Actor, Christopher Beeny Has Died, Aged 78

Christopher Beeny, known for roles in Upstairs, Downstairs and BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine, has died at the age of 78, he died on 3rd January his son has confirmed.

Writing on Twitter, the actor’s son Rick Blackman wrote: “I have some sad news to impart. On Friday 3rd of January my old dad Christopher Beeny died at his home in Kent. He was 78. Comforted to know he was not alone at the end and was in his armchair”.

Beeny played the cheeky footman, chauffeur and butler Edward Barnes in Upstairs, Downstairs in the 1970s.  He also starred as a hapless undertaker opposite Dame Thora Hird in the sitcom In Loving Memory, which ran on ITV from 1979-86



More recently he joined the cast of Last Of The Summer Wine after Bill Owen’s death in 1999.  He stayed with the show until it’s end in 2010.


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