Paul Daneman

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Paul Daneman (29 October 1925 – 28 April 2001) was an English film, television and theatre actor.


Paul Frederick Daneman was born in Islington, London. He attended the Haberdashers' Aske's School and Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and studied stage design at Reading University where he joined the dramatic society. After training at RADA he joined Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Rep and the Old Vic for four years. In August 1955 he created the role of Vladimir in Waiting For Godot, at the Arts Theatre in Westminster.[1]

His film credits included Time Without Pity (1957), Zulu (1964), How I Won the War (1967) and Oh! What a Lovely War (1969). Daneman's TV credits include: The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Four Just Men, Persuasion, Danger Man, Out of the Unknown, The Saint, Spy Trap, Blake's 7, The Professionals and Rumpole of the Bailey. The BBC's 1960 landmark production An Age of Kings, a fifteen-part drama that combined Shakespeare's histories of the kings of England and presented them in chronological order, featured Daneman as Richard III.

Daneman played the husband of Wendy Craig in the original series of the popular BBC sitcom Not in Front of the Children before being replaced by Ronald Hines. He also played Bilbo Baggins in the 1968 BBC Radio dramatisation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

While recovering from a heart attack, he wrote the sitcom Affairs of the Heart. In 1995 Daneman published If I Only Had Wings, a novel inspired by his experiences in the Royal Air Force during World War II.

Daneman died in 2001. His body was buried at East Sheen Cemetery in South-West London.

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  1. ^ Beckett, p. 5


  • Beckett, Samuel (1965). Waiting for Godot. London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-571-05808-6. 

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