Glyn Houston

Glyn Houston (born in Tonypandy, Wales on 23 October 1926), is an actor best known for his television work. He is the brother of the late film actor Donald Houston. Houston served in the army prior to and during World War II, and was briefly a stand-up comedian performing to soldiers during the war. He made his first film appearance in The Blue Lamp in 1950. Perhaps Glyn Houston's most notable role was as "Duncan Thomas", literary agent, in the 1980s British sitcom Keep It in the Family. He appeared in a number of films including The Great Game. In the 1970s he played Lord Peter Wimsey's valet Bunter opposite Ian Carmichael in the teleplays of several of Dorothy Sayers tales. His performance was praised in the New York Times. In his critique of the 1980s BBC1 dramatization of the Harriet Vane stories, reviewer Marvin Kitman mistakenly wrote that Houston was miscast in the role of Bunter. In fact, actor Richard Morant portrayed the character in that series. Other credits included My Good Woman (1973–1974), Inspector Morse, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Minder and Doomwatch, as well as the recurring character "Det Supt Jones" in Softly, Softly.


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