Anthony Jackson (actor)
Anthony Thomas Jackson
18 February 1944
|Died||26 November 2006 (aged 62)|
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 in 1965 joined the Radio Drama Company by winning the Carlton Hobbs Bursary. Later he played at the Mermaid Theatre and the Nottingham Playhouse.
Jackson also provided a large number of voices in the 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 also did voiceovers for animation including the TV series The Dreamstone, Budgie the Little Helicopter, Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, Watership Down, The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends and Testament: The Bible in Animation and the film A Monkey's Tale.
He found a niche in The Godot Company, and became one of its principal members.
Film and television roles
|1971||Bless This House||Trevor Lewis|
|1972||Love Thy Neighbour||Malcolm (episode The TUC Conference)|
|1973||All Our Saturdays||Frank Bosomworth|
|1975||Ivor the Engine||Dai Station, Evans the Song, Mr Dinwiddy and others||Voice|
|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|
|1986||Labyrinth||The Four Guards / Goblin||Voice|
|1989||A Monkey's Tale||Additional Voices||(English version, voice)|
|1990||The Dreamstone||Nug, Mr. Blossom||Voice|
|1994||Budgie the Little Helicopter||Ken, Don||Voice|
|1994||The Tale of Pigling Bland||The Policeman||Voice|
|1996||The Detectives||First Copper|
|2001||Watership Down||Keeharr, Cowslip, Additional Voices||(Series 3 only)|
- Carlton Hobbs Bursary winners at BBC.co.uk, accessed 23 January 2018
- "British actor Anthony Jackson dead at 62". The Big Cartoon Forum. 2006-12-10. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
- DeMott, Rick (December 18, 2006). "Ivor the Engine Actor Dies". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2010-01-28.
- "The Godot Company".
- "Anthony Jackson - News Obituaries". The Independent. 2006-12-09. Retrieved 2009-10-30.