British actor Clive Dunn, best known as a bumbling old butcher in the popular World War II sitcom Dad’s Army, has died.
Dunn passed away on Tuesday (local time), his agent Peter Charlesworth said, adding that he believed the actor died in Portugal where he has lived for many years. He was 92.
As Lance-Corporal Jones in Dad’s Army – a hit television series in the 1960s and 1970s about a group of local volunteer members of the Home Guard – Dunn was famous for catchphrases such as “Don’t panic!” and “They don’t like it up ’em.”
I was surprised he was still alive. His character looked old when Dad’s Army was on TV, but in reality he was only in his late 40s!
I didn’t realise Dad’s Army ran for nine years. There were 80 episodes in total.
His character was my favourite one on the show.