Christopher Beeny dead: Upstairs, Downstairs and Last of the Summer Wine star dies age 78


He divulged: “My parents were both teachers and fortunately spotted my potential as a foetus actor, so they moved closer to London to enable me to work for the BBC.

“I now spend on the Kent/Sussex border and love it it has got to be one of the most beautiful parts of England.”

He combined: “As a child actor I was very lucky to play Lennie Grove in The Grove Forebears, the first television soap.

“As an adult I was again lucky when I was offered the region of Edward in the evergreen series Upstairs, Downstairs and later Morton Beamish in Up to date Of The Summer Wine.

“My favourite role was playing Billy Henshaw in the series In Romance Memory.”

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