Bernard Spear

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Bernard Spear
Born (1919-09-11)11 September 1919
Croydon, London, England
Died 9 May 2003(2003-05-09) (aged 83)
Sutton, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1956-2003
Spouse(s) Mary Newton
(m. 1949; his death 2003)
Children 1

Bernard Spear (11 September 1919 – 9 May 2003) was an English actor.

He was born to a Polish father and Russian mother, and served with the Royal Artillery in Gibraltar during World War II.


Spear starred in the BAFTA TV Award-winning television play Bar Mitzvah Boy, and also played the dual roles of Cervantes's manservant and Sancho Panza in the 1968 London stage version of Man of La Mancha. His film career includes roles in the films Drop Dead Darling (1966), Bedazzled (1967), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972), Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman (1972), Wombling Free (1977) and Yentl (1983).

Personal life[edit]

Spear married Mary Newton in 1949; the couple had one child, Julian, a director of TurnerSpear Ltd (an independent promotion company for television and radio), who is married to actress Carol Royle. Spear and Newton remained married until Spear's death in 2003.


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