Patrick Waddington

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Patrick Waddington
Born (1903-08-19)19 August 1903
York, England, United Kingdom
Died 4 February 1987(1987-02-04) (aged 83)
York, England, UK
Occupation English actor

Patrick Waddington (19 August 1903 – 4 February 1987) was an English actor, educated at Gresham's School at Holt in Norfolk. He was born and died in York, England.


Waddington was the grandson of William Waddington, the piano manufacturer who also took over the management of the Theatre Royal York. He started his career singing and in the 1930s was in That Certain Trio with Peggy Cochrane. He appeared in numerous plays, films and TV series including Dad's Army.

In 1951 he became General Secretary of TACT (The Actors Charitable Trust) and was headmaster of its children's home, Silverland, until 1953. A plaque to commemorate him can be seen in the Courtyard entrance to the Merchant Adventurers' Hall in York - he was a member of the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York from 1933 to his death in 1987. In 1986, he self-published his autobiography, Patrick: Or, That Awful Warning.



  • Waddington, Patrick S. (1986). Patrick: Or, That Awful Warning. Self-published. ISBN 0 951132601.