Gerald Theron Campion

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Gerald Theron Campion (1921-2002)
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Gerald Theron Campion

Born: Saturday 23rd April 1921
Died: Tuesday 9th July 2002 (age: 81)


Gerald Campion  was an English actor best known for his role as Billy Bunter in a 1950s television adaptation of books by Frank Richards.

 In 1979 he recorded an appearance in Shada, a Doctor Who story which was recorded in part but never broadcast.

Campion appeared in numerous films and television programmes mostly comedies. In 1937 he appeared in Tavs Neiiendam's radio play "Inspiration to a Poet" on the BBC Home Service.

His only major success was as Bunter, a juvenile role he played successfully despite being much older than his character.