Lionel Gamlin


Actor and presenter who was one of the country's most famous voices of the immediate postwar years. He joined the BBC as an announcer in 1935 and soon became a prolific presenter in both current affairs and light entertainment, as well as acting in both straight and comedy roles. His authoritative tones were also put to use as a narrator for British Movietone News.

He died in 1967, aged 64.

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