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Name  Anthony Sagar

Role  Television actor

Died  January 24, 1973, London, United Kingdom
TV shows  The Moonstone, It's Murder. But Is It Art?

Anthony Sagar (19 June 1920 – 24 January 1973) was an English character actor and a member of the National Theatre. Although rarely receiving top billing, he was regarded as a stalwart and appeared in many well-known films (including seven of the Carry On series) and in many television sitcoms and dramas such as The Moonstone, Dad's Army, The Avengers and Steptoe and Son.

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Career

James Anthony Sagar was born in Burnley, Lancashire and his early career was largely in film and stage. His first television role, in Dixon of Dock Green, came at the age of 36. He stayed with police dramas, appearing in Z-Cars, Special Branch and New Scotland Yard. Other television roles included Ernie Kidd in Swallows and Amazons (1963), Sergeant Harris in Doomwatch (1970) and Parker in Spyder's Web (1972), as well as appearances in The Avengers (1969) and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969).

Sagar shared the screen with many greats of British cinema. In addition to appearing in seven Carry On films he also appeared as a coxswain in Barnacle Bill (1957), a customs official in Law and Disorder (1958), the Sergeant of the Guards in I Was Monty's Double (1958), an instructor's assistant in The Bulldog Breed (1960), a drunk in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) and Hill in The Offence (1972).

Theatre appearances included The Hollow at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton (1953), The Gay Dog at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton (1954), Joe in The Ring of Truth at the Savoy Theatre (1959), There’s a Girl in My Soup at the Golders Green Hippodrome (1966), and Percy Elliott in Epitaph for George Dillon for the National Theatre at the Young Vic (1971).

He appeared in two episodes of the popular BBC comedy Dad's Army - as Drill Sergeant Gregory in Room at the Bottom (1969) and as the Sergeant Major in Fallen Idol (1970); he also played a Police Sergeant in the 1971 film version.

He died in Kensington in London on 24 January 1973 aged just 52.

References

Anthony Sagar Wikipedia


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