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Mini Bio (1) This English actor was born of humble, working class beginnings and became well-known for playing the same kind of blokes on both film and TV. Born William Rowbotham, he was the son of a tram driver and laundress. He knew early on that entertaining was the life for him.
William John Owen Rowbotham, MBE (14 March 1914 – 12 July 1999), known professionally as Bill Owen, was an English actor and songwriter. He was the father of actor Tom Owen . He is best known for portraying Compo Simmonite in the Yorkshire -based BBC comedy series Last of the Summer Wine for 27 years.
Jul 17, 2010 · Bill's boys: Tom Owen with his father Bill and sons James, 7, and William, 5, all dressed up as Compo for a joke in 1985 Yet by his own admission, Tom was never close to his 'brilliant but strange'...
William John Owen Rowbotham, MBE (14 March 1914 – 12 July 1999), better known as Bill Owen, was an English actor and songwriter. He was the father of actor Tom Owen. (en) William John Owen Rowbotham MBE (14 de marzo de 1914 – 12 de julio de 1999), más conocido como Bill Owen, fue un actor y compositor británico. (es)
Jul 13, 1999 · Owen, who played the loveable rogue Compo in the BBC comedy, had been ill with stomach and bowel cancer and had undergone emergency surgery. He died yesterday afternoon at King Edward VII hospital...
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Former Last Of The Summer Wine actor Tom Owen has claimed that Kathy Staff "bad-mouthed" him. The 61-year-old, who played the son of Compo (Bill Owen) in the long-running sitcom, admitted that he...
Jul 13, 1999 · The career of Bill Owen, who has died aged 85, was an extreme example of how vast television fame in one role - in his case the incorrigibly scruffy Compo, in Last Of The Summer Wine - can wipe ...
Thomas William Stevenson Rowbotham (born 8 April 1949), known professionally as Tom Owen, is a British actor best known for playing Tom Simmonite in the world's longest-running sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. He is the son of Bill Owen (born William Rowbotham), who played William "Compo" Simmonite (the father of Tom Simmonite) in the show.
Jun 07, 2017 · At the height of their success, he and co-stars Bill Owen, who played Compo, and Brian Wilde, Foggy Dewhurst in the show, went for a drink most lunchtimes and evenings while on location in Holmfirth.