Last swan song for Duggie who makes cameo in new film alongside Jim Broadbent

Duggie Brown features in the film The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

A MUCH-loved comedian made what could be his final screen appearance some eight months after his death. 

Duggie Brown (82), best known for starring in hit TV shows such as The Comedians and Coronation Street, has a brief cameo in the recently released film The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

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The film tells the story of a man, played by Jim Broadbent, who leaves his seaside town in South Devon to walk 500 miles to Berwick-upon-Tweed to deliver a message to an old friend.

Scenes in the film were shot across the country, including in Barnsley and Sheffield.

Duggie Brown, born in Rotherham, also starred in the much acclaimed film Kes, based on Hoyland-born Barry Hines’ classic novel A Kestrel for a Knave alongside his sister Lynne Perrie ,who played Ivy Tilsley in Coronation Street.

He died in August after a short battle with septicaemia and necrotising fasciitis, a form of sepsis.

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Duggie’s funeral took place at Barnby Moor Memorial Park last September and was attended by the likes of Tommy Cannon, Tony Christie, Frazer Hines and Freddie Davies. 

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is available to watch at cinemas now.