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John Comer

John Comer (died 1984) was a British comic actor. He starred in the television series I Didn't Know You Cared, Last of the Summer Wine and All Our Saturdays. Born and brought up in Stretford, Lancashire, Comer gained an engineering apprenticeship at Metropolitan-Vickers, Trafford Park. Comer began his career performing a comedy routine around local social clubs and pubs in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1952, with his younger brother Tony, he performed in a children's theatre production for local schools in Stretford.[citation needed] The siblings then formed a double act named the Comer Brothers. In 1957 the brothers began a regular slot at the Manchester Apollo, performing a variety act entitled Comer's Cottage. In 1958 the Comer Brothers participated in an ITV talent show called Bid for Fame and began working for Butlin's. In 1959 they won first prize in the Butlin's National Talent Contest, winning £1,000 and a film contract with the Boulting Brothers. In 1959 the Boulting Brothers cast John and Tony Comer in the film I'm All Right Jack, in which they starred alongside Peter Sellers and Richard Attenborough as trade union shop stewards. Their next film roles were in 1961, when they featured alongside Rita Tushingham in A Taste of Honey. However shortly afterwards Tony decided to leave showbusiness and returned to full-time work at Metropolitan-Vickers, while John decided to continue pursuing his film career. He appeared in the Boulting Brothers' 1967 film The Family Way as a father-of-the-bride to Hayley Mills's character, whose father John Mills portrayed her father-in-law. He gained a recurring role in 1973 as the primary supporting role of Sid in the new BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. He also starred in a long-running advertising campaign for Home Brew Beer. 1977 saw him appear as Bill Malley in the BBC series "Murder Most English". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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Born:
Mar 1, 1924 In Manchester, Anglie
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the movie Hell Is a City 1960-04-10
Latest Project:
Movie Serena 2014-10-12
Known For
Poster of Potter's Picture Palace
Poster of Survivors
Poster of Last of the Summer Wine
Poster of The Avengers
Filmography
Movie Serena Beggar 2014-10-12
Movie Man on a Ledge Correction Officer 2012-01-13
Movie Caligula's Spawn Flavius 2009-09-07
Movie The Pagan Queen Farmer 1 2009-09-08
Movie Pride and Glory NYPD Football Player 2008-09-09
Movie Slaves of the Realm Tarka 2003-03-10
Movie Zatracení Stephen 2002-02-07
Movie Chained Heat 2001: Slave Lovers Elron 2001-01-16
Movie Dakota Bound McCracken 2001-11-12
Movie Fatal Conflict Bean 2000-11-10
Movie Memoirs of a Survivor Man Delivering Emily 1981-09-01
Series Nice Work 1980-10-15
Movie A Little Outing Dad 1977-10-20
Series Potter's Picture Palace 1976-09-13
Series Survivors Unknown 1975-04-16
Series I Didn't Know You Cared Les Brandon 1975-08-27
Movie South Riding Unknown 1974-09-16
Movie Leeds United! Billy Crane 1974-10-31
Movie The Lovers! Geoffrey's Dad 1973-01-01
Series Last of the Summer Wine Sid 1973-01-04
Movie Kisses at Fifty George 1973-01-22
Series All Our Saturdays Unknown 1973-02-14
Movie Song at Twilight Mr. Calthrop 1973-02-05
Movie Dr. Phibes Rises Again Ship's Officer 1972-07-01
Movie The Fishing Party Unknown 1972-06-01
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Movie Villain Waiter at House of Commons 1971-05-26
Movie Wuthering Heights Unknown 1970-06-09
Movie There's a Girl in My Soup John, the porter 1970-12-15
Series Castle Haven 1969-03-31
Movie The Family Way Leslie Piper 1966-12-18
Movie Rotten to the Core Policeman (Uncredited) 1965-07-14
Movie Heavens Above! Butcher 1963-05-20
Series The Avengers Groom 1961-01-07
Movie Hell Is a City Plainclothes Police Driver (uncredited) 1960-04-10