† Feb 17 1937 – Sep 28 2017*
A very well respected character actor, probably best known for his portrayal of the peaceable Mr Bennett in the much admired 1995 BBC version of 'Pride & Prejudice', though he has had a quite slow-building TV career. After serving in the Army, he secured a few roles through the '60s before finding his feet in the popular period dramas of the early '70s, such as 'The Pallisers', 'The Bronte's of Haworth', and 'Clayhanger'.
|Losing his patience with his cheeky mod employees in 'Quadrophenia' (1979)|
|In 'The New Statesman' with the late Rik Mayall|
|As Julie Walters's accountant and client in 'Personal Services' (1987)|
*(Edit: Oct 2, 2017. Very sad to hear that Benjamin Whitrow has died. One of those actors who seems like he would be the ideal next-door neighbour. Which I mean as no faint praise.)