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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th July 1975 Piccadilly line extension from Hounslow West opened as far as Hatton Cross.go to related location

19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)

19th July 1941 Winston Churchill launched V for Victory campaign.go to related location

19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Roddy McDowall was born here



Roddy McDowall was born here

Planet of the Apes actor Roddy McDowell was born and raised here

Location: 204 Herne Hill Road, Herne Hill

Description: Planet of the Apes actor Roddy (Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall) was born here to a theatrical mother and a seafaring father.

He appeared in several British films as a child, and then the family all moved to the USA when Roddy was 11 because of the outbreak of World War II.

He began his long acting career as a child in How Green Was My Valley, My Friend Flicka and Lassie Come Home, and as an adult appeared most frequently as a character actor on stage and television.

His film roles included Cornelius and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes film series. He featured in It!, The Poseidon Adventure and many TV shows including The Twilight Zone, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Eleventh Hour, Night Gallery, The Invaders, The Carol Burnett Show, Fantasy Island, Columbo and Quantum Leap.

Roddy later served on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.


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Roddy McDowall was born here

Planet of the Apes actor Roddy McDowell was born and raised here


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