Anthony Valentine

Anthony Valentine (born 17 August 1939) is an English actor. Valentine was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. Valentine was educated at the Valerie Glynne School and Acton County Grammar School, London. He worked as a child actor for the BBC, and appeared at the age of 10 in the film No Way Back (1949) and aged 12 in The Girl on the Pier (1953). He played Harry Wharton in the 1950s BBC children's adaptation of Billy Bunter (1955–57). In 1958, Valentine appeared opposite Laurence Olivier and Irene Worth in a production of Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman as part of the ITV Play of the Week series. He is best known for his roles on television, most notably the ruthless Toby Meres in the series Callan (1967–72), sinister Luftwaffe Officer, Major Horst Mohn in the BBC drama Colditz (1974) and the eponymous Raffles (1975–1977).


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