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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
Wilfrid Brambell lived here
This is where old man Steptoe Wilfrid Brambell lived.
Location: 22 Moreton Place, Pimlico
Description: Irish actor Wilfrid Brambell (19121985) lived here in the basement flat from the early 1960's until his death in 1985.
He is most famous for playing old man Steptoe in classic television sitcom Steptoe and Son.
He worked with The Beatles in their film A Hard Day's Night, playing Paul McCartney's fictional grandfather.
In 1966 he played Ebenezer Scrooge in a musical version of A Christmas Carol.