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Christopher Brian Spencer Dobson

Christopher Brian Spencer Dobson

Male 1936 - 2008  (72 years)

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  • Name Christopher Brian Spencer Dobson 
    Born 7 Jun 1936  Bolton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    aka Chris Bryant 
    Died 27 Oct 2008  Burford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOBSON, Christopher Bryan Spencer. Professionally known as Chris Bryant, suddenly at home, Burford, UK, on October 27, aged seventy-two. Beloved husband of Penelope and loving father to Jonathan, Nicholas and Alexandra, daughter-in-law Leah and brother Bob, you leave a great void in all our lives, but a great love in all our hearts. His incredible sense of humour, laughter, warmth and kindness will be forever missed but not forgotten. He led an incredibly varied professional life with many accomplishments both in England and North America. A lawyer, a politician, a comedian, a television host, an actor, and a teacher, he settled on being a writer with many screenplays to his name. Funeral service Monday November 3 at 3 p.m. followed by celebration. Any donations in lieu of flowers to the Parkinson's Institute or charity of choice.
    Christopher Dobson obituary
    Christopher Dobson obituary
    The Telegraph 29 Dec 2008
    Buried 3 Nov 
    Person ID I7279  Brooksbank
    Last Modified 17 May 2015 

    Father Benjamin Arthur Palin Dobson,   b. 9 Jun 1904, Bolton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1962, Bolton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Marion Sarah Carington Smith,   b. 14 May 1907, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse Penelope Ann Riley 
    Last Modified 17 May 2015 
    Family ID F2378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Christopher Dobson aka Chris Bryant
    Christopher Dobson aka Chris Bryant

  • Notes 
    • Chris Bryant (June 7, 1936 \endash October 27, 2008) was an English screenwriter and occasional actor (usually performing in productions he wrote himself). Born Christopher Brian Spencer Dobson in Bolton, Lancashire, his great-grandfather was Sir Benjamin Dobson who made his wealth as a manufacturer of textile machinery. Dobson was educated at Radley College and graduated in Law at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. In 1957, he emigrated to Canada and received a Master of Civil Law degree from McGill University in 1959. In 1960, he worked as a private secretary to Davie Fulton, the Minister of Justice, while in his spare time was a stand-up comedian.