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OBITUARIES

Paul Brown was widely regarded as one of the most imaginative stage designers of the last four decades. He was certainly one of the...

Sheila O’Neill was one of the most accomplished British dancers of recent times, with a reputation for stopping the show in countless West End...

Rodney Bewes will be best remembered as the ever-amiable Bob to James Bolam’s always abrasive Terry in two television series that caught the mood...

Sandy Neilson was one of the most influential figures in Scottish theatre over the past half-century. As an actor, director and teacher, he worked with...

In later years, Keith Barron came to lament the success of the ITV sitcom that made him a household name. Eric Chappell’s Duty Free...

Trevor Byfield’s career was unusual in its division between his Ziggy Byfield persona – in which he was prominent in the fashion for rock...

When The Stage published its first edition of The Stage 100 list in 1997, James Sharkey was one of only two agents to be...

When he stood down as general secretary of Equity in 1991, the American entertainment bible Variety described Peter Plouviez as “probably Britain’s best known...

Although Trevor Martin performed alongside Laurence Olivier, enjoyed long relationships with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre, and appeared regularly in the West...

Actor, director and teacher Christopher Robert was born on November 1,1953, and trained at Chorley College as a drama teacher. A larger than life character,...

Although television came to dominate Rosemary Leach’s career, she never abandoned the stage, maintaining a profile in regional and fringe theatre and winning a...

A recipient of Tony and BAFTA awards, Roy Dotrice had two other claims to fame – or, at least, to longevity and stamina –...
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