British character actor Aubrey Morris, best known for playing the probation officer in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 cult film “A Clockwork Orange” has died, his agent confirmed on Friday. He was 89.
During his five-decade career, Morris also appeared as a grave-digger opposite Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward in the cult horror film “The Wicker Man” as well as such films as “Lisztomania,” Woody Allen’s “Love and Death” and “My Girl 2.”
His many TV credits include “The Saint,” “The Sweeney,” “The Prisoner,” “The Avengers” and BBC drama “Cold Comfort Farm.”
Born in Portsmouth, England, as one of nine children, Morris studied at Portsmouth Municipal College before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, according to BBC News.
He made his stage debut in “The Winter’s Tale” at London’s Regent’s Park in 1944, spent two years at the Old Vic from 1954 to 1956, and had numerous theater roles on Broadway.
Surprisingly, Morris’ most recent TV role was on FX comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” as Dr. Zimmerman.
Watch video from his “A Clockwork Orange” role below.
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