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Jack Woolgar

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Jack Woolgar (1913-1978)
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Jack Woolgar

Born: Mon 15th September 1913
Died: Fri 14th July 1978 (age: 64)



Jack Woolgar  was a British character actor working in television and film in the 1960s and 1970s.

He played Sergeant Arnold the Doctor Who serial The Web of Fear.

Woolgar was often cast as a dirty old tramp. Due to lifelong chest problems, he was able to produce a bubbling hacking cough at will, and appeared as the coal miner father in Stand Up, Nigel Barton, an autobiographical play by Dennis Potter. In addition he had parts in an episode of The Avengers ("The Living Dead"), The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe, The Sweeney ("Jigsaw"). He also appeared as Sam Carne in the soap opera Crossroads.