Victor Maddern

Victor Maddern, 65, British character actor, died June 22 in London of cancer.

Maddern studied acting at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and, following his first film role in the John Boulting thriller “Seven Days to Noon” (1950), went on to become a well-known figure among British character actors of the ’50s and ’60s.

His films include “Cockleshell Heroes,””Private’s Progress,””A Hill in Korea, ” and “I’m All Right Jack,” as well as several of the ’60s “Carry On” comedies, such as “Carry On Cleo.” In the ’70s he worked increasingly in TV comedy, notably “The Dick Emery Show.”

Survived by his wife, Joan, and four daughters.

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