OBITUARIES

Petra Davies, who has died at the age of 85, was a familiar face on television for more than four decades. She was at her...

For a generation of theatregoers, the appearances of Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa’s visually spellbinding amalgams of East and West brought an exotic Oriental colour...

As a director, producer and head of BBC television comedy from 1983-90, Gareth Gwenlan demonstrated a Midas touch on a string of era-defining programmes,...

Best known as the rebel leader Roj Blake in Terry Nation’s cult sci-fi series Blakes 7, Gareth Thomas was a seasoned television and stage...

Graeme Eton, who has died aged 79, came to London in the late 1960s from his native New Zealand, where he felt frustrated by the...

An inspirational drama teacher for four decades, Nina Finburgh has died aged 79. In the mid-1950s, Finburgh trained in speech, drama and mime at LAMDA,...

A popular character actor whose work ranged from TV soaps to the courtier Voltemand in the Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet, Morag Siller has died of...

News of the death of Victoria Wood aged 62 was met by a widespread sense of personal loss that bore witness to the irreplaceable...

Although he emerged as part of a generation of playwrights who collectively acquired the epithet of ‘angry young men’, Arnold Wesker’s voice was distinctively...

It was a mark of the affection in which Ronnie Corbett was held as one of the best-loved entertainers of the last half-century that...

Together with his wife and on-stage assistant, “the lovely Debbie McGee”, Paul Daniels dominated television light entertainment schedules in the 1980s. He had a...

Michael White’s propensity for gambling made him a natural-born producer even if it also led, in time, to the bankruptcy court. White’s maverick willingness to...
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