The character actor died Wednesday, his agent confirmed to the BBC
Aubrey Morris, a British actor perhaps best known for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, has died at age 89.
Morris died Wednesday, his agent confirmed to BBC News.
The England native acted in numerous character roles over the course of five decades. His film credits include horror film The Wicker Man (1973), in which he played the gravedigger, 1975 comedy Lisztomania and Woody Allen’s Love and Death, alongside Diane Keaton. In 1994, he took the silver screen alongside Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis in the dramedy My Girl 2.
But his performance as probation officer Mr. Deltoid in the eerie dystopian crime movie A Clockwork Orange (1971) was arguably his most notable role. Morris had a memorable scene in which his character warns the main character Alex (played by Malcolm McDowell) about getting into trouble.
“I’m warning you, little Alex, being a good friend to you as always, the one man in this sore and sick community who wants to save you from yourself,” Morris says in the creepy scene. (Warning: the clip contains sensitive themes.)
Morris also held roles in numerous television series, including The Prisoner, The Sweeney, The Molly Wopsies and The Saint. More recently, he appeared on Deadwood and It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia.
Morris was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, in 1926, one of nine children. He went on to study at Portsmouth Municipal College before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, according to the BBC.