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Persistently nag male Hollywood actor about end of western (7)

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I believe the answer is:

henpeck

'persistently nag' is the definition.

'male hollywood actor about end of western' is the wordplay.
'male' becomes 'he' (**).
'hollywood actor' becomes 'peck' (Gregory Peck).
'about' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'end of' says to take the final letters.
The final letter of 'western' is 'n'.
'peck' after 'n' is 'npeck'.
'he'+'npeck'='HENPECK'

(Other definitions for henpeck that I've seen before include "Browbeat" , "Nag like domineering wife or farmyard fowl" , "Harass (husband)" , "Nag a husband" , "(Of a woman) continually criticise (a husband)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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