Dudley Sutton, The Beloved Tinker Dill From The Iconic Series ‘Lovejoy’, Dies At 85


September 18, 2018 11:45 By Fabiosa

Dudley Sutton, best-known for his iconic role of Tinker Dill in the iconic series Lovejoy, passed away aged 85.


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RIP, Dudley Sutton!

He was one of the most eminent actors of this century. Millions of fans worldwide enjoyed his incredible talent and exceptional sense of humor. He is Dudley Sutton – a true legend of the entertainment industry.

Sutton passed away at the age of 85 on September 15, surrounded by his nearest and dearest. The actor lost his battle with cancer.


Sutton had a lot of great roles in his arsenal. The actor starred in The Devils, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, The Leather Boys, and many others.

Few people know that Dudley started his career as a mechanic, but his dream of stage never let him go. That’s when he decided to enter the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Dudley is best-known for his role of Tinker Dill in the TV series Lovejoy. The iconic comedy-drama series was broadcasted on BBC from 1986 to 1994.

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Tributes to the late star

Following his demise, numerous fans and co-stars took to social media with memorable tributes to the veteran actor.

Dudley Sutton was a person of bright talent. He will be missed so much.

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