Anthony Jackson (actor)
|Born||Anthony Thomas Jackson
18 February 1944
|Died||27 November 2006
Anthony Thomas Jackson (18 February 1944 – 26 November 2006) was an English actor, who reached his widest audiences as founder of the eponymous ghost hiring agency in the long-running BBC children's comedy series Rentaghost. Jackson began his career with the Birmingham Repertory. He studied at Rose Bruford College and won the BBC Radio Drama Award at the age of 21. Later he joined the BBC Repertory and played at the Mermaid Theatre and the Nottingham Playhouse.
Jackson also provided the voice for Dai the station in animated children's series Ivor the Engine and went on to have roles in many long-running British television series. He also appeared in the sitcoms Bless This House, All Our Saturdays, Mind Your Language, Citizen Smith, Dynasty, The Detectives, Lovejoy, Softly, Softly, Barlow at Large and Only Fools and Horses. In his final years, he appeared in The Bill, Casualty, Footballers' Wives, Walker Texas Ranger and Doctors.
Jackson has also done voiceovers for children's animated television shows including The Dreamstone, Budgie the Little Helicopter, The Adventures of Paddington Bear, Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, Watership Down, Preston Pig, The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends, Testament: The Bible in Animation, Zombie Hotel, The Wind in the Willows (Cosgrove Hall version) and The Baskervilles.
He found a niche in The Godot Company, and became one of its principal members.
He died suddenly in London on 26 November 2006, having been taken ill during rehearsals of "Waiting for Godot" whilst the company was touring in Ireland.
|1971||Bless This House||Trevor Lewis|
|1973||All Our Saturdays||Frank Bosomworth|
|1975||Ivor the Engine||Dai|
|1977||You're Only Young Twice||Benny|
|1978||Mind Your Language||Mr Jarvis|
|1980||Citizen Smith||Italian Waiter|
|1982||Only Fools and Horses||Spanish police officer|
|1986||Lovejoy||Brian - Car Mechanic|
|1990||The Dreamstone||Nug, Mr. Blossom (voice)|
|1994||The Tale of Pigling Bland||The Policeman|
|1996||The Detectives||First Copper|
|2001||Watership Down||Keeharr, Cowslip, Additional Voices (Series 3 only)|
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