Jack Woolgar

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Jack Woolgar
Born Jack William Woolgar
(1913-09-15)15 September 1913
Thames Ditton, Surrey, England
Died 14 July 1978(1978-07-14) (aged 64)
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Occupation actor
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Mann (his death)

Jack Woolgar (15 September 1913 - 14 July 1978) was a British character actor working in television and film in the 1960s and 1970s.

He began acting towards the end of the Second World War and turned professional shortly afterwards, working in repertory theatre and touring around the UK. He transitioned to live TV in Granada during the 1950s whilst at the Theatre Royal, Huddersfield.

Woolgar was often cast as a dirty old tramp. Due to lifelong chest problems, he was able to produce a bubbling hacking cough at will, and appeared as the coal miner father in Stand Up, Nigel Barton, an autobiographical play by Dennis Potter. In addition he had parts in an episode of The Avengers ("The Living Dead"), The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe, The Sweeney ("Jigsaw") and Doctor Who (The Web of Fear). He also appeared as Sam Carne in the soap opera Crossroads.

He was married to the RADA trained actress Elizabeth Mann (13 July 1920 – 18 February 1980) and had four children.

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