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John Fortune


Born - 30 June 1939, Bristol, Gloucestershire, UK
Died - 31 December 2013

Genial, dark-haired, owl-faced English comedic performer, born John Wood and famous for his radio and TV duologues in harness with fellow humorist John Bird. On TV from 1961, notably in the feature-length My Father Knew Lloyd George (1965), he also made typically quirky appearances in a few films: Take a Girl Like You (1969), The Cobblers of Umbridge (1973), Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984), England, My England (1995), Maybe Baby (2000), Saving Grace (2000), The Tailor of Panama (2001), Calendar Girls (2003) and Woody Allen's Match Point (2005), his last. He died following a stroke.