OBITUARIES

Together with Ray Galton, Alan Simpson helped define the tone of television comedy for 20 years with the hugely popular Hancock’s Half Hour and...

A leading figure in Irish theatre, Barry Cassin’s career spanned seven decades as both an actor and director. As co-founder of Dublin’s 37 Theatre Club...

Trish Arnold pioneered an innovative approach to the teaching of movement and dance specifically designed for actors that is now widely employed across the...

Few actors were as consistently intelligent and engagingly relaxed on stage and screen as Alec McCowen. They were qualities that shone through a career...

Craggy-faced and with a distinctive, cracked voice, John Hurt was an actor of immense resources and a deep emotional wellspring that forged one indelible...

Despite its setting in Nazi-occupied France and gleeful revelling in wartime irreverence, double entendres, homophobia and racial caricatures, David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd’s ’Allo...

A self-styled ‘creative animateur’, Michel Julian spent his life committed to advocating, enthusing and enabling involvement in theatre. Born in Bedford in 1947, his ambition...

Born into a wealthy banking family, well connected in business and a practising professor of philosophy, Calvin Rand was also one of the most...

As a hard man on screen and hard drinker off, Freddie Boardley, who died of cancer at his Glasgow home just before Christmas aged...

Born into a performing family – his parents were both actors and his uncle was Wilfrid Lawson – Bernard Fox made his stage debut...

For a generation of filmgoers, Deddie Davies will be forever remembered as Mrs Perks, wife of Bernard Cribbins’ station porter, in the 1970 screen...

Graeme Cruickshank was one of a generation of stage managers and technicians whose careers covered major changes in theatre practice and who were key...
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