Campbell Singer

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Campbell Singer
Actor Campbell Singer.jpeg
Born Jacob Kobel Singer
16 March 1909
London, England, UK
Died 16 February 1976 (aged 66)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor & writer
Spouse(s) Gillian Maude

Campbell Singer (16 March 1909 – 16 February 1976) was a British character actor who featured in a number of stage, film and television roles during his long career.[1][2][3] He was also a playwright.[4]

Singer was a regular in British post-war comedy films, often playing policemen.[5] He first appeared on television in 1946, making regular appearances in the following three decades including several episodes of 'Hancock's Half Hour', and played the lead, John Unthank, in the BBC drama series 'Private Investigator' in 1958/9.[6][7]

From the early 1960s he appeared more consistently on television. He played several roles in the 1966 Doctor Who story The Celestial Toymaker, and made two appearances in different roles in the popular television series Dad's Army, including as corrupt politician Sir Charles McAllister.[8][9] He also featured as Mr Finney in a Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em Christmas Special, played a lodger in an episode of On the Buses.[10][11]

As a writer, Singer co-authored several plays with George Ross, including Guilty Party, Difference of Opinion and Any Other Business, some of which were also televised.[12][13][14][15]



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  3. ^ "Campbell Singer - Theatricalia".
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  7. ^ Pitts, Michael R. (28 October 2017). "Famous Movie Detectives III". Scarecrow Press – via Google Books.
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  9. ^ Pertwee, Bill (3 November 2009). "Dad's Army: The Making of a TV Legend". Bloomsbury USA – via Google Books.
  10. ^ Perry, Chris (3 February 2016). "The Kaleidoscope British Christmas Television Guide 1937-2013". – via Google Books.
  11. ^ Walker, Craig (21 June 2011). "On The Buses: The Complete Story". Andrews UK Limited – via Google Books.
  12. ^ "Guilty Party - Theatricalia".
  13. ^ "Difference of Opinion (1967)".
  14. ^ McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.
  15. ^ "Any Other Business (1964)".

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