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Born in Nairobi, Kenya
Died in London, England, UK
Birth NameWilliam Mervyn Pickwoad
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

William Mervyn was born on January 3, 1912 in Nairobi, Kenya as William Mervyn Pickwoad. He was an actor, known for The Ruling Class (1972), Silas Marner (1964) and The Eustace Diamonds (1959). He was married to Anne Margaret Payne-Cook. He died on August 6, 1976 in London, England.

Spouse (1)

Anne Margaret Payne-Cook (1943 - 6 August 1976) ( his death) ( 3 children)

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Father of Michael Pickwoad and Richard Pickwoad, and grandfather of Amy Pickwoad.
Stage and television actor, born in Kenya. London debut in 1946 in "The Guinea Pig" at the Criterion Theatre, following five years with repertory companies. Best known as Chief Inspector Rose in three television series of the 60's: The Odd Man (1960),It's Dark Outside (1964) and Mr. Rose (1967).
Advertised anything, from cameras to sponge cakes, in numerous television commercials in the 1960's.

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