Dudley Foster (7th August 1924 to 8th January 1973) was the actor who played Esther Hayes' ne'er-do-well brother Tom from May to July 1961. Born in Brighouse, Yorkshire he was a jobbing actor familiar in villainous roles. He played Detective Inspector Dunn in twelve 1962 episodes of the Liverpool based police series Z Cars. He made three later appearances in that series, once as a promoted Dunn and later as a different character. He appeared in four episodes of Steptoe and Son in different roles and was a regular actor in If It Moves, File It.

He was married to Eileen Kennally who also appeared in Coronation Street in 1966 and 1980.

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