Harold Innocent

Character & Episode: Assassin in My Late, Lamented Friend and Partner
Born: 18/04/1935, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Died: 12/09/1993, London, England

A busy character actor with nearly one hundred film and television credits. As a child Harold attended Broad Street Secondary Modern School in Coventry. Leaving school he worked for a short time as an office clerk. He soon left and studied acting at the Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art. After completing his National Service he went into repertory theatre. He later had a spell in Hollywood where he appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1959, as well other television series such as The Barbara Stanwyck Show.

He soon returned to Britain and from 1960 began to appear in numerous television shows. He was also busy in theatre during most of this time. His main film roles include Brazil (1984), The Tall Guy (1988), Without a Clue (1988), Henry V (1989) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). He died in 1993 after a short illness.

Section compiled by Darren Senior

Additional research and presentation by Alan Hayes

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