Duty Free actor Keith Barron dies aged 83

Duty Free star Keith Barron dies aged 83

Duty Free star Keith Barron dies aged 83

The actor Keith Barron has died aged 83 after a short illness, his agent has said.

Barron enjoyed a "long and varied career" the statement said, adding the actor is survived by his wife of 58 years and his son, Jamie, also an actor.

He was best known for playing David Pearce in Yorkshire Television sitcom Duty Free, which ran from 1984 until 1986.

Barron, from Mexborough, South Yorks, also appeared in Coronation Street as George Trench for 11 episodes.

Barron's final TV appearance was a year ago on DCI Banks where he played Arthur Banks for ten episodes.

Keith rose to fame in the 1960s as Detective Sergeant Swift in "The Odd Man", before going on to land a role in Hollywood film "The Land That Time Forgot".

He also had guest roles in a number of other TV shows, including Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The New Avengers, The Professionals, A Touch of Frost, Stella and Doctors.

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