Tony Buffery (2005)
|Born||Anthony Walter Harold Buffery|
9 September 1939
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
|Died||26 December 2015(aged 76)|
|Occupation||Actor, Comedian, Educator, Psychologist|
Anthony Walter Harold Buffery (9 September 1939 – 26 December 2015) was a British actor, comedian, and writer who also had a career in academic psychology.
Buffery got his start in the Cambridge Footlights, but his place in the London Footlights Revue was taken over by Graham Chapman (later of Monty Python) when Buffery chose an academic career over one in entertainment.
I do remember that in one year - probably 1967 - Clive [James] did a two-man show with Tony Buffery... who had been part of the 1963 Footlights show Cambridge Circus which featured John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, and David Hatch, but who as a committed graduate student had not gone with it on its professional tour to the West End and elsewhere. He was - probably still is - an astonishingly funny man not least physically, and I know that Clive always admired him no end.
As a member of the Footlights, Buffery contributed to the writing, music, and/or performance of many of the troupe's productions in the 1960s, including:
Buffery died in December 2015 at the age of 76.