David Webb

Last updated 09 January 2020

David Webb (1931-2012)
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David Alec Webb

Born: Friday 6th March 1931
Died: Saturday 30th June 2012 (age: 81)


Born in Luton in 1931, David Webb was an achiever in his early life, becoming best boy at Luton Grammar School and later a sergeant in the Army Education Corps, and then gaining a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. During his career he appeared in hundreds of television programmes, which as well as Leeson in Doctor Who also included a prominent role in the early days of Coronation Street - his prolific work earned him the title "Telly Tart"!

His career also encompassed films, such as The Battle of Britain, and he also served on the Equity Council. As well as being an actor, he was a major campaigner against censorship, being a founder and director of the National Campaign for the Reform of the Obscene Publications Acts. 

His CV included: Rescue Special OpsRakeGriff the InvisiblePacked to the RaftersOut of the BlueChandon PicturesKatoombaThe Starter WifeRoad RageClublandSuperman ReturnsSmall Claims: The ReunionUntold Stories of the ERHome and AwayRosemary & ThymeThe Junction BoysAlways GreenerThe Diamond of JeruStingersAll SaintsAirtightFirst DaughterSilent PredatorsBerkeley SquareMurder CallA Dance to the Music of TimeHeart of FireRebeccaWater RatsThe BeastTwistedFriskBabeG.P.Blue HeelersLethal NinjaPolice RescueCandid Camera on AustraliaTerminal ExposureDouble ScullsThe Black TowerMinderThe Road to 1984Tales of the UnexpectedBergeracRain on the RoofCrime and PunishmentITV PlayhouseBlakes 7Z CarsRumpole of the BaileyPennies from HeavenRogue MaleNot on Your NellieCrown CourtThe Rivals of Sherlock HolmesDoctor at LargeWhere Dead Men LiePlay for TodayBattle of BritainThe AvengersPrivate Investigator

Obituary: Digital Journal, Libertarian Alliance