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 careerEdit

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

Dad's ArmyEdit


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 deathEdit

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.
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