Friday 16 November 2018

Dad's Army star Bill Pertwee dies aged 86

Comedian and actor Bill Pertwee, who played Warden Hodges in Dad's Army, has died, his agent said today
Comedian and actor Bill Pertwee, who played Warden Hodges in Dad's Army, has died, his agent said today

Olivia Goldhill

Dad's Army star Bill Pertwee died peacefully today with his family around him, his agent said.

The actor, who was 86, was known for his role as the air raid warden Hodges in the classic 1970s' comedy.

Agent Meg Poole, of Richard Stone Partnership, said: "He was a really, really nice man. Very bright, very intelligent.

"He came from a big theatrical family, a big show business family, and like all of them it was his life and it was very important to him and he was a hugely professional, very clever man."

Pertwee's wife died several years ago and he is survived by his son, Jonathan, she said.

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