Tony Caunter

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Tony Caunter
Anthony Patrick Caunter

(1937-09-22) 22 September 1937 (age 84)
Southampton, England
Years active1962–2018
Spouse(s)Frances Wallace

Anthony Patrick Caunter (born 22 September 1937) is a British actor best known for his role as Jack Shepherd in the Yorkshire TV sitcom Queenie's Castle and also his portrayal of Roy Evans in EastEnders from 1994 to 2003.[1][2][3][4]

The second son of Annie Mary and Roy Hobert Caunter, Caunter attended Worthing and Westcliff High Schools, before service in the RAF and training as an actor at LAMDA. Caunter has an older brother, Roger. Caunter's mother died when he was 11 years old. Caunter is married to Frances Wallace and has four children. They live in East Sussex.

His numerous television credits include Crown Court, Z-Cars, The Avengers, London's Burning, Home to Roost, Queenie's Castle, The Saint, The Champions, Dixon of Dock Green, Catweazle, The Main Chance, The Professionals, The Sweeney, Minder, Pennies From Heaven, Westbeach, Howards' Way, Lovejoy, May to December, Boon, Heartbeat, Juliet Bravo and The Scarlet Pimpernel. He played Titanic's chief officer Henry Wilde in S.O.S. Titanic. In The Chief, he played Deputy Chief Constable Arthur Quine.

He appeared in the Doctor Who stories The Crusade, Colony in Space and Enlightenment. He also appeared in Blake's 7.



  1. ^ Jaffee, Larry (1 August 2009). Albert Square and Me: The Actors of EastEnders. iUniverse. ISBN 978-1-4401-5987-9.
  2. ^ Wilkes, Neil (6 October 2002). "Caunter dropped from "EastEnders"". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  3. ^ "EastEnders' Roy Evans to leave". 6 October 2002. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  4. ^ Davies, Caroline (29 November 2001). "The Windsors make it a double at the Queen Vic". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 14 April 2020.

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