Arthur LoweArthur Lowe
) was a British actor
. He was best known for playing Captain George Mainwaring in the popular British sitcom Dad's Army
; he also played the Captain's drunken brother Barry in one episode.
Lowe had previously starred in Coronation Street as Leonard Swindley, a pompous draper. After the series of Dad's Army finished, he narrated a series of animated television programmes based on the Mr. Men series or children's books.