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Born: July 11, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Oxford, England, GB Profession: actor

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Crossed Swords (1978) Prince Edward; Tom Canty
2.
 Prima volta sull'Erba, La (1975) Franz
3.
 Scalawag (1973) Jamie
4.
 Senza Ragione (1972) Lennox Duncan
5.
 Sudden Terror (1971) [Timothy Armstrong-Smith, also known as] Ziggy
6.
 Melody (1971) Daniel
7.
 Black Beauty (1971)
8.
 Who Slew Auntie Roo? (1971) Christopher [Coombs]
9.
 Run Wild, Run Free (1969) Philip Ransome
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Notes

From The Guardian (August 22, 2000): Now 41, the star of the film Oliver! won fame at the age of 10. By 14, was earning 100,000 pounds a year as he starred in an average of two films a year.


But, as puberty beckoned, the roles dried up. There seemed little to do but spend his newly released money: on his 18th birthday he was handed 70,000 pounds and went wild. "I bought myself a Ferrari and it was party, party, party," he has said. "It was terrific fun at first. I tried everything that was going, drink, dope, acid - whatever was on offer. For a teenage boy, it was like a dream come true."

But it soon turned sour: the 70,000 pounds took just two years to get through, and his three-year relationship disintegrated when his girlfriend tired of his dissolute lifestyle.

It was a wake-up call. He ended up in rehab, began to keep fit, and, at 28, went back to school to gain the A levels required to study osteopathy. Now married with young children, he runs a successful osteopathy and acupuncture clinic in Cheltenham.

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