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Anthony Sharp
Born 16th June 1915
Died 23rd July 1984 (aged 69)
First appearance The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker
Last appearance The Making of Private Pike
Series 2 and 9
Episode count 2

Anthony Sharp (16th June 1915 – 23rd July 1984) played various characters in the Dad's Army franchise.

Biography[]

Early life and career[]

Anthony Sharp was born in Highgate, London, 1915.

Early acting career[]

After graduating LAMDA, Anthony made his stage debut with HV Neilson's Shakespearean touring company in Macbeth at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, February 1938. He first appeared on the screen in the 1946 film They Flew Through Sand.

Dad's Army[]

Anthony Sharp in The Making of Private Pike

Anthony first appeared as a war office brigadier in the lost third second series episode, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker and then as the Colonel in the second ninth series episode, The Making of Private Pike. In the radio version of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker, Anthony's character was played by Jack Watson. He also played Charles Hunter in the original pilot of Dad's Army's radio spin-off, It Sticks Out Half a Mile.

Final years and death[]

Anthony Sharp died in London on July 23rd, 1984, aged 69.

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