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David Collings came to acting without any formal training having begun his working life as a font designer. He went on to become a...

Although she will forever be remembered as two glamorous 1960s icons – the leather-clad, judo-savvy Catherine Gale in The Avengers (1962-64) and improbably named...

During his 18-year tenure as general director of the Royal Opera House from 1970, John Tooley guided the historic Covent Garden institution and its...

Eddie Large, one half of the most successful British comedy partnership of the 1980s, has died with coronavirus while undergoing treatment for heart failure...

The fiercely intelligent, emotionally concentrated John Shrapnel roamed freely across stage, screen and radio with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, in the...

A talented character actor, Christopher Stanton will be best remembered as the slightly daffy headmaster in the long-running CBBC children’s spy series MI High. Appearing...

Terrence McNally will be remembered best for his courage in placing the vicissitudes of homosexual life and experience on the mainstream stage, for the...

The leading Irish theatre designer of her generation, Monica Frawley’s sets often seemed infused with an elemental quality that imbued the poetic, landscape-rooted texts...

Frances Cuka came to early and sensational attention as Jo, the errant schoolgirl caught on the cusp of adulthood, in Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste...

Roy Hudd worked hard to maintain a safe place in the nation’s affections for more than half a century. He progressed from face-pulling, guitar-strumming...

John Travis occupied many roles in a long and distinguished career, but it was his pioneering work as an archivist with London Festival (now...

Zoe Caldwell was already a star in her native Australia when she arrived in Britain in 1958 to join the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. A...
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