Larry Martyn

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Larry Martyn
Larry Martyn AYBS.jpg
as Mr. Mash in Are You Being Served?
Born Lawrence Martyn
(1934-03-22)22 March 1934
London, England, United Kingdom
Died 7 August 1994(1994-08-07) (aged 60)
Kent, England, United Kingdom
Years active 1951-1993

Lawrence "Larry" Martyn (22 March 1934 – 7 August 1994) was a British actor known for his comedy performances.

Larry Martyn was born in London and was a former member of the Parachute Regiment. He was famous as Mr. Mash in the BBC comedy series Are You Being Served?, appearing in the first three series before being replaced by Arthur English. He was unable to continue in this role because he was committed to the television series Spring and Autumn with Jimmy Jewel. Other TV appearances included Dad's Army, On the Buses, Look - Mike Yarwood!, Rising Damp, The Detectives and Grange Hill. He also played alongside Frankie Howerd in two of his BBC shows, Up Pompeii! and Whoops Baghdad.

Career

Martyn played the role of the lovable spiv Private Walker in the radio version of Dad's Army after the death of James Beck. His film roles included Carry On at Your Convenience, where he had a small part as the promanade rifle-range owner, and Carry On Behind, where he played an inept electrician who helps wire up the public address system at the caravan site the film was set in.

Death

Martyn died on 7 August 1994 at home in St Mary's Bay, Kent, and was survived by his wife, Hilary, and their two daughters.[1]

Film and TV appearances

References

  1. ^ http://areyoubeingservedfansite.wetpaint.com/page/Larry+Martyn

External links

  • BBC Comedy Guide entry
  • Larry Martyn on IMDb
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