Simon Cadell

1950 - 1996

Actor. Born in London, Cadell was a member of a notable Scottish family. He was the grandson of actress Jean Cadell (1884 - 1967) and great nephew of artist F.C.B. Cadell (1883 - 1937). He was educated at Hampstead and Petersfield, and trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Cadell is best known as the awkward entertainments manager in the BBC sit-com Hi-de-Hi (1980-84), written by Jimmy Perry and his father-in-law David Croft. He is also noted for playing a German SS officer in Enemy at the Door (1978-80) and for another BBC sit-com Life Without George (1987-89), together with several minor television roles and as a voice actor in numerous commercials.

A heavy smoker, he suffered a major heart-attack and was then diagnosed with terminal cancer. He died in London but was buried in the family plot at Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh.

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