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 Dickie Owen Played Corporal Schiess (Zulu) who has sadly passed away on Tuesday the 7th April 2015

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PostSubject: Zulu actor Dickie Owen   Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:05 pm

Very sad news - my great friend and Zulu actor Dickie Owen passed away on Tuesday night - I have just spoken to his carer who confirmed it. Ironic really - when I spoke to Dickie on Tuesday at lunchtime to tell him I was forwarding fan mail to him, he said he was feeling absolutely fine (and he sounded it). He was a lovely man, very humble, and was really surprised at the amount of people who queued to meet him at our Hammer day signing in November in Westminster - we met fans from all over Europe, and even a couple from the US and Canada. He was my special guest at the 50th anniversary royal premiere of Zulu last year at the Odeon Leicester Square, which he loved - being in the spotlight again. Privately, he would talk endlessly about growing up in the music halls, messing about with his great friend Benny Hill (they were both in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), as well as how he was responsible for casting Michael Caine in Zulu after Cy Endfield dismissed him after his audition. Dickie said he persuaded Cy to give Michael a chance.... Dickie will be greatly missed by those of us who were fortunate enough to know him.
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PostSubject: Dickie Owen Played Corporal Schiess (Zulu) who has sadly passed away on Tuesday the 7th April 2015   Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:14 pm

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Dickie Owen Played Corporal Schiess (Zulu)

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1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 
Major Domo (uncredited)  
1968 Z Cars (TV series) 
Syd Maggs 
More Ways of Killing the Cat: Part 1 (1968) … Syd Maggs 

1968 Ukridge (TV series) 
Battling Billson 
The Comeback of Battling Billson (1968) … Battling Billson 
The Debut of Battling Billson (1968) … Battling Billson 

1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV series) 
Sergeant Jones 
All That Glitters (1967) … Sergeant Jones 

1967 The Mummy's Shroud 
Prem  
1967 Orlando (TV series) 
Tim Turtle 
Curtain up (1967) … Tim Turtle 
Send for Fred Pinwaid (1967) … Tim Turtle 
An Apple a Day (1967) … Tim Turtle 
Clown on a Bike (1967) … Tim Turtle 
The Show Must Go On (1967) … Tim Turtle 
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1966 Mrs Thursday (TV series) 
Security Officer 
You Dont Have to Book Buckingham Palace (1966) … Security Officer 

1965 The Wednesday Play (TV series) 
Big Al / Keeper Bent 
The Coming Out Party (1965) … Big Al 
The End of Arthur's Marriage (1965) … Keeper Bent 
Three Clear Sundays (1965) … Big Al 

1965 Three Hats for Lisa 
Policeman  
1964 Richard Whittington Esquire (TV movie) 
Bragg  
1964 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb 
The Mummy (Ra-Antef)  
1964 HMS Paradise (TV series) 
Sid 
And a Happy Bastille Day to You Too (1964) … Sid 

1964 Espionage (TV series) 
2nd Surveillance man 
Once a Spy... (1964) … 2nd Surveillance man 

1964 Zulu 
Corporal Schiess  
1963 Love Story (TV series) 
Civvie 1 
The Wedding of Smith Seven-Nine (1963) … Civvie #1 

1962 The Saint (TV series) 
Taxi Driver 
The Man Who Was Lucky (1962) … Taxi Driver 

1961 The Grand Junction Case (short) 
Parries  
1961 Girl on a Roof (TV movie) 
1st Constable  
1960 The Criminal 
1st Man in Prison (uncredited)  
1960 Hell Is a City 
Bragg  
1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV series) 
Bates 
Eve and the Serpent (1960) … Bates 

1960 Watch Your Stern 
Sailor  
1959 A Touch of Larceny 
Second Policeman (uncredited)


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PostSubject: Re: Dickie Owen Played Corporal Schiess (Zulu) who has sadly passed away on Tuesday the 7th April 2015   Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Dickie Owen Played Corporal Schiess (Zulu) who has sadly passed away on Tuesday the 7th April 2015   Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:51 pm

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Corporeal Schiess  (Natal Native Contingent).


He was born on 7 April 1856, Burgdorf, Bern Canton, Switzerland. Schiess served in the French army before sailing from Hamburg to East London South Africa in 1877. He volunteered and served in the 9th Frontier War. Colonel Durnford appointed him a Corporal in the 2nd Battalion.
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PostSubject: Dickie Owen Played Corp Schiess in Zulu , Passed Away 7th April 2015   Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:02 am

I hadnt heard of Dickie's Passing , thanks for the heads up . Sad week with Richie Benaud and now Dickie Owen Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Dickie Owen Played Corporal Schiess (Zulu) who has sadly passed away on Tuesday the 7th April 2015   Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:00 pm

Another great actor gone!
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