John Nightingale (actor)

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John Nightingale (23 December 1942 – 31 March 1980) was a British actor, from Burnley, Lancashire[1]

He was best known for his role in the popular 1970s TV series When the Boat Comes In. He played Tom Seaton, one of the two sons in the Seaton family at the centre of the series.

He had other parts in British television, including Jack Reedy in The Stars Look Down, also a historical drama set in a mining community, Fall of Eagles and Crown Court.

John Nightingale died on 31 March[citation needed] 1980 from cancer. At the time of his death he was 37 years old.


  1. ^ Lancashire Telegraph Accessed 2010

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