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Harold Bennett

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About Harold Bennett

Archive obituary> <Daily Telegraph, September 16, 1981>

HAROLD BENNETT

Harold Bennett, who has died aged 82, was the television actor who played young Mr Grace in the television series "Are You Being Served?" He had left the stage during the depression of the 1930s but re-entered show business when at 65 he retired from a career as a desogner-draughtsman with a lighting company.

He began working as an extra in films and was discovered by the television producer David Croft in a production of "The Rose and the Ring". After that he was rarely out of work.

He was born in Hastings and became an apprentice jeweller before going into the theatre where he worked with Noel Coward, Donald Wolfit and Henry Ainley. In television he appeared with Jimmy Edwards in "Whacko" and was Mr Blewitt in "Dad's Army". He first appeared as the boss of Grace Brothers in 1973.

In recent years he appeared in the television production of "Clayhanger", a Royal Shakespeare Company production of "London Assurance", Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" and an Open University production of Chekhov's "The Three Sisters."

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Harold Bennett's Timeline

1899
September 17, 1899
1981
September 15, 1981
Age 81