Hugh Manning

Hugh Gardner Manning (19 August 1920 18 August 2004) was an English film, radio and television actor.[1] He is best remembered as the Reverend Donald Hinton, in the soap opera Emmerdale Farm, a role he played from 1977 until 1989. He also starred in the tv series Mrs Thursday, alongside Kathleen Harrison in 1966, playing a suave and imperturbable business adviser, which also carried over into popular tv commercials where his character endorsed the qualities of Robinsons barley water.[2] He regularly played Inspector Vosper in the BBC radio detective series, Paul Temple.

Hugh Manning
Hugh Gardner Manning

(1920-08-19)19 August 1920
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died18 August 2004(2004-08-18) (aged 83)
London, England

Early life

Hugh Gardner Manning was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire in 1920 and educated at Moseley Grammar School. He began his career as a trainee accountant, before joining the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and becoming an actor.[3] He was an active member of the actor's union Equity, serving as its President in 1975, and an active supporter of the Labour Party

Partial filmography


  1. "Hugh Manning". BFI.
  2. "Hugh Manning". The Independent. 2004-08-26.
  3. Eric Shorter (2004-09-15). "Obituary: Hugh Manning". the Guardian.
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