21 Facts About Anthony Booth


Anthony George Booth was an English actor, best known for his role as Mike Rawlins in the BBC series Till Death Us Do Part.

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Anthony Booth was the father-in-law of former Prime Minister Tony Blair and the widower of Coronation Street star Pat Phoenix, marrying her a few days before her death in 1986.

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Anthony Booth's mother was a Roman Catholic of Irish descent, and his father was a merchant seaman during World War II and Catholic convert.

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Tony Anthony Booth attended St Edmund's Infants School and spent a year in hospital as a child with diphtheria.

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Anthony Booth then passed the Eleven-plus examination and attended St Mary's College, Crosby, where he was awarded a bursary to cover the cost of his books.

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Anthony Booth then worked as a clerk in a docklands warehouse and at the United States Consulate in Liverpool, before being called up for national service with the Royal Corps of Signals.

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Anthony Booth developed a taste for acting when posted in the Army to SHAPE in Paris.

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Anthony Booth spent five years in repertory theatre, before appearing in films and television during the 1960s.

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Anthony Booth played roles in over twenty films, including The L-Shaped Room, Corruption, The Girl with a Pistol, Brannigan, Priest and Owd Bob.

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Anthony Booth appeared early in the run of the television series Coronation Street in 1960 and in an episode of The Avengers, but it was his role as the left-wing son-in-law in Till Death Us Do Part that brought him recognition.

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From 1985 to 1986, Anthony Booth appeared as pub landlord Ted Pilkington in the short-lived ITV soap Albion Market.

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Anthony Booth starred in the 1998 short film The Duke, playing an elderly man who tells his adoring grandson that he is John Wayne.

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In 2001, Anthony Booth appeared in several episodes of Family Affairs playing Barry Hurst, Sadie Hargreaves' brother-in-law.

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Anthony Booth played a tramp named Nobby Stuart in a special two-hander episode of EastEnders.

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Anthony Booth was married four times and had eight daughters by five women.

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Anthony Booth spent six months in hospital and needed 26 skin graft operations.

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Anthony Booth took him in and nursed him back to full health, and they lived together for six years.

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Anthony Booth had five other daughters with partners he did not marry.

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Anthony Booth left Gale, his first wife, in 1961 for Julia Allan, with whom he had two daughters Jenia and Bronwen.

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Anthony Booth had a daughter, Lucy Thomas in 1967 with Ann Gannon, who worked in radio sales, after a brief relationship; this did not become known publicly until 2002.

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Anthony Booth had chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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