William Abney (actor)
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William Abney Actor

William Edward Charles Wootton Abney (7 January 1921 - 9 August 1997) played Reverend Copley on Coronation Street in 1977, and Jim Lorimer in 1980. His other television credits include The Adventures of William Tell, Crossroads, Special Branch, Play for Today, All Creatures Great and Small, Robin's Nest and The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

The son of Henry Charles Wootton Abney, of the landed gentry family of Abney of Measham Hall, Derbyshire, by his wife, Janet Bentley Littlejohn, Abney was educated at Cranleigh School and the Central School of Speech and Drama.

As a film actor, Abney appeared in Horrors of the Black Museum (1959), Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960), Two-Way Stretch, (1960), Cone of Silence (1960), The City of the Dead (1960), Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973), The Legacy (1979), North Sea Hijack (1980) and Curse of the Pink Panther (1983).

As a writer, Abney wrote the story for "Poor Butterfly" (1969), an episode of Journey to the Unknown (TV series).


Year Title Role Notes
1953 Martim Lutero
1957 The Steel Bayonet Artillery Officer
1959 Horrors of the Black Museum Patrol Constable #1
1959 The Night We Dropped a Clanger 2nd German Sentry
1960 Two-Way Stretch Visiting Room Warder
1960 Never Take Sweets from a Stranger 1st Policeman
1960 Cone of Silence First Officer
1960 The City of the Dead Policeman
1961 Middle Course Jaghorst
1962 Flight from Singapore Flight Lt. Bob Elliott
1963 On the Run Jock McKay
1964 We Shall See Shaw
1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days Voss
1978 The Legacy Butler
1979 North Sea Hijack Gail
1983 Curse of the Pink Panther Hugo the Houseman


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