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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...

As the creator of Coronation Street, Tony Warren transformed television drama and established the template for countless successors. His achievement was all the more...

Louise Plowright was managing a shoe shop when, aged 28, she decided to become an actor and trained as a mature student at the...

As the foul-mouthed, hygienically challenged Father Jack in the hit 1990s television comedy Father Ted, Frank Kelly found a role that came to define...

As a much-loved and respected teacher and director at the Central School of Speech and Drama for nearly 20 years, John Roberts was a...

As artistic director of London’s Westminster Theatre from 1975-90 and a prominent writer of several productions there, Hugh Steadman Williams played a leading role...

Peter Wood was part of the generation of Oxbridge-graduate directors who transformed British theatre in the 1960s. Equally at home with classical and contemporary...
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