Anthony Valentine

Mostly Credited As: Anthony Valentine
Birth Name: Anthony Valentine
Date Of Birth: August 17, 1939 (Age 76)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Date Of Death: December 02, 2015
Cause Of Death: Parkinson's Disease, Guildford, Surrey, UK
Height: 6' (1.82 m)

Anthony Valentine

Anthony Valentine was born on August 17, 1939, at Blackburn in Lancashire, England. His parents moved to London when he was four and he had what he describes as an 'intermittent' education between theatrical work, studying at the Valerie Glynne School and Acton County Grammar School. His first professional appearance was at the age of ten, in a film entitled 'No Way Back'. At eleven, he was working regularly for BBC Television; one of his earliest roles was that of Harry Wharton in that most famous of children's serials 'Billy Bunter' . The same year he sang at Sadler's Wells in a season of Italian Opera. He also appeared in such programmes as 'Vice Versa', 'Children Of The New Forest', and 'Whirligig'. At thirteen came his first major film role and at sixteen he made his first appearance in the West End of London.

Throughout his teenage years he continued to work extensively in Radio, Television, Film and Theatre around the country. Since then he has starred in many television series. He played A.J. Raffles in the Yorkshire TV series 'Raffles', Major Mohn in 'Colditz', Toby Meres in 'Callan', and starred with Margaret Lockwood in 'Justice'. He did three series of 'The Knock' as George Webster, 'Body and Soul' for Carlton, 'The Commander' for Lynda La Plante and for Columbia Tri-Star in Los Angeles 'The Fifth Corner'. Other series include 'Waking The Dead', Judge John Deed', 'Minder', 'Sherlock Holmes', 'Hannay', 'Riders', 'After The War', 'Robin Of Sherwood', 'The House of Elliot', 'Lovejoy' and 'An Age Of Kings'. Anthony played Sir Laurence Olivier's son Erhart in Olivier's first television drama, Henrik Ibsen's 'John Gabriel Borkman'.

Other television includes 'Dangerous Corner', Ivor Novello's 'The Dancing Years' and 'New Tricks'. His films include 'Jefferson in Paris', 'Masada', 'Escape to Athena', 'The The Devil A Daughter', 'Performance', 'The Terrorist', 'The Dirty Dozen', 'Fatal Mission', 'American Cuisine', 'The Monster Club', 'The Damned' and 'Two Men Went to War'.

His first West End theatre work includes 'Hans Andersen' at the Palladium, 'Sleuth', 'No Sex Please, We're British', 'Half A Sixpence', 'Two Stars For Comfort' and 'The Shifting Heart'. At the Royal Court Theatre he appeared in the London premieres of Arnold Wesker's 'Chicken Soup With Barley' in which he played Ronnie, and Anne Jellicoe's 'The Sport Of My Mad Mother'. Anthony was last in the West End at Wyndham's Theatre in 'Art' and at The Lyric Hammersmith in 'The White Devil'. He also wrote and directed 'The Waiting Game' at The Mill at Sonning and recently appeared there in 'Separate Tables'. His latest television roles are in an episode of Agatha Christie's 'Poirot' and a further episode of 'The Commander' in which he reprises his role of Commissioner Edward Sumpter. He has also appeared as Jimmy Vincent in ITV's 'The Last Detective'.

Anthony died peacefully in his sleep on 2nd December, 2015. He had been suffering from Parkinson's Disease for several years, but he did not let this illness affect either his sense of humour or his enjoyment of life. His wife, the actress Susan Skipper said that "Tony was my best friend and it was a privilege to know, love and care for him."

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Anthony is married to the actress Susan Skipper whom he met during a production of Ivor Novello's 'The Dancing Years'.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Commander (2003)As: Detective Assistant Commissioner Edward Sumpter (II) (2005-2008)
The Fear (1988)As: Tony Slater
Raffles (1975)As: A.J. Raffles
Colditz (1972)As: Major Horst Mohn
Justice (1971) (1971)As: James Eliot
Codename (1970)As: Philip West
Callan (1967)As: Toby Meres (Episodes 2-22 and 34-44.)
Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962)As: Bruce Cameron
"A" for Andromeda (1961) (1961)As: Corporal
Episode Cast Credits 

Coronation Street (1960) 
  Mon Mar 15, 2010 [Episode 2] 51x54: (Mar/15/2010) As George Wilson 
  Fri Mar 12, 2010 [Episode 2] 51x52: (Mar/12/2010) As George Wilson 
  Fri Mar 12, 2010 [Episode 1] 51x51: (Mar/12/2010) As George Wilson 
  Thu Mar 11, 2010 51x50: (Mar/11/2010) As George Wilson 

