What was compos real name?

What was compos real name?

William Simmonite
William Simmonite, better known by his nickname of Compo (from unemployment compensation, as in the phrase “he’s on the compo”, according to series writer Roy Clarke), was a character in the world’s longest-running sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine.

Is Compo still alive?

He is best known for portraying Compo Simmonite in the Yorkshire-based BBC comedy series Last of the Summer Wine for over a quarter of a century….Bill Owen (actor)

Bill Owen MBE
Died 12 July 1999 (aged 85) Westminster, London, England
Resting place St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Upperthong, West Yorkshire, England

Who played Compo?

Bill OwenLast of the Summer WinePaul WyettFirst of the Summer Wine
Compo Simmonite/Voiced by

How old is Bill Owen?

85 years (1914–1999)Bill Owen / Age at death

Where is Bill Owens grave?

He was buried next to fellow Last of the Summer Wine actor Bill Owen in the churchyard of St John’s Parish Church, Upperthong, near the town of Holmfirth in Yorkshire, the home of Last of the Summer Wine.

Which episode was compos funeral?

Obi-Wan Finale – The Loop

Just a Small Funeral
Season 21, Episode 6
Air date 7 May 2000
Episode guide
Previous Surprise at Throstlenest Next From Here to Paternity

Who did Compo leave his ferrets to?

And they learn just how devoted he was to Nora Batty. Clegg gets a letter telling him Compo’s arrangements for his ferrets and the Gang soon learns what Compo did with his Thursdays when he claimed to be ‘exercising’ his ferrets. And they learn just how devoted he was to Nora Batty.

What age is Nora Batty?

The mother-of-two died at the Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton, with her husband John at her bedside, after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. TRIBUTES have been paid to the actress Kathy Staff, best known as TV battleaxe Nora Batty, after she died at the age of 80.

Where is the actress Kathy Staff buried?

Dukinfield Crematorium & Cemetery, Dukinfield, United KingdomKathy Staff / Place of burial

Was Bill Owen ever married?

Kathleen O’Donoghuem. 1977–1999Edith Stevensonm. 1946–1964
Bill Owen/Spouse

Which episode was compos last?

This was the last ever episode to be filmed with Bill Owen as Compo and finished filming days before he died….Obi-Wan Finale – The Loop.

Last Post and Pigeon
Air date 2 January 2000
Episode guide
Previous Ironing Day Next Lipstick and Other Problems

Why was it called Last of the Summer Wine?

Clarke chose the original title, The Last of the Summer Wine, to convey the idea that the characters are not in the autumn of their lives but the summer, even though it may be “the last of the summer”.

Is Kathy Staff dead?

December 13, 2008Kathy Staff / Date of death

What age is Kathy staff?

80 years (1928–2008)Kathy Staff / Age at death

Is Kathy Staff alive?

Was Kathy Staff married?

John StaffKathy Staff / Spouse (m. 1951–2008)

Is Tom Owen still acting?

He is the son of Bill Owen (born William Rowbotham), who played William “Compo” Simmonite (the father of Tom Simmonite) in the show….Tom Owen (actor)

Tom Owen
Occupation Actor
Years active 1966–present
Spouse(s) Mary Moylan ​ ( m. 1978)​
Children 2

What does Compo have in his matchbox?

I believe in one episode Compo puts a small piece of lettuce in the box for it. In another episode he may have even put some grass in the matchbox at one time. Compo also used a matchbox to put a creepy crawly in for the Trial by Trousers episode.