Keith Barron

Last updated 09 January 2020

Keith Barron (1934-2017)
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Keith Barron

Born: Wednesday 8th August 1934
Died: November 2017 (age: 83)


Keith Barron is an English actor and television presenter.

He played Striker in the 1983 Doctor Who serial Enlightenment

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, was as Nigel Barton, in the Dennis Potter plays Stand Up, Nigel Barton and Vote, Vote, Vote for Nigel Barton in BBC1's The Wednesday Playanthology series. Other parts included roles in Redcap, Z-Cars,  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. 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.

On the big screen, he appeared in Baby Love (1968) and the David Puttnam film Melody (1971) as Mr Latimer.