Gardner, Jimmy (I) Biography
biography of Gardner, Jimmy (I)Edward Charles James Gardner
24 August 1924, Newmarket, Suffolk, England, UK
3 May 2010, London, England, UK
- Before he became a actor he was playwright John Osborne's personal driver.
- Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal as an air gunner with No. 10 Squadron during WWII.
- Trained for acting at the Central School of Speech & Drama. First worked in the film industry as a clapper boy at Gainsborough.
- Had a lifelong passion for games, in particular billiards, pool, cards and backgammon.
- The son of jockey Teddy Gardner.
- (1963) He acted in Andre Obey's play, "Frost at Midnight," at the Hampstead Theatre Club in Hampstead, London, England with Raf De La Torre, Peter Gale, Derek Lanyon, Declan Mulholland, Robert Bernal, Roger Hammond, Patricia Connoly, and Vincent Harding in the cast. Jean-Pierre Voos was director.
- "The Independent: Viewspaper" (UK), 6 May 2010, Iss. 7352, pg. 8, by: Mark Rylance, "Obituaries: Jimmy Gardner: War hero and actor whose roles ranged from gravedigger in the RSC's 'Hamlet' to a bus driver in 'Harry Potter'"
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