dfp_header_hidden_string

Get our free email newsletter with just one click

OBITUARIES

Few writers mined their own biography with such caustic flamboyance and mordantly gleeful disregard for opinion as Peter Nichols, who has died aged 92. Born...

Gillian Hanna, who has died at the age of 75 after a long illness, was a protean figure in the alternative theatre movement of...

Speaking to The Stage in 1979, Sheila Steafel described herself as “a straight character comedy actress who always wanted to be a musical star”....

Freda Dowie will be best remembered as the abused, long-suffering mother in Terence Davies’ autobiographical film Distant Voices, Still Lives, a role that earned...

Dancer Julia Farron, who has died at the age of 96, may not have achieved the celebrity status of her peers Margot Fonteyn and...

Few figures made so charismatic or immediate an impact on recent Irish theatre as the actor and director Karl Shiels, who has died at...

Actor Jeremy Kemp’s screen career was dominated by roles in uniform, most indelibly including his television breakthrough as PC Bob Steele in the first...

Joe Longthorne, who has died at the age of 64, was one of the biggest light-entertainment stars of his generation, admired within the industry...

Hal Prince, who has died suddenly at the age of 91, bestrode Broadway in the 20th century, stamping his authoritative signature on the Great...

When Glyn Houston’s ambition to become a comedian failed to materialise, his elder brother Donald, then a rising film star, helped secure him a...

Few figures in contemporary British theatre played such as crucial role in promoting the profile and welfare of directors as Ivor Benjamin, who has...

After taking early retirement from an accountancy career that included extended periods with various iterations of London Transport and petroleum giant BP, Dominic May...
^