Richard Beale

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Richard Henry Beale
Born 13 May 1920
Hackney, London, England
Died 27 March 2017 (aged 96)
Somerset, England
Occupation Actor

Richard Henry Beale (13 May 1920 – 27 March 2017) was a British actor. He had a long career in television, stage and film, dating back to the 1950s.

Early years[edit]

Born in Hackney, London, England,[1] Beale was the son of Henry and Constance Beale. He served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He worked 10 years at his father's printing business before he ventured into acting.[2]


Beale's early films included The Battle of the River Plate (1956), A Night to Remember (1958), and Sink the Bismarck! (1960).[2]

Personal life[edit]

His wife, whom he divorced, was named Anne. They had two children.[2]


He died 27 March 2017 at the age of 96.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Lentz, Harris III (August 2017). "Richard Beale, 96". Classic Images (506): 49. 
  2. ^ a b c d Hadoke, Toby (May 21, 2017). "Obituary - Richard Beale, actor who starred in EastEnders". The Herald. Archived from the original on 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 

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