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Maurice Denham OBE (born William Maurice Denham, 23 December 1909 – 24 July 2002) was an British actor who appeared in many roles over a long and prolific career.


Denham was born in Beckenham, Kent, the son of Eleanor Winifred (née Lillico) and Norman Denham.[1] He was educated at Tonbridge School and trained as an elevator engineer. Denham eventually became an actor in 1934 and appeared in live television broadcasts as early as 1938, continuing to perform in that medium until 1997.

Denham initially made his name in radio comedy series such as ITMA and Much Binding in the Marsh, and later became known for his work in film, theatre, and television.

Radio Career[]

In addition to his early comedy roles, Denham is notable for his long association with Peter Tinniswood, playing "Father" in all the various "Winston" series. He starred in the acclaimed productions of Beyond the Pale by William Trevor, and A Slight Ache by Harold Pinter. He also played Inspector Maigret in several series beginning in 1976[2].

List of Radio Roles[]

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