Michael Attwell

Michael John Attwell (16 January 1943 in Watford - 18 March 2006 in London) was an English actor.

He is possibly best known for his role as Kenny Beale in the television soap opera EastEnders.

His other TV credits include: Doctor Who (in the serials The Ice Warriors and Attack of the Cybermen), The First Churchills, Only Fools and Horses, Minder, Bergerac, Inspector Morse, Bugs, Silent Witness, Pie in the Sky, Casualty, The Bill and Hotel Babylon.

He appeared in the 1987 film Buster, based on the life of the Great Train Robber Buster Edwards.

As well as acting, between 1981 and 1993 Attwell also had a considerable career as a political cartoonist for several British national newspapers including The Sun, Sunday People and the News of the World. A self-taught artist Attwell signed himself as Zoke, an amalgam of the names of his children Zoe and Jake.

His life and work was honoured at the British Academy Television Awards in 2006.

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