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OBITUARIES

If Stephen Jeffreys’ relationship with the West End was never quite what he deserved, fringe companies and regional venues were quick to recognise the...

With a voice of sirenic silkiness, a permanent pout, eyes that enticed and a mane of mesmerising brunette hair, Fenella Fielding was one of...

Liz Fraser will be best remembered as the dizzy blonde who appeared in various guises in the early Carry On films in the first...

Appropriately enough for a writer who profiled the often absurdly incongruous domestic life of an America in the ascendant in the second half of...

Lindsay Kemp, who has died at the age of 80, was a maverick figure. His combination of charisma, eclecticism and a uniquely idiosyncratic approach...

Alan Bennion’s finest performance came late in his career in Martin Lynch’s Pictures of Tomorrow when he played a partially paralysed Spanish Civil War...

Although born in Vancouver, Canada, Carolyn Jones worked for a range of British institutions from the National Theatre to iconic television soaps Crossroads and...

John Goodwin’s leadership of the publicity departments of the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre in their often controversial early years provided a bedrock...

Despite his diminutive size, Barry Chuckle was one of the titans of children’s television over the last three decades. As one half of the...

Appropriately enough for a character actor of versatility and distinction, Bernard Hepton filled many roles in a six-decade-long career that included memorable appearances on...

William 'Bill' Hobbs, who has died aged 79, practically invented the modern-day fight director’s role. A champion fencer and co-founder of the Society of...

One of the hardest working and most influential British directors of the past 50 years, Braham Murray was the last surviving member of the...
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