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Jonathan Cecil


Born - 22 February 1939, London, England, UK
Died - 22 September 2011

Wry-faced English actor with dark wavy hair, an expert at fops in regency farce and what he once described as 'upper-class twits'. To this end, he was seen in several P G Wodehouse adaptations and later became known for reading the author's books on audio. Born Jonathan Gascoigne-Cecil, he made his theatrical debut in the early 1960s and was in films as early as 1964 with a small role in The Yellow Rolls-Royce. Subsequent films included The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery (1966), Otley (1968), The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970), Up the Front (1972), Barry Lyndon (1975), Joseph Andrews (1977), Rising Damp (1980), And the Ship Sails On (1983), the White Rabbit in a TV production of Alice in Wonderland (1986) and several appearances as Captain Hastings, baffled foil to Peter Ustinov's Poirot in TV movie mysteries. Later he played cameos in Little Dorrit (1988), The Fool (1990), As You Like It (1992), RPM (1998), Fakers (2004) and the short Man and Dog (2010), his last. The first of his two wives was actress Vivien Heilbron. He died from pneumonia after a battle with emphysema.