Brian Rawlinson

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Brian Rawlinson
Brian Rawlinson (1931 – 2000) playing Robert Onedin in the episode "A Cold Wind Blowing" in the series "The Onedin Line".png
Brian Rawlinson playing Robert Onedin in the episode "A Cold Wind Blowing" in the series The Onedin Line
Born Brian Rawlinson
(1931-11-12)12 November 1931
Stockport, Cheshire, England
Died 23 November 2000(2000-11-23) (aged 69)
Exeter, Devon, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960–1980

Brian Rawlinson (12 November 1931 – 23 November 2000) was an English actor and writer for films and TV from the 1950s.

Rawlinson was born Stockport, Cheshire. He appeared in several films (including several in the Carry On series) but was more frequently on television, a regular role being Robert Onedin in the BBC TV serial The Onedin Line. He also played character roles in many other TV programmes such as Coronation Street, The Baron, Z-Cars, Market in Honey Lane, The Bill, Heartbeat, Danger Man, Goodnight Sweetheart and Last of the Summer Wine, in which he played Cyril Gridley, which was his final appearance. He was also in the series The Buccaneers, playing Gaff Guernsey.

As a writer Rawlinson wrote several plays, but was most involved in the mid-1970s BBC serial Churchill's People, an adaptation based on Winston Churchill's book A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, a heavily misconceived venture. He was later interviewed about his association with the series on TV Hell, a theme night that BBC 2 ran in 1992 on bad television programmes.

He died in Exeter, Devon on 23 November 2000 aged 69.

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