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Toke Townley

Through the 1950s and ’60s, this British actor made an appearance in almost three dozen motion pictures, including General practitioner at Sea, The Admirable Crichton, and H.M.S. Defiant. His renowned role, nevertheless, was on tv: from the first 1970s, he portrayed Sam Pearson in near one thousand shows of the cleaning soap opera Emmerdale Plantation. He started his professional performing profession in his thirties, originally appearing over the BBC and in productions on the Birmingham Repertory Theater. A musician in addition to an professional, he frequently showcased his skill being a flautist over the big and little screens. Blessed John Antony Townley, he was raised in Great Dunmow, Essex, Britain. His parents, choosing they wished to honor an ancestor making use of their son’s initial name, transformed it from John to Toke sometime after his delivery. He played the daddy of Sheila Mercier’s Emmerdale personality.

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