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OBITUARIES

Actor-turned-agent Derek Keller – affectionately known as ‘Bo’ – was a mainstay of Brighton’s theatre scene, where the offices of his agency was based...

John Blackmore had something of the Midas touch about him, rescuing several leading regional theatres from the brink of closure and restoring them to...

Kenneth Haigh was the original ‘angry young man’. As the recalcitrant Jimmy Porter in John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court...

A fortnight before former contributor to The Stage John G Temple became Coronation Street’s 21st producer in March 1985, the BBC launched its own...

Violet ‘Vi’ Marriott had a remarkable career in the theatre, working alongside Laurence Olivier at the Old Vic and with Frank Dunlop at the...

A prolific and consistently imaginative lighting designer, had Mick Hughes been a painter he would have excelled in watercolours, able to evoke setting and...

Geraldine Stephenson was one of the busiest choreographers and movement directors of her generation, accruing nearly 400 credits in theatre and on television over...

Success in Department S and Jason King brought Peter Wyngarde fame in the early 1970s but cost him a later career on television. Typecast...

The Stage described Issy Schlisselman as “a remarkable actor”, but he was also an eloquent mime artist and an influential member of the British...

Bob Carlton will be widely remembered as the writer of the Olivier award-winning Return to the Forbidden Planet. Inspired by the 1956 science-fiction film...

John Barton spent virtually all of his long and prodigious career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which he co-founded with Peter Hall in 1960...

As the ever-reliable stooge to a succession of television comedians, Bella Emberg’s sizeable frame (the butt of endless jokes in less politically correct times)...
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