Dennis Chinnery

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Dennis Chinnery
Actor Dennis Chinnery.jpg
in Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Dennis Arthur Robert Chinnery

(1927-05-14)14 May 1927
Died29 February 2012(2012-02-29) (aged 84)
Alma materRADA
Spouse(s)Pat Kerr (?-2012) (his death)

Dennis Chinnery (14 May 1927 – 29 February 2012) was a British actor, noted for his performances in television.[1][2]

Following National service in the navy, he studied acting at RADA, graduating in 1949.[3][4] His theatre work included appearances at the Old Vic.[5]

His TV credits include: Hancock's Half Hour, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, Softly, Softly, The Saint, The Avengers, The Prisoner, The Champions, Public Eye, Special Branch, Oh Brother!, The Laughter of a Fool and Survivors.[6]

He also appeared in three Doctor Who serials - The Chase,[7] Genesis of the Daleks and The Twin Dilemma.[8] The character Dr Chinnery in The League of Gentlemen was named after him. He was born at Romford, Essex, to Arthur F Chinnery and his wife Dorothy (née Mills).

Chinnery was also an artist and painter.[9][10][11]

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  1. ^ "Dennis Chinnery (1926–2012)". Doctor Who News. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  2. ^ III, Harris M. Lentz (19 April 2013). "Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012". McFarland – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Webber, Richard (31 January 2011). "Fifty Years Of Hancock's Half Hour". Random House – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Fabrique. "Dennis Chinnery — RADA".
  5. ^ Wearing, J. P. (16 September 2014). "The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel". Rowman & Littlefield – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "Dennis Chinnery".
  7. ^ "BBC - Doctor Who Classic Episode Guide - The Chase - Details".
  8. ^ "Dennis Chinnery". BFI.
  9. ^ "Dennis Chinnery".
  10. ^ "Dennis Chinnery (1926-2012)".
  11. ^ "Redgrave Theatre".

Obituary with the correct date of birth

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