Bill Owen

Bill Owen
1914 - 1999
Bill Owen  British Actor

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Bill Owen was previously married to Kathleen O Donoghue Owen and Edith Stevenson Owen.


British Actor Bill Owen was born William John Owen Rowbotham on 14th March, 1914 in Acton, Middlesex, England, UK and passed away on 12th Jul 1999 Highgate, London, England, UK aged 85. He is most remembered for Georgy Girl. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Bill Owen is a member of the following lists: Deaths from pancreatic cancer, English film actors and English television actors.


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First Name Bill
Last Name Owen
Full Name at Birth William John Owen Rowbotham
Age 85 (age at death) years
Birthday 14th March, 1914
Birthplace Acton, Middlesex, England, UK
Died 12th July, 1999
Place of Death Highgate, London, England, UK
Build Average
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Georgy Girl
Year(s) Active 1941–1999

William John Owen Rowbotham, MBE (14 March 1914 – 12 July 1999), known professionally as Bill Owen, was an English actor and songwriter. He was the father of actor Tom Owen. He is best known for portraying Compo Simmonite in the Yorkshire-based BBC comedy series Last of the Summer Wine for 27 years. He died in July 1999, his last appearance on-screen being shown in April 2000.

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Performance1992Billy RiceTV Show
The Handmaid's Tale1990T.V. Announcer #2Movie
The Funny Side of Christmas1982CompoTV Movie
The Kids International Show1982CompoTV Show
Brideshead Revisited1981LuntTV Show
Tales of the Unexpected1979MeakinsTV Show
Sally Ann1979Brigadier WellsTV Show
The Comeback1978Mr BMovie
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute1976Movie
In Celebration1975Mr. ShawMovie
Angels1975Harry JamiesonTV Show
O Lucky Man!1973Insp. Carding, Supt. BarlowMovie
Last of the Summer Wine1973CompoTV Show
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?1973George ChambersTV Show
Away from It All1973RobertTV Show
Kadoyng1972Jack FlittonMovie
The Challengers1972Sir Joseph, Sir Joseph ConranTV Show
Late Night Theatre1972WilliamTV Show
Shirley's World1971Joe BurnsTV Show
Coppers End1971Sgt. Sam ShortTV Show
Catweazle1970PickleTV Show
Unfair!1970WorkerShort Film
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969Mr. HanleyTV Show
Treasure Island1968Billy BonesTV Show
Headline Hunters1968HenryMovie
Scene1968DadTV Show
ITV Playhouse1967Mr. MilnerTV Show
Man in a Suitcase1967Lord GormondTV Show
CBS Children's Film Festival1967QuarrymanTV Show
Half Hour Story1967R.J.SmelliesTV Show
Conflict1967Albert Eccles, Michael WilliamsTV Show
Georgy Girl1966TedMovie
The Fighting Prince of Donegal1966Officer PowellMovie
The Secret of Blood Island1965BludginMovie
Thirty-Minute Theatre1965Henry JayTV Show
The Masque of the Red Death1964Male Dancer (uncredited)Movie
Kiss Me Kate1964GangsterTV Movie
About Religion1964Prisoner #1TV Show
House of Glass1964Private WilkyTV Movie
Carry on Cabby1963Smiley SimsMovie
Love Story1963BillTV Show
Taxi!1963Fred CuddellTV Show
Carry on Regardless1961Mike WestonMovie
Operation Snafu1961Corporal GittensMovie
The Hellfire Club1961MartinMovie
Comedy Playhouse1961CompoTV Show
Drama 61-671961BaileyTV Show
Coronation Street1960Charlie DickinsonTV Show
The Shakedown1960SpettigueMovie
Man from Interpol1960Tim StoutTV Show
The Dickie Henderson Show1960TV Show
A Life of Bliss1960OilyTV Show
Carry on Nurse1959Percy 'Perc' HicksonMovie
Probation Officer1959Mr. ChapmanTV Show
Never Die1959Nobby ClarkTV Movie
Carry On Sergeant1958Corporal Bill CoppingMovie
Carve Her Name with Pride1958N.C.O. InstructorMovie
Dial 9991958Freddie HaldaneTV Show
Saturday Playhouse1958SparksTV Show
Emergency-Ward 101957George EdwardsTV Show
Sword of Freedom1957OtelloTV Show
A Santa for Christmas1957TV Movie
Armchair Theatre1956RayTV Show
Playhouse 901956PetersTV Show
The Buccaneers1956Clip WestTV Show
Not So Dusty1956DustyMovie
New Ramps for Old1956WelstenholmeTV Show
PT Raiders1955Birdie DickMovie
ITV Play of the Week1955Charlie Denchfield, Mr. ZeroTV Show
The Adventures of Robin Hood1955MarkTV Show
ITV Television Playhouse1955George Scott, Joe HarrisTV Show
Rum Punch1955TV Movie
The Rainbow Jacket1954SamMovie
Thought to Kill1954ArthurMovie
A Day to Remember1953Shorty SharpeMovie
The Square Ring1953Happy BurnsMovie
Rheingold Theatre1953Arthur PreeceTV Show
There Was a Young Lady1953JoeMovie
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men1952StutelyMovie
Stop the Merry-Go-Round1952Alfred StokesMovie
Hotel Sahara1951Private BinnsMovie
Sherlock Holmes1951Inspector LestradeTV Show
The Astonished Heart1950Mr. Burton (uncredited)Movie
The Girl Who Couldn't Quite1950TimMovie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950OakieTV Show
Diamond City1949PintoMovie
Maniacs on Wheels1949Lag GibbonMovie
The Gay Lady1949Joe JuggMovie
Easy Money1948Lee (segment The Night Club Story)Movie
My Brother's Keeper1948Syd EvansMovie
The Weaker Sex1948SoldierMovie
Trouble in the Air19481st SpivMovie
The Players' Theatre Revue1948TV Movie
Holiday Camp1947Camper (uncredited)Movie
Dancing with Crime1947Dave Robinson (as Bill Rowbotham)Movie
When the Bough Breaks1947Bill CollinsMovie
Secret Flight1946Paratroop Sergeant (as Bill Rowbotham)Movie
The Middle Watch1946Corporal Duckett (as Bill Rowbotham)TV Movie
The Thracian Horses1946The scavenger (as Bill Rowbotham)TV Movie
Johnny in the Clouds1945'Nobby' Clarke (as Bill Rowbotham)Movie
Vacation from Marriage1945Movie
A City Reborn1945Will (as Bill Rowbotham)Short Film
Tank Patrol1941GeordieShort Film
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