Ray Dunbobbin

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Ray Dunbobbin
Born Raymond Harold Dunbobbin
31 March 1931
Died August 1998 (aged 67)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Occupation Actor

Ray Harold Dunbobbin (31 March 1931 – August 1998) was a Canadian-born English actor who appeared in numerous television productions. He is perhaps best remembered as Mr Boswell in The Liver Birds and as Ralph Hardwicke in Brookside, a part he played for over 6 years.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Canada but moved to Liverpool as a child. After he left school he worked in art studios and performed in amateur dramatics. He was then asked to double for the actor Sam Kydd in a film being shot in Birkenhead.

Television appearances[edit]

His television appearances included; Bergerac, Doctor Who, How We Used to Live, Last of the Summer Wine, I Didn't Know You Cared, The Good Life and Porridge, as the lightbulb eating prisoner Evans.[1]


He wrote scripts for television programmes including Z-Cars and for radio and stage productions. He was also an after dinner speaker and narrator.

He died of a heart attack in 1998 at the age of 67.


  1. ^ Richard Webster; Dick Clement; Ian la Frenais (2001). Porridge The Inside Story. Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0-7472-3294-6. 

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