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Patrick Waddington
Born 19th August 1903
Died 4th February 1987
First appearance The Showing Up of Corporal Jones (television)
Last appearance The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Walker (television)
Series 1 and 2 (television)
Episode count 2 (television)

Patrick Waddington (1903-1987) played a brigadier in Dad's Army.


Early life and career

Patrick Waddington was born in York. Born of a long line of piano manufacturers, he was educated at Gresham's School in Holt, North Norfolk.

Early acting career[]

Playing both leading roles and later character roles, Patrick appeared in over twenty films.

Dad's Army[]


Patrick Waddington in The Showing Up of Corporal Jones

Patrick played the brigadier in The Showing Up of Corporal Jones and The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Walker.

Final years and death[]

Patrick Waddington died back in York, February 4th, 1987,aged 83.


  • Patrick was also an author, singer and stage manager of the Theatre Royal in York.
  • In 1951 he became the General Secretary of the Actors Charitable Trust.