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Anthony Heaton (Billy Medhurst)

Postby Paul1978 on Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:58 pm

I was reading in another topic about Sweeney fans love for the "In From The Cold" episode, in particular Anthony Heaton's part as Billy Medhurst.

It was asked his Anthony was still around, as his last TV appearance was Juliet Bravo in 1983.
Someone suggested to contact Equity, the actors union to see if he was still about.

Not sure if anyone did.... so I did just that this morning.

I have received a reply as follows:
"Dear Paul
Sadly, the Anthony Heaton we have on our records is deceased.
I have forwarded your email to our Royalties Manager, to see if he has any further information."

It is not confirmed that this is "the" Anthony Heaton, but there is only one on the IMDB.
I have replied and thanked them for the reply and that I look forward to any further information.
I also asked if they had details of date/year of death.

Sorry to be the bearer of sad news.

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Postby CJWiganer on Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:51 pm

Thats awful news! Anthony must have died young if he is no longer with us. If he is or was still with us I would guess he'd be in his 60's by now.

Alot of actors simply quit the drama business for a number of reasons such as roles drying up or their change in career path, and disappear into the wilderness of time. Sometimes actors can never be traced by TV people (Grange Hill is often a prime example with many once young actors choosing a life away from the camera once they are adults).

I do hope Anthony is alive and well somewhere leading a comfortable and modest life (possibly running a pub in Surrey or something!).
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Anthony Heaton

Postby Paul1978 on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:36 pm

Hi again all,

I have received a further reply from the Royalties Manager at Equity. I am told Anthony Heaton died in 1987.

It has been suggested by Equity that I can send them a letter and they can pass it on to his beneficiaries. However he stated they may not want to do an interview about his work.

But if anyone thinks it is worthwhile, I can send a letter?

Please post any suggested questions!

Cheers for now
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sad news

Postby FRANK HASKINS on Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:59 am

Thats very sad news,very gritty actor ,im afraid a lot of actors in the sweeney are no longer with us ,just look at the carry ons ,only a few survive ,very very sad.
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Postby VHK491S on Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:32 am

Sad news indeed may give In From The Cold a watch over the weekend. Cheers!
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Postby alby spooner on Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:51 pm

Sad news indeed. :( one of my favourite episodes as well!
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Postby Billy Medhurst on Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:25 am

That's terrible!
I can't believe I'm dead!
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Postby Smokin' Arches on Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:01 pm

Billy Medhurst wrote:That's terrible!
I can't believe I'm dead!


Scary!
A posting from 'the other side' :o

Sad news though, that was quite a good episode in my books.

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Postby Johnnyboy on Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:01 pm

That's very sad news as 'In From the Cold' has possibly the best opening sequence of all the episodes and Medhurst was a cracking villain.

Sadly though it's not a big surprise as the first and second series are now almost 33 years old and with many of the actors middle aged even then there are doubtless more who have gone to join the great Cozzer in the sky.

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Postby FRANK HASKINS on Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:51 am

His Bird was on tv just the other day -she was on the bill or something similar still acting and hasnt aged a bit
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Postby Dr Phibes on Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:09 pm

Billy Medhurst wrote:That's terrible!
I can't believe I'm dead!


Must have been all them chips !

Sad news. RIP Anthony. Thanks for bringing Billy Medhurst to our screens.
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Postby Billy Medhurst on Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:34 pm

If Anthony Heaton died in 1987, he can't have been more than 40 (born 1947 according to IMDB)

Paul1978, can you glean any info what the cause of death was?
At that age, maybe an accident or cancer?
Shame.

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Postby Paul1978 on Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:15 pm

Hi - all I got was that he's died in 1987, but no reason given.

You're right though, could have been anything - cancer, road accident etc.

Equity said we could write any questions etc to them and they would pass onto his family.

Cheers for now
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Postby Billy Medhurst on Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:33 am

Thanks for your reply, Paul
Sorry for the delay in replying, couldn't see for looking......

Trouble with asking the family, is you may be digging up painful memories for them.
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