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Kenneth J. Warren

Postby RodCrosby » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:30 pm

This bald-headed Australian actor appeared as long-lost son Arthur Steptoe in the episode "Cuckoo in the Nest" - a favourite of mine.

He was a successful stage actor, but seemed to be typecast in films as heavies or psychopaths, strangely often cast in mute roles. I don't know whether that was because of his Australian accent or for some other reason.

The Steptoe episode may well have been his biggest on-screen speaking part.

He died very young in 1973, aged just 43. I wonder if you have any further info on him, in particular cause of death.
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Postby PhilGlass » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:21 am

I know this was posted a while ago- I've only just noticed it. www.britmovie.co.uk has his death listed as a suicide from an overdose, but gives no reason. What a tragic loss of such a great talent.
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Postby Rian » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:51 am

wow yes very young and so sad
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Postby Archie » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:01 pm

I saw the bloke in such 60's / 70's programmes like The Champions , Department S etc.

He was only 43 crickey he was younger than me :(
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Postby bob » Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:36 am

I think everyone's younger than you Archie !!!!!
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Postby Archie » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:15 pm

Aye I'll soon be ready for one of those nice old peoples homes in the country :cry:
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Postby bob » Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:02 pm

OOHHH Sounds Nice, I'll come with you and we can watch Steptoe all day in the Rest Room (That's NOT a toilet in the UK Harold !!)
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Postby Arthur Philpott » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:43 pm

Kenneth J.Warren played American Sgt. "Mac" Macluskey in Sixties Action Drama series "Court Martial" which Starred Bradford Dillman & Peter Graves (later of "Mission:Impossible" fame)

"Mac" was right hand man to U.S.Army Lawyers Capt. David Young (Dillman) & Major Frank Whittaker (Graves) who were normally alternately featured in this early Sixties TV Series....a sort of early version of "J.A.G."

Warren can be seen in "The Avengers" ("Epic"), and "The Saint" episodes "The Fiction Makers" & "Where the Money Is", plus was also in an episode of "The Baron".

Kenneth J.Warren was a fine Actor....equally good at Drama or Comedy....sad he died so young !
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Postby PhilGlass » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:54 pm

An interesting thing...

We all know Kenneth J. Warren played in 'Steptoe and Son' in 1970.

But he also starred alongside Wilfrid Brambell ON STAGE in the musical 'The Canterbury Tales', (1968 - 1969) so 'Cuckoo In The Nest' was their second time working together!!

I have just bought this LP from ebay and will be transferring to CD very soon!!
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Postby Archie » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:04 pm

I bought the programme from the play on E Bay a few months back and posted a pic here -

http://www.albertandharold.co.uk/forum/ ... sc&start=0
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Postby PhilGlass » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:25 pm

Archie

Yeah I noticed that, wonderful picture thanks!!

The 'Canterbury Tales' soundtrack is fantastic, Wilf does really well in it (as always).

I might post a few tracks somewhere, if I can work out how!!
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