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Sunday 27 May 2018

Duty Free star Keith Barron dies aged 83

Actor and comic Keith Barron
Actor and comic Keith Barron

Former Duty Free star Keith Barron has died at the age of 83.

The actor and comic, who also starred in Dennis Potter's The Nigel Barton Plays and 1975 Hollywood film The Land That Time Forgot, died after a short illness.

Career

Barron enjoyed a "long and varied career", his agent said, adding that the actor is survived by his wife of 58 years and his son, James, who is also an actor.

Barron was born in South Yorkshire in 1934 and, after a stint in the RAF, joined an amateur dramatics group.

He later moved to London, where he performed in the series of Potter plays and transferred the role to TV.

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