OBITUARIES

After working as a stage manager at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow and on out-of-town productions of musicals heading for the West End, Toby...
Weill and Lenya at the New End Theatre, London, in 1999. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Although he was an actor of vast experience, David McAlister was best known for playing the philanthropist Daddy Warbucks in the American musical Annie...
Michael Meacham. Photo: George J Wilkie

As artistic director of Glasgow’s Citizens and Leicester’s Haymarket theatres, Michael Meacham played a significant role in raising the profile and standing of regional...
Roger Rees

The winner of the Olivier award in 1982 for his portrayal of the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s eight-and-a-half hour adaptation of...

Elizabeth MacLennan’s comfortable childhood in Glasgow and privileged education was far removed from the attitudes and ambitions of 7:84, the radical socialist theatre company...

For successive generations of British television audiences from the early 1960s to the middle of the 1980s, Val Doonican presented a softer, safer, more...

As niche markets go, championing forgotten music theatre gems and courtly masques of the English Baroque was territory ripe for revisiting when Jack Edwards...

As the dapper, unflappable and bowler-hatted John Steed, Patrick Macnee became one of the most recognisable and iconic actors of his generation, the equivalent,...
Christopher Lee

Darkly, dangerously glamorous as both vampires and villains, Christopher Lee was one of the most distinctive screen actors of his generation. And one of...
Jill Hyem on location for Tenko

Jill Hyem was an actress and writer who co-created the popular radio serial Waggoner’s Walk and later became a prominent television writer, best known...
Ron Moody

Ironically it was a flop that led to Ron Moody being cast as Fagin in the landmark 1960 production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!. While...

A stalwart of Scottish theatre for more than 30 years, Jake D’Arcy found wider fame in a string of comedies, notably as the befuddled...