Alfred Lynch (January 26, 1931 – December 16, 2003)
Alfred Cornelius Lynch was an actor on stage, film and television. After attending a Roman Catholic school, he worked in a drawing office as a draughtsman before entering national service. Around 1953, whilst working in a factory, he attended theatre acting evening classes, at which he met his life partner, James Culliford, another cockney drama student; they fell in love, and were together for nearly 50 years. Culliford was an actor on stage, film and television. Some of his noted roles are The Entertainer (1960), Quatermass and the Pit (1967) and The Trygon Factor (1969). He also appeared in the Doctor Who serial Frontier in Space in 1973. Jimmy Culliford suffered a stroke in 1972, after which he and Alfie moved from London to Brighton, where, until Jimmy's death in 2002, Alfie largely put aside his career to look after him. It was the central relationship of Alfie's life. He attracted many passionate admirers but, despite little detours and adventures, which included a fling with Rudolf Nureyev, it was to Jimmy that he always returned.
Timeline & Places:
• January 26, 1931: born.
• December 16, 2003: died. Buried at St Nicholas, 41 Dyke Rd, Brighton, Hove BN13, Regno Unito. Buried alongside: James Culliford (September 8, 1927 – March, 2002)