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Eric Flynn

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Cause of death  Cancer
Occupation  actor

Name  Eric Flynn
Role  Film actor
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Full Name  Eric William Flynn
Born  13 December 1939 (1939-12-13) Hainan Island, China
Died  March 4, 2002, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
Children  Jerome Flynn, Johnny Flynn, Daniel Flynn, Lillie Flynn, Kerry Flynn
Spouse  Caroline Flynn (m. 1981–2002), Fern Flynn (m. 1959–1980)
Movies and TV shows  A Challenge for Robin, Empire of the Sun, Dr Syn - Alias the Scarecrow, Ivanhoe, The Silent Invasion
Similar People  Daniel Flynn, Jerome Flynn, Johnny Flynn, Lillie Flynn, Serena Evans

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Eric William Flynn (13 December 1939 – 4 March 2002) was an English actor and singer.


Early life

Flynn was born on 13 December 1939 on Hainan, where his father was a Customs officer for the Hong Kong government. After the outbreak of war and the Japanese invasion of China, his family spent several years interned in a Japanese prisoner of war camp (50 years later he would play a British prisoner in Steven Spielberg's Empire of The Sun, set in a Japanese prison of war camp in China).

He returned to Britain at the age of 13, and was educated at Chatham House School in Ramsgate. He then gained a scholarship to Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where he met his first wife Fern.


Flynn had many television roles. He appeared as Alan-A-Dale in A Challenge for Robin Hood in 1967, as Germanicus Caesar in the ITV historical drama series, The Caesars, as Leo Ryan in the Doctor Who story "The Wheel in Space" in 1968, as Ivanhoe in a 1970 TV mini-series, and as Major Tom Graham in series five of Freewheelers in 1971.

He was also an established musical theatre actor appearing in shows such as Evita, Annie Get Your Gun, The Sound Of Music, My Fair Lady, A Little Night Music, and Copacabana, starring alongside the likes of Lauren Bacall, Maria Freidman, and Suzi Quatro. He originated the role of Bobby in Stephen Sondheim's Company.


Eric Flynn died of cancer at his home in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on 4 March 2002, aged 62.


Flynn's sons by his first marriage, Jerome and Daniel Flynn are both actors. He also had a daughter, Kerry, by his first marriage. Flynn married his second wife Caroline, a South African, in 1981. His daughter from his second marriage, Lillie Flynn, finished a three-year acting degree at The Central School of Speech and Drama in 2007 and his son, Johnny, is also an actor and singer.

Selected filmography

  • The Silent Invasion (1962)
  • Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow (1963)
  • A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967)
  • Empire of the Sun (1987)
  • The Zero Option (1988)
  • References

    Eric Flynn Wikipedia