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Jimmy Perry

Jimmy Perry in May 2011
Born James Perry
9 September 1923(1923-09-09)
Barnes, Surrey, England
Died 23 October 2016(2016-10-23) (aged 93)
London, England
Occupation Scriptwriter
Nationality British
Period 1960-2002 2012-2016
Genres Television
Notable work(s) Dad's Army (1968-1977)
The Gnomes of Dulwich (1969)
It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974-1981)
Room Service (1979)
Hi-de-Hi! (1980-1988)
You Rang M'Lord? (1988-1993)
High Street Blues (1989)
Spouse(s) Gilda Neeljte (until his death)
Relative(s) Diane Holland (sister-in-law)

James "Jimmy" Perry OBE (9 September 1923 – 23 October 2016) was an English writer, scriptwriter, producer, author and actor who is known for creating the BBC sitcom Dad's Army.

Perry was born on September 9, 1923 in Barnes, Surrey, England.[1] He studied at Colet Court and at St Paul's School. Perry lived in Algarve, Portugal.

Perry died in London on 23 October 2016 at the age of 93.[2]


  1. John Oliver "Croft, David (1922-2011) and Perry, Jimmy (1923-)", BFI screenonline
  2. BBC News (23 October 2016). "Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry dies". BBC Online. Retrieved 23 October 2016.

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