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Burt Kwouk

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Burt Kwouk

Person  Male  Born 18/7/1930  Died 24/5/2016

Categories: Cinema, TV & Radio

Countries: China/Hong Kong

Actor. Born Herbert Tsangtse Kwouk in Warrington whilst his parents were visiting the UK, was brought up in Shanghai, moving to Hong Kong after the Chinese revolution. Arriving in Britain in 1949, he tried a variety of jobs before turning to acting. An early film appearance was in 'The Inn of the Sixth Happiness', and he subsequently portrayed a variety of Eastern nationals, in James Bond movies and most famously Cato the manservant of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clousseau in the Pink Panther films.

On television he played various villains, and was the Japanese camp commandant in the 'Tenko' series. By a strange twist of fate, he returned to his northern roots playing one of the regulars in 'Last of the Summer Wine'. Died in the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead.

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