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The playwright Michael Ross, whose latest work, The Shy Manifesto, recently finished a five-week UK tour, has died of cancer, aged 40. A graduate of...

A hard-working and widely admired stage and TV actor for more than five decades, Michael Thomas was a fixture at the National Theatre, the...

A familiar face on British television in a screen career spanning more than six decades, Peter Hughes also enjoyed a substantial stage career as an...

One of the most respected theatre accountants of his generation, Robert Thomas received an Olivier award shortly before his death at the age of...

For British audiences of a certain age, André Previn will be remembered as “Mr Preview”, the hapless conductor who tried, and failed, to get...

A founder member of Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, Sam McCready was the invigorating renaissance man of Northern Ireland’s theatre scene as it battled its way...

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...
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