British actors died in 2007

Here are 24 famous actors from United Kingdom died in 2007:

Don Fellows

Don Fellows (December 2, 1922 Salt Lake City-October 21, 2007 London) a.k.a. Donald Fellows was a British actor and teacher. He had four children, Georgina Fellows, Samantha Fellows, Susannah Fellows and Chrissie Fellows.

Fellows was best known for his work in theatre, starring in numerous productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and on the West End. He also appeared in several TV shows and films, including "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Sharpe's Rifles", and "The Curse of the Pink Panther".

In addition to his acting career, Fellows was a respected teacher of acting and speech. He taught at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, as well as at drama schools in the United States. He was also a published author, with works including "The Actor's Voice" and "Fundamentals for the Actor".

Fellows was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1994 for his contributions to the arts. He passed away in London in 2007 at the age of 84.

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Robert Marsden

Robert Marsden (August 22, 1921 West Hampstead-April 5, 2007 Elstree) was a British actor and theatre director.

He started his acting career in the late 1940s, appearing in various stage productions in London's West End. Marsden went on to act in numerous films and television shows, including the popular series "The Avengers" and "Z Cars". However, he is perhaps best known for his work on stage, where he directed many successful productions and earned critical acclaim for his innovative and unconventional approach to theatre. In addition to his directing work, Marsden was a respected acting coach, and his students included many famous actors and actresses. He continued to work in the theatre until shortly before his death in 2007.

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Anton Rodgers

Anton Rodgers (January 10, 1933 Wisbech-December 1, 2007 Reading) also known as Anthony Rodgers, Anton Rogers or The Cast was a British actor. He had one child, Adam Rodgers.

Anton Rodgers was best known for his work in theatre, television and film. He began his career in the late 1950s as a stage actor before transitioning to TV roles in the 1960s. He was a regular performer in popular British TV shows such as "The Forsyte Saga", "May to December", and "Fresh Fields".

In addition to his TV work, Rodgers also had a successful career in the theatre. He appeared in many West End productions, including the original London productions of "Noises Off" and "Chicago", and received critical acclaim for his roles in plays such as "She Stoops to Conquer" and "The Real Thing".

Later in his career, Rodgers also worked in film, appearing in movies such as "Scrooge" (1970) and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (1988). He also provided the voice of Basil in the animated film "The Great Mouse Detective" (1986).

Rodgers continued to work right up until his death in 2007, appearing in TV shows such as "Midsomer Murders" and "Lewis". He was a respected and admired actor, known for his versatility and talent, and is remembered as one of the greats of British television and theatre.

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Gareth Hunt

Gareth Hunt (February 7, 1942 Battersea-March 14, 2007 Redhill) also known as Alan Leonard Hunt was a British actor. He had one child, Oliver Hunt.

Gareth Hunt was best known for his role as Mike Gambit in the British television series "The New Avengers" which aired from 1976 to 1977. He also appeared in other popular TV shows such as "Doctor Who," "Upstairs, Downstairs," and "EastEnders." Hunt began his career in the West End theater productions and landed his first TV role in the 1960s. In addition to his acting career, he was a skilled singer and appeared in several musicals including "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "The Phantom of the Opera." Hunt was also a skilled fencer and performed his own stunts in many of his TV and film roles.

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Derek Waring

Derek Waring (April 26, 1927 Mill Hill-February 20, 2007 Petworth) a.k.a. Derek Barton-Chapple was a British actor. He had two children, Nick Waring and Amanda Waring.

Derek Waring began his acting career in the late 1940s and appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions throughout his career. Some of his notable TV roles include parts in the popular British series "Z-Cars," "The Expert," and "The Main Chance." He also appeared in the films "The Longest Day" and "Jason and the Argonauts."

Aside from his acting career, Waring was also a trained pilot and flew his own airplane. In later years, he became involved in horse breeding and was a well-respected breeder and owner of thoroughbreds.

Waring passed away on February 20, 2007, at the age of 79, after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He is remembered for his memorable performances and his contributions to the acting and horse breeding worlds.

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Tommy Eytle

Tommy Eytle (July 16, 1927 Georgetown-June 19, 2007 Reading) also known as Thomas Daniel Hicks Eytle was a British actor.

