OBITUARIES

As a script editor, producer and head of the BBC’s series and serials department, Michael Wearing was responsible for such era-defining programmes as Alan...

Geoffrey Bayldon might well have found fame earlier than he did. In 1963 he was offered the role of the first Doctor in Doctor...

‏Rarely out of work in a career that spanned seven decades, Moray Watson found his way into the West End soon after graduating from...

‏A familiar face on television for more than 50 years, the actor Ann Beach, whose career included time at Theatre Royal Stratford East and...

My mother, Rosemary Frankau, who died of emphysema two days after her 84th birthday, was an actor best known for playing Beattie in the...

My mother, Margaret Towner, known to millions of Star Wars fans across the world, passed away on April 10 at the remarkable age of...

A stalwart of Scottish theatre, Sean Scanlan found fame on television as Shug, the affected Anglocentric uncle to Gregor Fisher’s Glaswegian grotesque Rab C...

Moving effortlessly between stage and screen, Christopher Morahan’s 60-year career earned him a reputation as a writer’s director. An often fierce figure who didn’t...

After his mother died when he was two, Parv Bancil moved from his native Tanzania to London with his father. The experience of loss...

Michael Bogdanov will be remembered as the director against whom the self-appointed morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse launched a venomous tirade in 1980 following his...

Tim Pigott-Smith’s sudden death at the age of 70 has robbed British theatre of one of its most intelligent and intuitive actors. And one...

When, at the height of his success in the 1970s, The Stage described Duggie Chapman as the “Delfont of the North”, it seemed to...
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