Freddie Eldrett

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Freddie Eldrett was a British Actor and Director who started his career at the Windmill Theatre in London, where at just 18 years old he was one of the youngest entertainers to perform there.[1]

He was one of the acts to appear on Opportunity Knocks where his dancing ability helped him to win for 21 weeks in a row.

In 1962 he starred as Willy Aldrich in Reach for Glory, directed by Philip Leacock.

In 1966 he played a soldier in an episode of Doctor Who called The Tenth Planet alongside William Hartnell as the Doctor. The Director was Derek Martinus.

Eldrett appeared in many films including The French Mistress with Sophia Lauren, Tom Sawyer with Dorothy Brookings, The Verdict is Yours with Honor Blackman and I Could Go On Singing with Judy Garland and Dirk Bogarde. However, he was mainly a theatre actor appearing in such plays as 110 in the Shade and Divorce me Darling at the Globe Theatre where he met his long term companion Philip Gilbert.

Later in his career Eldrett founded the Prince Regent Theatre in Farnborough, directing many productions before his death in November 2003.

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