Born on December 14, 1919, in East Riding of Yorkshire, England, Robert Michael Bilton was an English on-screen character. He went to Hymers College at Hull City. In the Second World War, he was appointed as a Second Lieutenant and got an injury at the El Alamein's Battle. After his recuperation, he started his acting vocation with the Connaught Theater and later turned into a member from the radio of BBC repertory firm. He had a solid comedic twist and included in shows such as One Foot in the Grave as Mr. Drewitt, Keeping up Appearances as His Lordship and Grace and Favor as Mr. Thorpe in 1992.
He likewise showed up in the TV show
as Dr. Winter, thriller series The Saint as Bolande, musical drama Pennies from Heaven as Dad and much more. He additionally acted at a Hotel as the doorman Ernest in sitcom Terry and June in 1982. Bilton was the star in the Doctor Who stories The Deadly Assassin as Time Lord, Pyramids of Mars as Collins and The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve as Charles de Teligny. He played a role in "The Adventure of Shoscombe Olde Place" as the head servant Stevens in an episode of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes; likewise remarkable in the cast was
in a role as a trying jockey.
Bilton's movie appearances incorporated as Landlord in A Taste of Honey in 1961, The Thirty-Nine Steps as Vicar in 1978 and The Fourth Protocol as in 1987 as Kim Philby. Bilton showed up in an all around recalled Yellow Pages TV ad as a gardener getting a sit-on lawnmower from a couple with a substantial back garden. David Hargreaves played the male portion, who likewise acted in the Juliet Bravo, BBC dramatization show.
Bilton's last role was in the Waiting for God, BBC Sitcom as Basil Makepeace; when the shooting started in 1990, he was at that point 71 yrs old. Basil developed in significance all through the four seasons, in the end, turning into the main supporting character. His last appearance was in the final scene of Series 4. He died soon after finishing the shoot. In the 1993 Christmas scene, his character’s nonappearance shown as having gone to an "Icelandic spouse swapping journey," and he has not specified again.
Jamie Edwards replaced the character of Basil, Jane's vivacious Irish granddad, who was acted by Paddy Ward. In later years, the devastating joint pain kept him from working in the theater. His last London West End occurrence, in the mid-Eighties, was in Hobson's choice nearby Penelope Keith at the Theater Royal at Haymarket.