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R.I.P CAPTAIN BIRDSEYE

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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Captain Birds Eye actor dies, 86
Actor John Hewer, who was best known for playing Captain Birds Eye in the popular fish finger adverts, has died aged 86.
He played the role of the jovial naval captain, who was aimed at children, from 1967 until 1998.

The star, who was a resident of actors' retirement home Brinsworth House in Middlesex, passed away on Sunday.

He also appeared in the original Broadway production of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend.

The Captain Birds Eye character has outlasted the likes of the Milky Bar Kid and McDonalds' Ronald McDonald.

In 1971 an obituary for the Birds Eye character appeared in the Times newspaper after it was decided to retire him.

However, that was only temporary and he returned to TV screens three years later.

When he eventually did retire from the role, actor Thomas Pescod took over.

In 1993 Captain Birds Eye was voted as the most recognised captain after Captain Cook in a poll

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7302554.stm
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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banned#2
poor guy
#3
Sadly that ship has now sailed.
#4
The Captain Birds Eye character has outlasted the likes of the Milky Bar Kid and McDonalds' Ronald McDonald ha ha
#5
I reckon his face was more recognisable to most kids and adults than half of hollywood. RIP Captain.
#6
The old one was way better than that young trendy one they brought in a couple of years ago. At least he looked like an old sea dog.
#7
Agent_Silver
The old one was way better than that young trendy one they brought in a couple of years ago. At least he looked like an old sea dog.

Sign of the times you old goat :thumbsup:
#8
How sad ... god bless
#9
lesleysherrock
How sad ... god bless
Or maybe COD BLESS :thumbsup:
#10
Burial at sea?
#11
does that mean no more fish fingers ................. only the best for his table you know ......

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