Burt Kwouk: Narrator 2004 (b. 1930)
Britain’s best loved oriental, Manchester born Burt made an early mark in movies with memorable appearances in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958), Yesterday’s Enemy (1959) and The Terror of the Tongs (1961). He featured in two James Bond films with Sean Connery, Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice, as well as several Fu Manchu adventures with Christopher Lee. However, he is best remembered as Cato, the martial arts manservant of Inspector Clouseau in seven of the Pink Panther films. Later film appearances have included everything from Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun to Carry On Columbus. His cult TV credits include Dr Who: ‘Four to Doomsday’ with Peter Davison, the narration of channel 4’s Banzai and many appearances with the comedian Harry Hill. In 2003 he joined the long running BBC comedy series Last of the Summer Wine as the Yorkshire Chinaman Entwhistle.