Alfred Cornelius Lynch (26 January 1931 – 16 December 2003) was an English actor on stage, film and television.
Autographed still from The Password Is Courage (1962)
|Died||16 December 2003(aged 72)|
Lynch was born in Whitechapel, London, the son of a plumber. After attending a Catholic school, he worked in a drawing office as a draughtsman before entering national service. Then, whilst working in a factory, he attended theatre acting evening classes, at which he met his life partner, James Culliford.
In 1958 he joined the Royal Court Theatre and acted in a number of plays, including original productions of Chicken Soup with Barley and The Kitchen by Arnold Wesker. Lynch also starred in Joan Littlewood’s production of Brendan Behan’s The Hostage in London and New York, in which critic Kenneth Tynan praised his "beautiful playing".
After 1960 his career moved more into film and television, for example appearing with Sean Connery in the 1961 film On the Fiddle and the 1965 film The Hill. He had a sizable role in the 1963 film 55 Days at Peking and a starring role in West 11. He also appeared in the 1968 adaptation of The Sea Gull, and the 1990 film The Krays. Some of his later television credits include reading children's stories on Jackanory, the title role in the now-lost TV series Hereward the Wake, Manhunt, Going Straight, Pie in the Sky and the Doctor Who serial The Curse of Fenric as Commander Millington.
After Culliford's stroke in 1972, Lynch moved from London to Brighton until his death in 2002. Lynch died from cancer in 2003.
|1959||Look Back in Anger||2nd Commercial Traveller|
|1961||On the Fiddle||Horace Pope|
|1962||Two and Two Make Six||Thomas 'Tom' Ernest Bennett|
|1962||The Password Is Courage||Corporal Bill Pope|
|1963||55 Days at Peking||Gerald||Uncredited|
|1963||West 11||Joe Beckett|
|1965||The Hill||George Stevens|
|1967||The Taming of the Shrew||Tranio|
|1968||Something Like Love|
|1968||The Sea Gull||Medvedenko|
|1990||The Krays||Charlie Kray|
|1991||Until the End of the World||Old Man Alfred|
|1995||Pie in the Sky||Bill Pritchard|