Casualty (1986) 
  The Price We Pay 23x36: (May/02/2009) As Edward 

Heartbeat (1992) 
  This Happy Breed 15x22: (May/28/2006) As Mac MacKenzie 

Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989) 
  After the Funeral 10x03: (Mar/26/2006) As Giovanni Gallaccio 

New Tricks (2003) 
  Creative Problem Solving 02x05: (Jun/06/2005) As Les Spitz Sr 

Judge John Deed (2001) 
  Abuse of Power 02x02: (Nov/28/2002) As Clive Brill QC 

Waking the Dead (2001) 
  A Simple Sacrifice (2) 01x08: (Jul/03/2001) As Patrick Mantel 
  A Simple Sacrifice (1) 01x07: (Jul/02/2001) As Patrick Mantel 

The Bill (1984) 
  Too Many Cooks 14x110: (Dec/01/1998) As Paul Chambers 

Noel's Telly Years (1996) 
  Series 2, 1977 02x01: (Jan/10/1997) As Himself 

Van der Valk (1972) 
  The Ties That Bind [ 2 hrs ] 05x01: (Feb/05/1992) As Charles Mehra 

The House of Eliott (1991) 
  Episode Twelve 01x12: (Nov/16/1991) As Victor Stride 
  Episode Eleven 01x11: (Nov/09/1991) As Victor Stride 

Sherlock Holmes (1984) (1984) 
  The Illustrious Client 05x05: (Mar/21/1991) As Baron Gruner 

Lovejoy (1986) 
  Just Desserts 02x01: (Jan/06/1991) As Michael Seymour 
  The Judas Pair 01x05: (Feb/07/1986) As Michael Seymour 

Hannay (1988) 
  Coup De Grace 02x01: (Jan/31/1989) As Sir Marcus Leonard 

Robin of Sherwood (1984) 
  The Enchantment 02x04: (Mar/30/1985) As Simon De Belleme 
  Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (2) 01x02: (Apr/28/1984) As Simon De Belleme 
  Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (1) 01x01: (Apr/28/1984) As Simon De Belleme 

Play of the Month (1965) 
  Dangerous Corner 16x01: (May/22/1983) As Charles Stanton 

Bergerac (1981) 
  Prime Target 02x04: (Jan/30/1983) As Lionel 

Tales of the Unexpected (1979) 
  The Absence of Emily 05x14: (Jul/25/1982) As Bob 
  I'll be Seeing You 03x08: (Dec/14/1980) As Roland Trent 

Airline (1982) (1982) 
  Look After Number One 01x01: (Jan/03/1982) As Marlowe 

Hammer House of Horror (1980) 
  Carpathian Eagle 01x09: (Nov/08/1980) As Cliff, [Starring Roles]

Minder (1979) 
  Aces High - And Sometimes Very Low 01x06: (Dec/03/1979) As Maurice Michaelson, [Starring Roles]

Space: 1999 (1975) 
  War Games 01x04: (Nov/07/1975) As Male Alien, [Starring Roles]

Raffles (1975) 
  The Amateur Cracksman (Sep/10/1975) As A.J. Raffles 

Thriller (UK) (1973) 
  The Crazy Kill 05x04: (May/03/1975) As Garard 

Colditz (1972) 
  Arrival of a Hero 02x01: (Jan/07/1974) As Major Horst Mohn 

Budgie (1971) 
  Grandee Hotel 01x04: (Apr/30/1971) As Jeff Staines 

Department S (1969) 
  The Soup of the Day 01x28: (Mar/17/1970) As Gregory 

Callan (1967) 
  The Good Ones are All Dead 01x02: (Jul/08/1967) As Toby Meres 

The Avengers (1961) 
  The Bird Who Knew Too Much 05x05: (Feb/11/1967) As Cunliffe 

An Age of Kings (1960) 
  Richard III (Part 2): the Boar Hunt 01x15: (Nov/17/1960) As Marquess of Dorset 
  Richard III (Part 1): the Dangerous Brother 01x14: (Nov/03/1960) As Marquess of Dorset 
  Henry VI (Part 5): the Sun in Splendour 01x13: (Oct/20/1960) As Post 
  Henry VI (Part 4): the Morning's War 01x12: (Oct/06/1960) As Sir John Mortimer 
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