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Clive Dunn

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Clive Dunn (born January 9, 1920) is a British actor, best known for his role as Lance-Corporal Jones in the BBC sitcom, "Dad's Army".

Born in London, a cousin of actress Gretchen Franklin, Dunn played small film roles from the 1930s onwards, but it was in television comedy that he made his name during the early 1960s (after a break for service in World War II, in the course of which he spent four years in a prisoner-of-war camp). He appeared with Tony Hancock, Michael Bentine, Dora Bryan and Dick Emery, among others, before winning the role of Jones in Dad's Army in 1968.

Dunn was actually one of the younger members of the cast, at 48, when he took on the role of the elderly butcher whose military service in earlier wars made him the most experienced member of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard, as well as the most decrepit. After the series ended, he capitalised on the role by playing a similar character, "Grandad", in a children's TV series, and even had a number one hit with the song, "Grandad", accompanied by a children's choir. During the 1980s, he effectively retired from the screen.de:Clive Dunn

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