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Erik Chitty

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Occupation  Actor
Role  Film actor
Years active  1937-1977
Education  Dover College
Children  3
Ex-spouse  Hester Bevan
Name  Erik Chitty

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Born  8 July 1907 (1907-07-08) Dover, Kent, England
Died  July 22, 1977, London Borough of Brent, United Kingdom
Movies and TV shows  Please Sir!, Doctor Zhivago, A Bridge Too Far, The Deadly Assassin, Emergency – Ward 10
Similar People  Noel Howlett, Liz Gebhardt, Nathan H Juran, Maurice Jarre, David Lean

Erik Chitty (8 July 1907 in Dover, Kent – 22 July 1977 Brent, Middlesex), was an English film and television actor.


Early life

Chitty was the son of a flour miller. He attended Dover College and Jesus College, Cambridge where he was one of the founders of the Cambridge University Mummers, before training at RADA and becoming a professional actor. He then ran his own repertory company in Frinton-on-Sea.


His television credits included a major role as the aged "Mr. Smith" in Please Sir!, and multiple appearances in Dad's Army, Raffles, Doctor Who, Danger Man, Maigret, Man About the House and The Goodies. He appeared in the TV musical Pickwick for the BBC in 1969.

Personal life

Chitty was married to the former actress Hester Bevan and had two daughters and one son. He was also a keen genealogist.


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