Sam Beazley

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Sam Beazley
Born(1916-03-29)29 March 1916
Kensington, London, England
Died12 June 2017(2017-06-12) (aged 101)
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Sam Beazley (29 March 1916 – 12 June 2017) was a British actor.[1][2]


Beazley was born in Kensington, London,.[3] the son of Gordon and Nelto Beazley.[2] He began acting professionally as a teenager in the early 1930s, including appearances with John Gielgud in productions of Hamlet (1934) and Romeo and Juliet (1935).[4]

After serving in World War II, he owned an antique shop for several decades. At the age of 75, Beazley returned to acting, and subsequently appeared in a variety of stage and film productions, as well he became a painter in his nineties.[5][6]

A 2010 article by Nicholas de Jongh in The Independent described "the amazing" Beazley as "the last theatre survivor of his generation".[4] Beazley died on 12 June 2017 at the age of 101.[7]



  1. ^ "British actor Sam Beazley who starred in Harry Potter dies aged 101". Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b de Jongh, Nicholas (11 July 2017). "Sam Beazley obituary". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Birth info". Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b Nicholas de Jongh, "Dangerous liaisons: The secret life of John Gielgud", The Independent, 15 February 2010.
  5. ^ Garald Isaaman, "Feature: Exhibition – Sam Beazley's paintings is at the Millinery Works Gallery until August 28", Islington Tribune, 19 August 2010.
  6. ^ John Freedman, "Playhouse of the World", The Moscow Times, 20 March 1998.
  7. ^ "Sam BEAZLEY Obituary". The Times. Retrieved 8 February 2018.

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