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OBITUARIES

David Ponting presented his one-man show Dylan Thomas, the Man and the Myth, more than 700 times on both sides of the Atlantic. Backed by...

Time and talent thrust Albert Finney into the vanguard of a new generation of British actors on stage and screen. Drawn from the grittier...

Clive Swift will be best remembered as the henpecked husband to Patricia Routledge's painfully snobbish wife Hyacinth Bucket ("pronounced Bouquet!") in Roy Clarke's television...

If any producer could claim to have had the Midas touch, it was Duncan C Weldon. Responsible for more than 700 classic plays, new...

On her website, Jennie Buckman described herself as “acting coach, playwright, activator”, that last epithet pointing to her increasing engagement with political and social...

As Battery Sergeant-Major Williams in David Croft and Jimmy Perry’s It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Windsor Davies’ booming voice could be heard – “even...

Born in British Guiana (now Guyana), Thomas Baptiste came to London in 1950 to study agriculture but instead became a leading figure in post-war...

When she made her London stage debut in 1970, Carol Channing came trailing glory as a Tony award-winning Broadway veteran of 20 years and...

If Bernard Lloyd never achieved the celebrity of some of his peers, it wasn’t for the lack of exposure or ability. A long-standing member...

Barbara Kirby came late to acting, leaving behind a promising career in the Metropolitan Police as an executive officer in internal investigations in New...

Michael Wild was the nearly man of British musical theatre in a career that saw him produce more than 40 such works. His few...

A popular, instantly recognised face on the streets of his native Dublin, Jer O’Leary was admired as much for his political activism as for...
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