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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st November 1943 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III
21st November 1941 Born today: Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny and the Professor, QB VII)
21st November 1934 Uiver returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race
21st November 1781 Watercolour artist Cornelius Varley born in Hackney, East London.
21st November 1696 J Vanbrughes Relapse or Virtue in Danger, 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.