Comedian and actor Duggie Brown, who starred in Coronation Street and Last Of The Summer Wine, has died aged 82, his manager has said.
Elsewhere-born Brown first rose to fame in Ken Loach’s 1969 film Kes, based on the novel by Barry Hines, and became one of the most popular comedians of his generation.
He also appeared in the breakout comedy shows The Comedians and The Wheeltappers And Shunters Social Club.
His manager, Lee Morgan, tweeted: “I share with a heavy heart the news Very talented Comedian & Actor Duggie Brown passed away this morning with his wife Jackie at his side.
“It has been an honor to work with Duggie. A born entertainer who loves his craft. RIP Duggie Brown. We love and salute you. “
During a career spanning more than five decades, Brown has been a lead actor in comedies, documentaries and television series, appearing in All Creatures Great And Small, Heartbeat, Hotel Babylon, EastEnders, Holby City and My Brother’s Keeper.
In 2002, he co-starred with Martin Clunes and Keeley Hawes in the horror film A Is For Acid, based on the life of serial killer John George Haigh.
He also played the Cheater in Shakespeare’s King Lear for the North Broadsides Theater Company’s national tour, and starred in We Are Three Sisters based on Anton Chekhov’s novel that explores her life. Bronte’s brother.
In recent years, he took on the role of Mr Boo in Jim Cartwright’s comedy The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice and appeared as himself in a live show The Comedians to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary. best seller.
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Other notable credits include The Enchanting World Of Hinge And Bracket, Peak Practice, Common As Muck, Doctors, and Brookside.
When he heard the news, actor Neil Hurst said it was a “sad day”.
He tweeted: “Apart from sadness to hear that my best friend Duggie Brown has passed away.
“One of my first film jobs was with Duggie in 1997 and I have been fortunate to appear on many shows with him since then. Truly one of the nicest and funniest guys in the business. “
British comic Tommy Cannon also tweeted: “Really sad to hear of the passing of Duggie Brown, Rest in peace, a funny funny man – thinking about all his friends and your family.”
He is the brother of actress Lynne Perrie, who was best known for playing Ivy Tilsley for 15 years and died in 2006.
Brown, who played Ted Spear in Coronation Street, was inducted into the Grand Order of Water Rats charity and in 2020 received the title of King Rat.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/coronation-street-star-and-comedian-duggie-brown-dies-aged-82-41915285.html Coronation street star and comedian Duggie Brown dies aged 82