutiny on the Buses, Quatermass and the Pit and Curse of the Crimson Altar, among others.[6][7]

Avon was still acting up until his death, aged 84, his last role being in the TV series Grafters,[3] starring Robson Green.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Roger Avon - Theatricalia".
  2. ^ a b "Roger Avon". BFI.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Roger Avon obituary - The Doctor Who Cuttings Archive".
  4. ^ "BBC - Doctor Who Classic Episode Guide - The Crusade - Details".
  5. ^ "BBC - Doctor Who Classic Episode Guide - The Daleks' Master Plan - Details".
  6. ^ a b "Roger Avon".
  7. ^ "Roger Avon - Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.