Anthony Samuel Selby (26 February 1938 – 5 September 2021) was an English actor. He was best known for his roles as Clive Mitchell in EastEnders, Corporal Percy Marsh in Get Some In!, and Sabalom Glitz in Doctor Who.
Anthony Samuel Selby
26 February 1938
Lambeth, London, England
|Died||5 September 2021 (aged 83)|
|Get Some In!|
|Spouse(s)||Jacqui Milburn 1964–1981 (divorced) (1 child)|
Gina Sellers 1986–2021
Life and careerEdit
Selby was born in Lambeth, London, in February 1938, the son of Annie Elizabeth (Weaver), a waitress, and Samuel Joseph Selby, a cab driver. After training at the Italia Conti Stage School, he made his adult stage debut in 1956. His theatre work included the original production of Edward Bond's controversial play Saved at the Royal Court Theatre in 1965. He has appeared in many television programmes including a starring role in RAF National Service comedy Get Some In!, and a recurring role in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who as the intergalactic conman Sabalom Glitz.
He had one of his earliest film acting roles in The Early Bird (1965), Alfie (1966), starring Michael Caine, and his other film appearances include Press for Time (1966), Poor Cow (1967), Witchfinder General (1968), Before Winter Comes (1969), In Search of Gregory (1969), Villain (1971), Nobody Ordered Love (1972), and Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall (1973). In 1971-2 he played magician's assistant Sam Maxstead in children's supernatural TV series Ace of Wands and had a brief 1972 appearance as a jealous fiancé in Public Eye. He appeared in the 1970s series Callan. Other notable television appearances included The Avengers as a villainous car mechanic, Bless This House as a depressed burglar, and as Boozy in the all-star Eric Sykes comedy If You Go Down in the Woods Today (1981). He appeared in three episodes of the drama series Minder, twice playing Jack, the minder of gangster's wife Rose Mellors. In the early 1990s he played chauffeur to Adam Faith's character in the drama series Love Hurts; he also played Clive Mitchell in BBC's soap opera EastEnders in 2002.
In the United States, Selby had an uncredited role as a hood in the first Superman motion picture.
He appeared in the television series New Tricks as Danny Paye, an East End loan shark, in the 2009 episode Meat is Murder.
|1965||The Wednesday Play | Up the Junction||Dave|
|1968||The Avengers||Stanley||Episode: The Curious Case of the Countless Clues|
|1970–1971||Ace of Wands||Sam Maxstead|
|1971||Catweazle||Sergeant Jones||Episode: The Walking Trees|
|1972||The Adventures of Black Beauty||Moss||Episode: Day of Reckoning|
|1974||Thriller||Mark||Episode: I'm the Girl He Wants to Kill|
|1974–1976||Bless This House||Fingers/Intruder||2 episodes|
|1975||The Good Life||Sam||Episode: The Weaker Sex?|
|1975–1978||Get Some In!||Corporal Marsh|
|1986–1987||Doctor Who||Sabalom Glitz||9 episodes|
|1987||The Secret Garden||Sergeant Barney||TV Movie|
|1991||Lovejoy||Sgt. Hartley||Episode: Raise the Hispanic|
|1995||The World of Lee Evans||Father||Episode: Meet the Folks|
|1997–2004||The Bill||Vinnie Rogers/Norman Klein/Barry Jackson||4 episodes|
|1999||Holby City||Jim Horton||Episode: Puppy Love|
|2002||EastEnders||Uncle Clive||2 episodes|
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- "If You Go down in the Woods Today (1981)". BFI.
- "Days of Fines and Closures (1989)". BFI.
- "Love Hurts". 7 February 1992. p. 80 – via BBC Genome.
- "EastEnders". 3 October 2002. p. 110 – via BBC Genome.
- "The Good Life - S1 - Episode 3: The Weaker Sex?". Radio Times.
- "BBC One - My Family, Series 11, A Decent Proposal". BBC.
- "Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)". BFI.
- "Sitcom star Tony Selby dies aged 83". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
- Hayward, Anthony (7 September 2021). "Tony Selby obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 September 2021.