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Victor Sinetti (born Vittorio Giorgio Andre Spinetti) was a Welsh comedy actor, author and poet. He appeared in dozens of films and stage plays throughout his 50-year career, including the three 1960s Beatles films "A Hard Day's Night", "Help!" and "Magical Mystery Tour".

Born in Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Wales, Spinetti was educated at Monmouth School and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, of which he became a Fellow. After various menial jobs, Spinetti pursued a stage career and was closely associated with Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop in London, England. Among the productions were "Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be" and "Oh! What a Lovely War" (1963), which transferred to New York City and for which he won a Tony Award. Spinetti's film career developed simultaneously; his dozens of film appearances would include Zeffirelli's "The Taming of the Shrew", "Under Milk Wood", "The Return of the Pink Panther" and "Under the Cherry Moon".

During his later career, Spinetti acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in such roles as Lord Foppington in "The Relapse" and the Archbishop in "Richard III", at Stratford-upon-Avon; and, in 1990, he appeared in "The Krays". In 2008 he appeared in a one-man show, "A Very Private Diary", which toured the UK as "A Very Private Diary ... Revisited!", recounting his life story. Spinetti was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011 and died of the disease in June 2012.

MOVIE CREDITS:
1964: TV Director - A Hard Day's Night
1990: Mr. Lawson - The Krays
1967: Hortensio - The Taming of the Shrew
1967: Army Sergeant - Magical Mystery Tour
1994: Glump - The Princess and the Goblin
1965: Prof. Foot - Help!
1974: The Historian - The Little Prince
1973: Mog Edwards - Under Milk Wood
1970: Duke d'Escargot - Start the Revolution Without Me
1999: Triar Fuck (as Victor Spineti) - Boobs in the Wood
1968: Captain Giglio - The Biggest Bundle of Them All
1976: Richard Walker - Emily
1995: Himself - You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night'
1964: Narrator (voice) - I Think They Call Him John
1965: Quentin - The Wild Affair
1970: Charles Agostino - Scacco alla mafia
1961: Joe - The Gentle Terror
1988: Herman Van Daan - The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank
1999: Cyril Wise - Julie and the Cadillacs
1977: Duncan - Hardcore
1975: Dick Deadeye - Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done
1970: A Promise of Bed
1973: Prof. Ribart - Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World
1975: Hotel Concierge - The Return of the Pink Panther
1979: The Prefect - Casanova & Co.
1999: Colonel Dupree - The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service
1995: Bragas / Major M - The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen
1990: Tybalt / Benvolio (voice) - Romeo.Juliet
1986: The Jaded Three #1 - Under the Cherry Moon

TV CREDITS:
1983: Sweet Sixteen
2002: High Hopes
1969: Two in Clover
1987: Bad Boyes
1982: Texas Pete - SuperTed
1978: 3-2-1
1991: An Actor's Life For Me
1962: The Saint
1989: The Further Adventures of SuperTed
2003: New Tricks
1979: Take My Wife
1965: Play of the Month
Fred Basset
1991: Paul Merton: The Series
2000: Happatezoah, Pharaoh's Magician - In the Beginning
1989: Elliott Rossini - The Paradise Club