Born in British Guiana (now Guyana), Eytle migrated to England after World War II and started working as a musician, playing the piano and brass instruments. He worked with some of the most famous musicians of his time, including Bert Ambrose, Nat Gonella, the Dave Clark Five and The Beatles.

Eytle's acting career began in the 1960s with appearances in various British TV series and films. He appeared in the film "The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery" (1966) and played the character of Jomo in the TV series "The Gaffer" (1981-1983). He was also a regular on the BBC children's program "Play School" from 1964-1978.

Outside of acting, Eytle was also an activist and campaigner for the rights of black people in the UK, and was a supporter of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to entertainment and anti-racism in 2005.

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Rodney Diak

Rodney Diak (June 15, 1924-October 6, 2007 London) was a British actor.

He was best known for his work in the theater, where he performed in numerous productions in the West End and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Diak's career spanned several decades, and he appeared in many notable plays, including "A Man for All Seasons" and "The Mousetrap". In addition to his theater work, Diak also appeared in several popular television shows such as "The Avengers" and "Doctor Who". Outside of acting, he was also a respected teacher and director, and his contributions to the theater community were widely recognized. Despite his success, Diak maintained a humble and grounded approach to his work, and he remained dedicated to the craft of acting throughout his life.

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Neil North

Neil North (October 18, 1932 Quetta-March 7, 2007 London) a.k.a. Neil Dermot North was a British actor.

He began his career in the 1950s, working in theater before transitioning to television and film. North appeared in numerous popular television shows, including "The Avengers," "Doctor Who," and "The Saint." He also made appearances in several films, including "The 7th Dawn" and "Diamonds are Forever."

In addition to his acting work, North was known for his distinctive voice and was often called upon to provide voiceovers for advertisements, documentaries, and animated productions. His voice can be heard in numerous commercials and TV shows from the 1970s and 1980s.

North was married to actress Shirley Cain, and the couple had two children together. He continued to work in the entertainment industry throughout his career, with his final on-screen appearance being in the 2002 film "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby." North passed away in London in 2007 at the age of 74.

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Anthony Hulme

Anthony Hulme (February 26, 1910 Dolgellau-March 27, 2007 Toronto) a.k.a. Harry Idris Miller or Tony was a British actor.

He became well known for his performances in theatre productions in London's West End before making the transition to film and television. Hulme appeared in over 30 films throughout his career, including "Jamaica Inn" (1939), "Oliver Twist" (1948), and "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness" (1958). He also acted in numerous popular television shows such as "The Avengers," "The Saint," and "Doctor Who." In addition to his work as an actor, Hulme was a talented artist and his paintings were exhibited in various galleries in Canada and the UK. He moved to Canada with his wife and children in 1965 and continued acting and painting until his death in 2007 at the age of 97.

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Peter Tuddenham

Peter Tuddenham (November 27, 1918 United Kingdom-July 9, 2007) was a British actor.

He appeared in various television shows and films but is best known for his work in the science fiction genre. Tuddenham provided the voice for two iconic characters in the British television series "Blake's 7", the ship computer Zen and the evil computer program Orac. His distinctive voice can also be heard in "Doctor Who", "The Tomorrow People", and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" radio series. Tuddenham was also a stage actor, having appeared in productions of "Oliver!" and "The Mousetrap".

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Steven Pimlott

Steven Pimlott (April 18, 1953 Stockport-February 14, 2007 Colchester) also known as Steven Charles Pimlott or Steven Charles Pimlott OBE was a British theatre director and actor. His children are called Oskar Pimlott, Raphael Pimlott and Phoebe Pimlott.

Pimlott graduated from Cambridge University in 1976 and then trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He worked as an actor for several years before transitioning into directing, making his debut in 1987 with a production of "The Lieutenant of Inishmore".

Pimlott became known for his innovative and visually striking productions, which often pushed the boundaries of traditional theatrical conventions. He directed several acclaimed productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including "The Tempest" and "Les Liaisons Dangereuses".

In addition to his work in theatre, Pimlott was a television presenter and producer, and also directed opera productions for the English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, and other companies.

