OBITUARIES

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...

Liz Smith’s rise to stardom was all the more remarkable for it coming so late – she was nearly 50 when Mike Leigh cast...

We pay tribute to some of the entertainment industry's celebrated figures who died in 2016...

The Ambassador Theatre Group’s marketing director Pat Westwell was one of the outstanding arts marketing professionals of her generation – a pioneering and respected...

Although he appeared in only three episodes of the long-running prison television sitcom Porridge, it was as the menacing convict Harry Grout that Peter...

In a career spanning nearly 50 years, and during which he seldom seemed to be out of work, Bernard Gallagher was a familiar face...

Born in Cardiff and a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Jackie Skarvellis was a committed champion, as an actor...

Paying tribute to Andrew Sachs, his Fawlty Towers co-star John Cleese described him as “a truly great farceur”. As the hapless Spanish waiter Manuel...
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