RIP Clive Dunn. Dad's Army Legend Dies, Aged 9207 November 2012
Clive Dunn. The actor best known for his role as the loveable Lance-Corporal Jones in Dad’s Army has passed away at the age of 92.
According to the BBC, the fondly-remembered comedy star died following complications after an operation that he had whilst in Portugal. The Sun have reported that his agent Peter Charlesworth confirmed Dunn’s death and said that Clive “will be sorely missed and added that “he will be a real loss to the acting profession.” Dunn is survived by his wife Priscilla Morgan, as well as his daughters Jessica and Polly.
Dunn’s character Lance-Corporal Jack Jones was one of the most poplar characters in the BBC’s highly successful World War II sitcom. His catchphrase in the show was “Don’t Panic,” often directed at the army leader Captain Manwaring. Off screen, Dunn often fell out with Arthur Lowe, who played Manwaring’s role, owing to his staunch socialist beliefs. When Dad’s Army ended, Dunn finally accepted an OBE, after many offers.
In addition to his revered stint on Dad’s Army, Dunn also starred in such shows as The Tony Hancock Show and Hancock’s Half Hour as well as making a guest appearance in The Avengers. After Dad’s Army ended, he starred in the children’s TV series Grandad, though when that was cancelled in 1984, he was rarely seen on screen again, apart from re-runs of his previous work.
Watch some of Clive Dunn's finest moments in Dad's Army: