OBITUARIES

Gerald Sim with his wife Deirdre Benner in 1974

Of the more than 130 television and film credits he acquired in a career spanning six decades, it was his last role as the...

As co-founder of DubbelJoint Theatre Company and head of the BBC’s radio drama department in Belfast, Pam Brighton was a significant and often controversial...
Pamela Cundell

Family legend had it that Pamela Cundell was a distant relative of Henry Condell, the manager of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men theatrical troupe while...
Alan Howard with Katherine Parkinson in The School for Scandal at the Barbican Theatre in 2011. Photo: Tristran Kenton

Blessed with an imposing physique and a voice as powerful as it was poetic, Alan Howard was a towering figure in British theatrical life...

Lance Percival found fame singing topical political songs in a calypso style on the BBC’s pioneering satire show That Was the Week That Was...

In a prolific career that spanned seven decades, Bernard Kay was a familiar face on television and an equally imposing figure on stage. Born in...

Louis Fleming was president of Theatre Projects Consultants Inc. in New York from 1982-90 and served as a director of Theatre Projects International from...

As one half of an era-defining writing partnership with David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd dominated British television comedy in the 1970s and 1980s with two...

Although television and film gave David Ryall’s gently crumpled face, careworn demeanour and frayed-at-the-edges charm a much-loved familiarity in recent years, he was an...

Together with his best friend and professional partner Roger Darrock, Stephen Howe was a mainstay of pantomimes for much of the last 40 years...

One of the most formidably intelligent actresses of her generation, Billie Whitelaw forged one of 20th-century theatre’s most significant partnerships with the playwright Samuel...
Tom Adams was a favourite screen star of the 1970s

Tom Adams was a regular television star in the 1970s, playing a variety of roles on some of the favourite TV shows of the...