Royston Tickner (8 September 1922 – 7 July 1997) was a British actor.
Born Roy A. Tickner in
Leicester, a tailor's son, he trained as an actor at Scarborough repertory theatre. He served in the Royal Navy in World War II: however in 1942 he was touring in the southern English counties, principally in H. F. Maltby's The Rotters with Frank Crawshaw and [1 ] Preston Lockwood. In the winter of 1942-43 he was stage manager, and took the role of Robert, in the presentation of [2 ] du Maurier's at the Rebecca Ambassadors Theatre in which Eileen Herlie made her London début, and then toured with the show. [3 ] In that spring he married Gwendoline Bonde at Leicester. [4 ] From 1947 he took a break from the theatre to work as a [5 ] lighthouse keeper, miner, fireman and publican, before returning to acting in 1958.
television credits include: , The Avengers , Z-Cars (in the serials Doctor Who and The Daleks' Master Plan ), The Sea Devils , Gideon's Way , The Baron , King of the River , The Troubleshooters , Dixon of Dock Green , Timeslip , The Flaxton Boys , Out of the Unknown , Emmerdale Farm , Porridge , Last of the Summer Wine , Angels , Return of the Saint Rogue's Rock, , Secret Army , Danger UXB , George and Mildred , The Enigma Files , Kessler , Minder , Reilly, Ace of Spies and Just Good Friends . One by One
Film roles include Tomescu in
Michael Mann's (1983), and first Colonel in The Keep Jim Goddard's (1985). Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil
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^ A comedy, a hit of 1916, about a disreputable family: see Gordon Williams, British Theatre in the Great War: A Revaluation (A & C Black, 2005), pp. 159-60.
^ See, e.g., Surrey Mirror 26.i.1941 (Reigate), Sussex Express 10.iv.1942 (Imperial, Brighton), Exeter and Plymouth Gazette 12.vi.1942 (Exeter Theatre Royal).
^ J.P. Wearing, The London Stage 1940-1949: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), p. 96, item 42.178: see University of Birmingham Cadbury Research Library, XMS38 Theatre Colln., MS38/270.
^ See, e.g., Biggleswade Chronicle 15.i.1943 (Royal County Theatre, Bedford), Yorkshire Post 9.ii.1943 (Leeds).
^ Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 2nd Quarter 1943, Vol. 7a p. 793.
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