Arthur Lowe
(1915-1982)

Died aged 66

Arthur Lowe (22 September 1915 – 15 April 1982) was an English actor. His career spanned over thirty years, including starring roles in numerous theatre and television productions. He is best known for playing Captain Mainwaring in the British sitcom Dad's Army from 1968 until 1977. He was nominated for seven BAFTAs and became one of the most recognised faces on television. Lowe began his working life shortly before the Second World War (1939–1945) and he featured in many theatrical performances. It was not until he landed the part of Leonard Swindley in the British television soap Coronation Street that he became a household name. He played the character until 1966, while continuing film work. In 1968 he took up his most famous role, in Dad's Army, written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. His success as this character led to considerable television and theatrical work, which put pressure on his health. Lowe's final years were dominated by alcoholism and illness and he died on 15 April 1982, aged 66.

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Arthur Lowe 1915-1982 comedy actor lived here 1969-1982

2 Maida Avenue, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1969-1982)

Arthur Lowe 1915 - 1982

BBC Television Centre, London, United Kingdom where they was

Arthur Lowe 1915-1982 Actor Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army Born in this terrace

63 Kinder Road, Hayfield, United Kingdom where they was born (1915)