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Andrew Burt

Andrew Burt (born 23rd May 1945 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire; died 16th November 2018) was an English actor, who appeared in many British TV drama series from the 1970s to 2018. He was perhaps best known as the original Jack Sugden in Emmerdale Farm, a role he played from 1972 to 1974 (with a brief return in 1976), before handing over the character to another actor, Clive Hornby.

Burt's other television credits include Warship, Campion, Swallows and Amazons Forever!, I'm Alan Partridge, EastEnders, The Bill, Bergerac, Blake's 7, Doctor Who and the BBC series The Voyage of Charles Darwin, in which he played the captain of HMS Beagle, Robert FitzRoy. He played the lead role in Gulliver in Lilliput for the BBC in 1982 and a leading guest role as Dr Quimper in Miss Marple 4.50 from Paddington in 1987. More recently he has appeared in episodes of New Tricks, Trial and Retribution and Spooks.

He also provided voice-overs for numerous commercials and he was a co-presenter of Yorkshire Television's pre-school series 'Stepping Stones' in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Burt was educated at Silcoates School, Wakefield and the University of Kent. He trained at Rose Bruford College of Drama and has considerable repertory experience, his preferred medium of acting being the stage. Andrew also was in an episode of Crown Court on ITV called "Question of Care".

Andrew died on the 16th November 2018 aged 73.

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