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David Spenser


Born - 12 March 1934, Colombo, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon)
Died - 20 July 2013

Dark, soft-voiced British juvenile player whose olive complexion often found him cast as Indians or other foreign nationals in films, as he found more fulfilling work on stage. After playing Just William on radio, and Hurree Singh in TV's Billy Bunter series, he entered films with Conflict of Wings (1954). Roles that followed were often demeaning and included work in The Stranglers of Bombay (1959), In Search of the Castaways (1962), The Earth Dies Screaming (1964), Battle Beneath the Earth (1967) and Carry On Up the Khyber (1968), his last. Later he became a well-respected director of radio drama. Born David de Saram, his younger brother is the actor Jeremy Spenser.