John Bardon

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Birthday
25, 1939
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 12, 2014 (75)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1939
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 12, 2014 (75)

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Though he is best remembered for playing Jim Branning on the English soap opera EastEnders, this popular actor also had a successful stage career. He received a 1988 Laurence Olivier Award for his role in the 1987 London stage production of Kiss Me, Kate.

Before Fame

Before beginning his acting career, he drove an inter-terminal bus at London's Heathrow Airport. He began his professional stage career at the age of thirty and first appeared on television in the 1970s.

Trivia

He made frequent appearances on the television series Rumpole of the Bailey.

Family Life

Born John Michael Jones, he grew up in Brentford, Middlesex, England. His marriage to Enda Gates lasted from 2002 until his death in 2014.

Associated With

His EastEnders character was married to actress June Brown's character (Dot Cotton).

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