Rudolph Walker celebrates 80


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Many of you will know him as Patrick Truman from Eastenders, but Rudolph Walker OBE has been gracing our screens for quite some time now. Early in his career he appeared in shows such as On The Buses, Doctor Who, Love Thy Neighbour, Empire Road, Black Silk and The Thin Blue Line, just to name a few.

Rudolph turned 80 on September 28, but will celebrate at the Hackney Empire on Sunday 20 October alongside celebrity guests, with
entertainment by singers, dancers, actors and comedians. Host on the night includes Eddie Nestor & Robbie Gee, with Richard Blackwood, Glenda
Jaxson, Slim, Curtis Walker, Axel Blake, Kat B, Tobago Crusoe, London Community Gospel Choir, Jermain Jackman, Lurine Cato, DJ Lewis Mastermind Benn confirmed so far.
Proceeds from this event will go to The Rudolph Walker Foundation, a charity established by Rudolph 10 years ago to nurture and develop young people’s creative and technical skills and talents.

The event will be held at the Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ, on Sunday 20 October from 6pm. More information may be found at socanews.com/events.