Dudley Sutton


Dudley Sutton
Dudley Sutton
Born 6 April 1933 (1933-04-06) (age 78)
Surrey
Website
http://www.dudleysutton.com

Dudley Sutton (born 6 April 1933, Surrey) is an English actor.

Contents

Life

He served in the RAF as a mechanic before enrolling in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from which he was later expelled.[1]

Known for his eccentricity, he became a cult figure after playing a gay biker in The Leather Boys (1964). He married American actress Marjorie Steele in 1961; she had previously been married to the millionaire producer Huntington Hartford. Sutton and Steele had one child together, later divorcing in 1965. On stage, he played the title role in the first production of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane (1963).

He has appeared in many films during his career, including Rotten to the Core (1965), Crossplot (1969), The Devils (1971), Madame Sin (1972), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Fellini's Casanova (1976), Edward II (1991), and The Football Factory (2004).

Among the more notable of his many television appearances are his roles as Tinker Dill in Lovejoy. In Lovejoy we realised his real name was Archie. His friendship with Lovejoy and expertise in the antique trade was the backbone of the show. The Sweeney episode Golden Boy, as Mr Carter in the Beiderbecke Trilogy and as Oleg Kirov in Smiley's People (1982). He also starred with Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale in a Christmas Special of Porridge 1976 as Reg Urwin.

In 1999 he appeared in the BBC Radio play Cosmos the Mystic Dog. He also made an appearance in the soap opera EastEnders for a short stint, playing Wilfred, a conman.

In 2003, Sutton found inspiration from the Internet "where apparently people say that every time you masturbate God kills a kitten".[2] From that statement, Sutton developed a serious piece about "a young man's emotions and feelings, from the moment he's a baby tugging at his cock onwards."[2]

In August 2003, he performed the one-man Killing Kittens show at Edinburgh's Underbelly.[2] Sutton followed up Killing Kittens with a second autobiographical show Pandora's Lunchbox in 2006. Following an acclaimed performance as William Blake in Peter Ackroyd's BBC television series The Romantics, Dudley Sutton joined the cast of Albion Rising at St. Giles in the Fields Church, London, in April 2007. He also played a small role in Dean Spanley, and is currently working on a studio recording of Albion Rising with London rock group Subterraneans.

- Sutton had a small role in the British teenage drama Skins as Freddie's granddad. - Also appeared in March 15, 2011 Holby City Episode following a fall down an escalator in a shopping center

He lived in Mousehole, Cornwall before moving to Chelsea.

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ Smith, Adam (1 October 2010). "Interview with Dudley Sutton". Theatre Archive Project. British Library. http://sounds.bl.uk/View.aspx?item=024M-C1142X000284-0100V0.xml. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  2. ^ a b c Quinn, Thomas. (August 4, 2003) Daily Mirror Edinburgh Festival 2003: Thomas Quinn - Pest at the fest. Section: Features; p. 22

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dudley Castle — Dudley Castle …   Wikipedia

  • Dudley Port railway station — Dudley Port (Higher Level) Location Place …   Wikipedia

  • Dudley Street Guns Village tram stop — Dudley Street tram stop on the West Midlands tram service in 2011. Dudley Street Guns Village tram stop is a tram stop in West Bromwich in the West Midlands, England. It was opened on 31 May 1999 and is situated on Midland Metro Line 1 …   Wikipedia

  • Dudley (disambiguation) — Dudley is a town in the West Midlands of England. It may also refer to: Contents 1 Places 1.1 Schools 2 Surname …   Wikipedia

  • Dudley North (UK Parliament constituency) — Dudley North Borough constituency for the House of Commons Boundary of Dudley North in the West Midlands …   Wikipedia

  • Dudley Girls High School — Established 1910 Closed 1975 Type Grammar school Location Priory Road Dudley Worcestershire/West Midlands England …   Wikipedia

  • Dudley Hardy — Today poster, Yellow Girl, from the Les maîtres de l affiches series Born 15 January 1867 Sheffield, Yorkshire Died …   Wikipedia

  • Dudley, Massachusetts —   Town   Village Cemetery 1832 …   Wikipedia

  • Sutton, Massachusetts —   Town   Sutton Town Common …   Wikipedia

  • Dudley South (UK Parliament constituency) — Dudley South Borough constituency for the House of Commons Boundary of Dudley South in West Midlands …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.