Dennis Chinnery

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Dennis Chinnery
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in Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Dennis Arthur Robert Chinnery

(1927-05-14)14 May 1927
Died29 February 2012(2012-02-29) (aged 84)
Alma mater RADA
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s)Pat Kerr (?-2012) (his death)

Dennis Chinnery (14 May 1927 – 29 February 2012) was a British actor, noted for his performances in television. [1] [2]


Following National service in the navy, he studied acting at RADA, graduating in 1949. [3] [4] His theatre work included appearances at the Old Vic. [5]

His TV credits include: Hancock's Half Hour , Dixon of Dock Green , Z-Cars , Softly, Softly , The Saint , The Avengers , The Prisoner , The Champions , Public Eye , Special Branch , Oh Brother! , The Laughter of a Fool, Thriller and Survivors . [6]

He also appeared in three Doctor Who serials - The Chase , [7] Genesis of the Daleks and The Twin Dilemma . [8] The character Dr Chinnery in The League of Gentlemen was named after him. He was born at Romford, Essex, to Arthur F Chinnery and his wife Dorothy (née Mills).

Chinnery was also an artist and painter. [9] [10] [11]

Partial filmography

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  2. III, Harris M. Lentz (19 April 2013). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012. McFarland. ISBN   9781476603858 via Google Books.
  3. Webber, Richard (31 January 2011). Fifty Years Of Hancock's Half Hour. Random House. ISBN   9781446409985 via Google Books.
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  5. Wearing, J. P. (16 September 2014). The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN   9780810893085 via Google Books.
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  8. "Dennis Chinnery". BFI.
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  11. "Redgrave Theatre".

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