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Keith BarronBorn: Wed 8th August 1934 (age: 78)
Born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, Barron became well known to UK television viewers in the early 1960s as the easy-going Detective Sergeant Swift in the Granada TV series The Odd Man and its spin-off It's Dark Outside. His major breakthrough, however, was as Nigel Barton, an avatar of the writer Dennis Potter in his plays Stand Up, Nigel Barton and Vote, Vote, Vote for Nigel Barton in BBC1's The Wednesday Playanthology series (he later played a very similar character in Potter's Play For Today offering Only Make Believe (1973)). He made many one-off television appearances, from Redcap and Z-Cars in the mid 60s, to Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The New Avengers, The Professionals and A Touch Of Frost.
He made two appearances in Upstairs, Downstairs as Australian Gregory Wilmot. In the 1980s he was a guest in the Doctor Who serial Enlightenment. He also did many voiceovers on British TV adverts and Public information films. In 1989 he starred on television in a moving story of relationships in a new town in the Midlands entitled Take Me Home with Annette Crosbie as his wife and Maggie O'Neill as his girl friend.
One of his best-loved and best-remembered roles was in the 1980s Yorkshire Television sitcom Duty Free. In the 1990s he co-starred in the sitcoms Haggard and All Night Long. In the 2000s he was a regular character on the ITV Sunday night drama Where the Heart Is.
Barron's performance in the BBC's Test the Nation IQ test show on 2 September 2006 gave him an IQ of 146.
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