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Walter Sparrow

Walter Leonard Sparrow was an English film and television actor best known for his appearance as Duncan in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner. He began his career as a stand up comedian before turning to drama and performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He made his movie debut in 1965's Dr.Terror's House of Horrors. As well as Robin Hood, Sparrow appeared in more than 30 films, including I Hired A Contract Killer, The Accidental Tourist, The Secret Garden, Now & Then, Jane Eyre, Ever After and Treasure Island. He also appeared in over 50 television guest spots on both American and British TV. One of his more notable guest appearances was in the 1989 episode Danger UXD of the sitcom Only Fools and Horses, which had 16.1 million viewers, as porn shop owner Dirty Barry.


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Born:
Jan 22, 1927 In Eltham, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
39
First Appeared:
In the series No Hiding Place 1959-09-16
Latest Project:
Movie Prometheus 1999-04-16
Known For
Poster of EverAfter
Poster of The Secret Garden
Poster of Smith and Jones: The Home-Made Xmas Video
Poster of Young Sherlock Holmes
Filmography
Movie Simon Magus Benjamin 1999-02-17
Movie Prometheus Grandad 1999-04-16
Movie EverAfter Maurice 1998-07-31
Series Dalziel and Pascoe Unknown 1996-03-16
Movie Now and Then Crazy Pete 1995-10-20
Series The Thin Blue Line Unknown 1995-11-13
Movie Dirtysomething Unknown 1994-04-06
Series Anna Lee Unknown 1994-02-27
Series Harry's Mad Unknown 1993-01-04
Movie The Secret Garden Ben Weatherstaff 1993-08-13
Movie Memento Mori Stall Holder 1992-04-19
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1992-04-10
Movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Duncan 1991-06-14
Movie Let Him Have It Nightwatchman 1991-10-04
Series Gone to the Dogs Stretch 1991-11-29
Movie I Hired a Contract Killer Receptionist 1990-10-12
Series The Paradise Club Barney Bailey 1989-09-19
Series Birds of a Feather Ernie 1989-10-16
Series The Storyteller Unknown 1988-05-15
Movie The Accidental Tourist Hot Dog Vendor 1988-12-23
Movie Smith and Jones: The Home-Made Xmas Video Grandfather 1987-12-23
Series Casualty Archie Farrell 1986-09-06
Movie Young Sherlock Holmes Ethan Engel 1985-12-04
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series Private Schulz Unknown 1981-05-06
Series Only Fools and Horses Unknown 1981-09-08
Series Shoestring Unknown 1979-09-30
Series Angels Unknown 1975-09-01
Series Rumpole of the Bailey Unknown 1975-12-17
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Series Budgie Unknown 1971-04-09
Movie Edna: The Inebriate Woman Common Lodging House Proprietor 1971-10-21
Movie Zeta One Stage Manager 1969-12-01
Series The Champions Unknown 1968-09-25
Movie Die Gentlemen bitten zur Kasse Unknown 1966-02-08
Series King of the River Unknown 1966-07-06
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Series The Wednesday Play Unknown 1964-09-30
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16