Roger Avon - actor
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Born in Jarrow. Does anyone know anything about him. Had a cracking pedigree as an actor. 1914 -1998.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0043280/


http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=roger+avon&hl=en&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=lU_eTu-XH83f8QOYyLDNBA&sqi=2&ved=0CFkQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=607
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jarraman Wrote:Born in Jarrow. Does anyone know anything about him. Had a cracking pedigree as an actor. 1914 -1998.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0043280/


http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=roger+avon&hl=en&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=lU_eTu-XH83f8QOYyLDNBA&sqi=2&ved=0CFkQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=607

Another great and interesting find, Jarrowman.

I don't know if it's the same person but my dad pointed to a man on a comedy show many years ago, telling me that he was from Jarrow but I wasn't paying much attention.
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#3
Jarraman, here's a list of British films Roger Avon appeared in in his long career.

Selected filmography
The Scamp (1957)
Stars in Your Eyes (1957)
Kill Her Gently (1957)
A Night to Remember (1958)
The Ugly Duckling (1959)
The Hellfire Club (1961)
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Runaway Railway (1965)
Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966)
Cuckoo Patrol (1967)
Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)
Burke & Hare (1971)
Mutiny on the Buses (1972)
Au Pair Girls (1972)
Hide and Seek (1972)
The Likely Lads (1976)
George and Mildred (1980)
The Dresser (1983)
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#4
I wonder if that was his real surname? Sometimes actors change their names. Maybe that's why nobody has heard of him.
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#5
Have you got a pic of him?
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#6
There's about 30 of him Chunkie in my first post. Click on the bottom link. Wink
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jarraman Wrote:There's about 30 of him Chunkie in my first post. Click on the bottom link. Wink

Bloody hell man, of course I recognise him, in the 60's 70's and 80's he was in almost everything on British film and TV, one of those suporting and bit part/walk-on actors that were always well recognised but the name always escaped people. Eee, divant na e wor a Jarra lad like? Cool
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#8
great thread thankyou
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Hello Jarraman - my Dad was his Doctor back in the 1950s - 1960s when he lived near Freddy Mills in Denmark Hill S. LONDON. I used to go with my Dad when Doctors used to do home visits ! We went on holiday with him once on the S. Coast - - nice guy
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