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Actor Judd dies aged 77

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Leading British screen and television actor Edward Judd has died at the age of 77.

Judd won international fame in the sixties when he starred in a series of classic sci-fi films including The Day the Earth Caught Fire, First Men in the Moon and Island of Terror.

Later, he became a highly-respected character actor and memorably appeared in films such as Lindsay Anderson’s O Lucky Man, The Incredible Sarah and The House on Garibaldi Street.

On television, he had guest star roles in Flambards, The New Avengers, Van der Valk and Casualty. During the eighties, he was a prolific voice-over artist in radio and TV commercials.

He often appeared on the West End stage notably in Tennessee Williams’ Small Craft Warnings in which he co-starred with Elaine Stitch.

He died on February 24. A full obituary will appear in The Stage newspaper.

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