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26 February 1938 |
Lambeth, London, England
|Notable work||Get Some In!, Doctor Who, EastEnders|
Tony Selby (born 26 February 1938 in Lambeth, London) is an English actor.
He has appeared in many television programmes including a starring role in RAF National Service comedy Get Some In!, and a recurring role in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who as the intergalactic conman Sabalom Glitz.
In 1965 he appeared as a convict under sentence of death in the BBC television drama Three Clear Sundays, directed by Ken Loach.
In 1971-2 he played magician's assistant Sam Maxstead in children's supernatural TV series Ace of Wands. He had one of his earlier acting roles in Alfie (1966), starring Academy award-winner Michael Caine, and his other film appearances include Press for Time (1966), Witchfinder General (1968), Before Winter Comes (1969), Villain (1971), Nobody Ordered Love (1972), and Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall (1973). Other notable appearances included Bless This House, as a depressed burglar, and as Boozy in the all-star Eric Sykes comedy If You Go Down in the Woods Today (1981). He appeared in three episodes of the critically acclaimed drama series Minder, twice playing Jack, the minder of gangster's wife Rose Mellors. In the early 1990s he played chauffeur to Adam Faith's character in the drama series Love Hurts; he also played Clive Mitchell in BBC's soap opera EastEnders in 2002.
Selby appeared in the third episode of The Good Life (known as Good Neighbors in the US), as a rag-and-bone man who sold the Goods and old wood stove and brought them a cat.
In the United States, Selby is best known for his role as the uncredited hood in the first Superman motion picture.
In the BBC comedy My Family's episode A Decent Proposal, first broadcast on August 12, 2011, Selby played Susan Harper's long-lost father Arthur.
In 2012 he appeared in the film Cockneys vs Zombies.
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