OBITUARIES

With a powerful, saturnine presence on stage and steady, devouring eyes that hinted, in close-up, at darker passions beneath, Frank Finlay’s career as a...

Married to the actor and director Richard Attenborough for nearly 70 years, Sheila Sim’s early success came to be overshadowed by her husband’s later...

During a long association with the master farceur Ray Cooney, Brian Godfrey appeared in many of the veteran’s romps, most notably Run for Your...

With a hypnotically lugubrious voice that sounded like caramel drenched in molasses and hinted at darker, more dangerous depths, Alan Rickman became an unlikely...

As a director (and latterly a producer), Don Leaver left his mark on some of the most iconic drama and comedy series of the...

At his peak in the 1970s, Robert Stigwood was the impresario with the Midas touch, as one project after another in the worlds of...

Bryony Brind was just 21 when she experienced that most quintessential of theatrical fables coming true: becoming an overnight star. Having joined the corps...

We pay tribute to some of the famous faces and treasured industry figures from stage, screen and behind the scenes who passed away during...

Despite appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court and in the West End, Nicholas Smith will be best remembered as the interfering...

Director Luc Bondy was born into an artistic family: his mother a dancer manque, his father a literary editor and his grandfather the manager...

As the prim, prudish, pontificating spinster Edna Birch in television’s Emmerdale, Shirley Stelfox policed the moral health of the fictional Yorkshire village with a...

Robert Chetwyn was one of the most gifted directors of his generation, with a range that encompassed high farce, contemporary tragedy and the classics. An...
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