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A consummate radio actor with a lithe and cultured voice that commanded the ear, Stephen Thorne was a prolific contributor to the medium. By his...

As an actor, director and prolific playwright, Philip Osment, who has died at the age of 66, played a leading role in British theatre...

Paul Darrow will be best remembered as the dour, dangerous, increasingly unhinged Avon, a glowering Machiavellian presence in Terry Nation’s critically panned but cult-attracting...

Andrew Hall’s first job after graduating from LAMDA – as Russell, the son of Ria (Wendy Craig) and sibling of Adam (Nicholas Lyndhurst) in...

A master farceur and versatile, impeccable company member, Royce Mills was an early linchpin of the Theatre of Comedy, a West End veteran, National...

Clover Roope’s conversion from classical ballet to contemporary dance mirrored the broadening of British dance vocabulary in the 1960s and beyond as the influence...

While inevitably remembered most for her long 1970s run as the ever-suffering Maggie Clegg in Coronation Street, Irene Sutcliffe also had a career of...

Nigel Seale may not have been a name that many in the industry would instantly recognise, but as the managing director of the casting...

A writer whose work encompassed novels, theatre and television, John Bowen was a prolific talent who married the political and the popular with a...

For a time Freddie Starr, who has died suddenly at the age of 76, was the most popular comedian of his day. A constant...

For more than 30 years, Edward Kelsey’s voice was one of the most familiar and best-loved on radio. As The Archers’ workshy Joe Grundy,...

Although Mark Medoff wrote more than 30 plays for stage and radio and a further 12 screenplays, he will be largely remembered for one...
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