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'Allo 'Allo and Porridge actor Sam Kelly dies aged 70

Actor Sam Kelly, who starred in hit sitcoms Porridge and 'Allo 'Allo has died aged 70, his agent has announced.

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Sam Kelly: Highlights of a career spanning five decades

Actor Sam Kelly starred in a number of iconic British sitcoms in a career that spanned five decades.

  • Born in Manchester on December 19, 1943
  • Trained at London Academy of Dramatic Arts in the early 1960s
  • First big break in Porridge, playing Bunny Warren
  • Later appeared in hit sitcom 'Allo 'Allo, set in occupied France
  • Also appeared in several films, Common People, Honest and Nanny McPhee
  • Later TV work includes appearances in sitcoms Black Books and Outnumbered.
  • Recently starred iin West End musical Wicked, playing the Wizard of Oz, a role he had to withdraw from due to illness.

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