Arthur Lowe

  • Birth Place: Hayfield, Derbyshire, England
  • Died: April 15, 1982
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Wanted to join the UK's Merchant Navy, but was not able to due to his poor eyesight.
  • Began acting at the Manchester Repertory Theatre in 1945.
  • Appeared in the original West End production of Pal Joey in 1954.
  • Suffered a stroke in his dressing room before a performance of Home at Seven at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.
  • In 2010, a statue of him, as Captain Mainwaring from Dad's Army, was unveiled in Norfolk.


  • 1974, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Winner


  • Arthur Lowe — Father
  • Joan Cooper — Wife
  • Mary Annie Ford — Mother
  • Stephen Lowe — Son

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