obituaries

After his mother died when he was two, Parv Bancil moved from his native Tanzania to London with his father. The experience of loss...

Michael Bogdanov will be remembered as the director against whom the self-appointed morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse launched a venomous tirade in 1980 following his...

Tim Pigott-Smith’s sudden death at the age of 70 has robbed British theatre of one of its most intelligent and intuitive actors. And one...

When, at the height of his success in the 1970s, The Stage described Duggie Chapman as the “Delfont of the North”, it seemed to...

The son of German-Jewish parents who fled the Nazis to England at the outbreak of the Second World War, Michael Tuchner became one of...

Although Jane Freeman will forever be associated with the redoubtable cafe owner Ivy in Roy Clarke’s long-running The Last of the Summer Wine –...

A fine singing voice and quick-witted stage presence honed by six shows per day at London’s legendary Windmill Theatre took Barry Martin into the...

A Yorkshire coal miner’s son, sometime professional rugby league player, student of the Slade School of Fine Art and teacher, David Storey found himself...

John Forgeham carved something of a niche on television playing gruff, opinionated characters bolstered by machismo and exuding an alluring sense of menace. His small-screen...
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