Tony Haygarth, English actor, Died at 72


George Anthony “Tony” Haygarth was born on February 4, 1945, and died on March 10, 2017.

He was an English television, film and theatre actor.

When he left Liverpool College, Haygarth worked unsuccessfully in 1963 as a lifeguard in Torquay, and also tried escapology, equally unsuccessfully.

His other jobs included psychiatric nursing and he was an amateur actor before turning professional and appearing in repertory theatre, followed by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

He made his film debut in the comedy film Percy (1971), and from then on played many roles in police and historical dramas, as well as situation comedies.

Haygarth was normally cast as a solid, reliable character with a down-to-earth attitude.

Tony played PC Wilmot in Roy Clarke’s series Rosie, from 1977-1981.

Tony played Milo Renfield in Dracula (1979) opposite Frank Langella, Donald Pleasence and Laurence Olivier.

Tony’s films included Chicken Run and Fakers.

Haygarth was married to Carol Haygarth and they had two daughters, Katie and Becky.

He died from Alzheimer’s disease, at his home in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

George Anthony “Tony” Haygarth passed away at 72 years old.