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Jack Smethurst (9 April 1932 – 16 February 2022) was an English television and film, comic actor. He was best known for his role as Eddie Booth in the British television sitcom Love Thy Neighbour.

Love Thy Neighbour star Jack Smethurst dies at the age of 89

Love Thy Neighbour star Jack Smethurst dies at the age of 89
Love Thy Neighbour star Jack Smethurst dies at the age of 89

Jack Smethurst, star of the ’70s comedy Love Thy Neighbour, has died at the age of 89.

Smethurst was best known for playing the controversial factory worked Eddie Booth in the 1970s show.

His son Adam revealed on Wednesday that he had died on Twitter, writing alongside a series of photographs: “Today we said farewell to our dear Dad. He was much loved and brought joy to many. Our entire family gives thanks to a long and fruitful life.”

Pemberton Associates actors’ agency added: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our former client, Jack Smethurst.

“He had a very long career, appearing in many iconic films and series.

“He had thousands of amazing stories and was a genuinely lovely man.”

Smethurst was born in Manchester in 1932, and made his film debut in 1958, in Carry On Sergeant.

Jack Smethurst Biography, Wiki

He was born on 9 April 1932 in Collyhurst, Manchester, England. So, you can check the Jack Smethurst wiki and other details from this page. Jack is an actor. He is famous for his role as Eddie Booth in the British television sitcom Love Thy Neighbour.

He first debuts in the year 1958’s Carry On Sergeant as well as He is also a singer who sings many songs. His projects are On the Fiddle, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Main Chance, A Kind of Loving, The Yes Girls, Love Thy Neighbour, For the Love of Ada, Chariots of Fire, Don’t Tell Father, Dinnerladies. If you searching for more Biography news about her life then read this post frequently.

Jack Smethurst Biography Wikipedia
Jack Smethurst
Born9 April 1932
Collyhurst, Manchester, England
Died16 February 2022 (aged 89)
OccupationActor
Years activeThe 1950s–2022
Spouse(s)Barbara Nicholls ​(m. 1957)​
Children4; including Adam
RelativesRakie Ayola
(daughter-in-law)

Jack Smethurst Career

Jack Smethurst made his film debut in 1958’s Carry On Sergeant. This was followed by parts in the films Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), A Kind of Loving (1962), Run with the Wind (1966), Night After Night After Night (1970), the big-screen version of Please Sir! (1971) and the ITV sitcom For the Love of Ada (1970–71) amongst others, before he landed the role for which he is best known – that of bigoted socialist and union leader, ‘brother’ Eddie Booth in Love Thy Neighbour

The programme ran for eight series between 1972 and 1976. During this run, he also appeared in the 1974 film version of the sitcom Man About the House. He reprised his role as Eddie Booth for the 1979 sequel Love Thy Neighbour in Australia.

After Love Thy Neighbour ended, his film appearances were rare but included Chariots of Fire (1981), the John Goodman vehicle King Ralph (1991) (which reunited him with his Love Thy Neighbour co-star Rudolph Walker) and 1996’s La Passione.

He made several appearances as Davenport in Britain’s longest-running television sitcom Last of the Summer Wine in 1997.

He played four different characters in Coronation Street: a brewery drayman in 1961, and in January 1967 Percy Bridge, who tried to con Elsie Tanner. Between 1980 and 1983, he occasionally appeared as Johnny Webb, one of the men on Eddie Yeats’ bin round.

In 2001, he returned for several months as Stan Wagstaff, a friend of Jimmy Kelly, who left his allotment to Jack Duckworth. Together with his brother Ernie, Stan let Jack in on Jimmy’s big secret — he used his allotment shed to brew poteen.

Smethurst also starred in Vince Powell’s seven-part BBC Radio 2 slice-of-life sitcom A Proper Charlie in 1984, as factory worker Charlie Garside. Madge Hindle played his wife with Jane Hazlegrove and Jason Littler as their daughter and son. The second series of eight episodes followed at the end of 1985.

He worked on stage in Australia when he appeared in the play Run for Your Wife during 1987 and 1988, and the production toured the country. Other members of the cast were David McCallum, Eric Sykes and Katy Manning. Smethurst appeared in a production of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None in 1999.

Smethurst played the “Man in Phone Box” in S5/Ep08 (1995) of the British sitcom Keeping up Appearances. In this episode, Hyacinth Bucket tries to get Smethurst’s character to relinquish a public telephone booth, which leads her husband, Richard, to yell at her forcefully for the only time in the entire series.

Jack Smethurst Wife

Jack Smethurst was married to Barbara Nicholls and had four children. Jack Smethurst has managed to keep his daughter’s identity secret, we know that Jack Smethurst’s son, Adam Smethurst is a well-known actor.

This was the high point of Jack Smethurst’s career where he was in his prime and fame equally. Jack Smethurst played the role of the “Brother” on the Sitcom series “Love Thy Neighbour” which ran for eight successful seasons in eight years.

He also got a chance to do a guest appearance in another English series named, “Man About the House” during his run in “Love Thy Neighbour“.

Jack Smethurst FAQ’s

Who was Jack Smethurst?

Jack Smethurst (9 April 1932 – 16 February 2022) was an English television and film, comic actor. He was best known for his role as Eddie Booth in the British television sitcom Love Thy Neighbour.

Who is Jack Smethurst’s wife?

Jack Smethurst was married to Barbara Nicholls and had four children. Jack Smethurst has managed to keep his daughter’s identity secret, we know that Jack Smethurst’s son, Adam Smethurst is a well-known actor.

How old was Jack Smethurst?

Jack Smethurst died at 89.

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