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Hazel Vincent Wallace, founder and director of the Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, died on November 3, just one month short of her 100th birthday. Celebrating its...

Mustapha Matura, who has died aged 79, transformed the profile of domestic theatre in the 1970s and beyond as one of the first, and...

Actor Noel O’Donovan was a mainstay of contemporary Irish theatre who also made memorable contributions to Ireland’s homegrown television and film industries as the...

Hailed as one of the greatest prima ballerinas of the last century, Alicia Alonso was a force of nature who dominated American ballet, became...

Leah Bracknell’s 16-year spell as vet Zoe Tate in ITV’s long-running Emmerdale saw her create television history as the first regular, openly gay character...

Stephen Moore was one of the most versatile and reliable actors of his generation. A vital, always intelligent presence on stage, his velvet-soft, Eeyore-like...

A founding member of the National Theatre, Terence Knapp found fame on the other side of the world where he was formally anointed “Hawaii’s...

Juliette Kaplan, who has died aged 80, will be best remembered for her 25-year residency in Roy Clarke’s Last of the Summer Wine as...

Possessed of a voice that refused any categorisation other than its own lustrous sound, Jessye Norman, who has died aged 74, was an operatic...

John O’Brien owed his career as a much-admired principal dancer with Ballet Rambert, and later a widely respected teacher, to the suggestion of a...

As the eldest child of the comedian and singer Harry Secombe, a career in showbusiness must have seemed an inevitability for Jenny Secombe. However, choosing...

Hailed in the UK as the inheritor of Joyce Grenfell’s mantle and in the US as “Broadway’s new comedy queen”, Anna Quayle staked several...
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