James Garbutt (born 1925 in Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham) appeared on Coronation Street in three roles:

Formerly an art teacher in Newcastle before pursuing a career in acting, his other credits dating back to the late 1960s include TV roles in The Wednesday Play, The Borderers, Woodstock, The Onedin Line, Z Cars, Doctor Who, When the Boat Comes In, Juliet Bravo, Gems, The Franchise Affair, All Creatures Great and Small, Middlemarch, Casualty, Soldier Soldier, Casualty, Where the Heart Is and the films The Thirty-Nine Steps, Superman and High Heels and Low Lifes.

On stage he has appeared in productions of Close the Coalhouse Door; Henry IV, Part I; The Love Girl and the Innocent; Our Friends in the North and The Witch of Edmonton.

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