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Keith Barron: Yorkshire actor rarely off our screens for half a century but best known for Eighties sitcom ‘Duty Free’

  • Keith Barron was perhaps best known to a generation of viewers for his roles in the sitcoms Duty Free and Haggard, with his most recent appearance being in the ITV police crime series DCI Banks. Seldom out of work, which he confessed was a bit “masochistic”, the highly versatile, blue-eyed, Yorkshire-accented Barron played the full gamut of roles from adulterer to police officer with a sprinkling of hard-hitting characters in between in a career spanning over five decades. Barron admitted, “If I’m out of work, I’m terrible.