Richard Beale

Richard Henry Beale (13 May 1920 27 March 2017) was a British actor. He had a long career in television, stage and film, dating back to the 1950s.

Richard Henry Beale
Born13 May 1920
Hackney, London, England
Died27 March 2017 (aged 96)
Somerset, England

Early years

Born in Hackney, London, England,[1] Beale was the son of Henry and Constance Beale. He served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He worked 10 years at his father's printing business before he ventured into acting.[2]


Beale's early films included The Battle of the River Plate (1956), A Night to Remember (1958), and Sink the Bismarck! (1960).[2]

Personal life

His wife, whom he divorced, was named Anne. They had two children.[2]


He died 27 March 2017 at the age of 96.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. Lentz, Harris III (August 2017). "Richard Beale, 96". Classic Images (506): 49.
  2. Hadoke, Toby (21 May 2017). "Obituary - Richard Beale, actor who starred in EastEnders". The Herald. Archived from the original on 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.

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