A star is born but does he merit a plaque?
Last updated at 14:38, Thursday, 10 February 2011
DID you know that Stan Laurel wasn’t the only Ulverston-born movie Star?
In 1899 the town was the birthplace of Maurice Jones a stage, big screen and TV actor who was also an expert with a sword.
Probably his best-known film was David Lean’s 1948 production of Oliver Twist starring Robert Newton and Alec Guinness.
He played the role of the workhouse doctor.
Mr Jones was also a fencing expert who advised on duels for TV productions.
His theatre credits include the role of Lord Marshall in Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 2 at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon in 1964.
His TV work included a number of popular series, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Robin, where he played Sir Guy of Gisborne and Kidnapped.
His career seems to mark him out as being worthy enough for one of those blue plaques which often appear on the walls of houses where the famous were born or had called home at some point in their lives.
Does anyone know where in Ulverston the actor was born, or have a picture of him?
He died in Middlesex at the age of 92 in 1992.
First published at 13:21, Thursday, 10 February 2011
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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