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Alan Howard with Katherine Parkinson in The School for Scandal at the Barbican Theatre in 2011. Photo: Tristran Kenton

Blessed with an imposing physique and a voice as powerful as it was poetic, Alan Howard was a towering figure in British theatrical life...

Lance Percival found fame singing topical political songs in a calypso style on the BBC’s pioneering satire show That Was the Week That Was...

In a prolific career that spanned seven decades, Bernard Kay was a familiar face on television and an equally imposing figure on stage. Born in...

Louis Fleming was president of Theatre Projects Consultants Inc. in New York from 1982-90 and served as a director of Theatre Projects International from...

As one half of an era-defining writing partnership with David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd dominated British television comedy in the 1970s and 1980s with two...

Although television and film gave David Ryall’s gently crumpled face, careworn demeanour and frayed-at-the-edges charm a much-loved familiarity in recent years, he was an...

Together with his best friend and professional partner Roger Darrock, Stephen Howe was a mainstay of pantomimes for much of the last 40 years...

One of the most formidably intelligent actresses of her generation, Billie Whitelaw forged one of 20th-century theatre’s most significant partnerships with the playwright Samuel...
Tom Adams was a favourite screen star of the 1970s

Tom Adams was a regular television star in the 1970s, playing a variety of roles on some of the favourite TV shows of the...

Joanna Dunham’s flame burned brightly and long after she belatedly switched careers from art to acting. Having shown interest in both at the progressive, co-educational...

The Montreal-born dancer, choreographer and director Brian Macdonald made an incalculable contribution to Canada’s performing arts over an award-laded six decades. He enjoyed significant...

Johan Engels was one of the most imaginative and admired stage designers of his generation, working extensively in theatre and opera throughout the UK,...