Pimlott was awarded an OBE in 2004 for his services to drama. He died in 2007 at the age of 53 from lung cancer.

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Sheridan Morley

Sheridan Morley (December 5, 1941 Ascot-February 16, 2007 London) a.k.a. Sheridan Robert Morley was a British actor, biographer, critic, presenter, author and theatre director. His child is called Hugo Morley.

Morley began his career in the arts as an actor, but went on to become a celebrated theatre critic, writing for publications such as The Times and The Spectator. He also worked extensively in broadcasting, serving as a presenter and commentator on BBC radio and television.

Throughout his career, Morley wrote more than 40 books, including biographies of a wide range of figures such as David Niven, Noel Coward, and Marlene Dietrich. His biographies were known for their meticulous research and engaging prose.

In addition to his writing, Morley was also an accomplished director of stage productions, including works by Coward and Oscar Wilde. He was a passionate advocate for the arts and was widely respected for his knowledge and expertise in the field.

Morley's legacy continues to influence the arts community in the UK and beyond. His contributions to theatre criticism and biography have been widely praised, and his work has shaped the way many people think about and appreciate the performing arts.

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George Sewell

George Sewell (August 31, 1924 Hoxton-April 2, 2007 London) was a British actor.

He appeared in numerous films, television shows and stage productions throughout his career, and was best known for his role as Detective Inspector "Red" Metcalfe in the popular TV series, "Special Branch".

Born in the East End of London, Sewell began his acting career in the 1950s, and quickly established himself as a versatile and talented performer. He appeared in a number of films in the 1960s and 1970s, including "The Mind Benders", "Doctor at Large", and "Get Carter".

Sewell also had a successful stage career, appearing in productions of "The Ruling Class", "The Caretaker", and "The Entertainer", among others. He was also a regular on British television, appearing in shows such as "The Avengers", "The Saint", and "Dr. Who".

Throughout his career, Sewell was noted for his distinctive voice and rugged good looks. He was also a committed political activist, and was a vocal supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Sewell continued to work well into his seventies, and his contribution to British film and television was recognized in 2005 when he was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama. He passed away two years later at the age of 82.

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Ivor Emmanuel

Ivor Emmanuel (November 7, 1927 Margam-July 20, 2007 Málaga) also known as Ivor Lewis Emmanuel was a British singer and actor.

Born in Margam, Wales, Emmanuel started his career as a coal miner before becoming a professional rugby player. He eventually turned to music and theater, making his first stage appearance in a production of "Showboat" in 1948. Emmanuel gained national recognition for his role as Private "Dai" Hughes in the musical "Stop the World - I Want to Get Off" in 1961. He also starred in the film version of the play in 1966. Emmanuel went on to have a successful career in film and television, including roles in "A Night to Remember" (1958) and "The Cruel Sea" (1953), as well as appearing in popular TV shows in the 1970s and 80s. He retired to Málaga, Spain in the 1990s and passed away there in 2007 at the age of 79.

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Frank Maher

Frank Maher (June 18, 1929 London-July 13, 2007 Newport, Isle of Wight) also known as Francis James Maher was a British actor and stunt performer.

Maher began his career as a stunt double for actor Sean Connery in the James Bond film "You Only Live Twice." He then went on to work as a professional stunt performer for over three decades, working on a multitude of films including "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," and "Rambo III."

In addition to his work as a stunt performer, Maher also appeared in a number of films and television shows in both small and supporting roles. His acting credits include "The Saint," "The Avengers," and "The Secret Agent."

Maher was a founding member of the British stunt organization, the British Stunt Register, and was awarded the Guild of Television Cameramen Award for services to television in 2005. He passed away on July 13, 2007, at the age of 78 in Newport, Isle of Wight.

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Gareth Forwood

Gareth Forwood (October 14, 1945 Marylebone-October 16, 2007 London) also known as Gareth L. J. Forwood was a British actor.

Forwood began his acting career in the 1960s and went on to appear in numerous television shows such as "The Avengers" and "Emmerdale." He also appeared in films including "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" and "Red Sonja." Forwood was married to actress Vivien Merchant from 1969 until her death in 1982. He later married actress and singer Kay Young. In addition to his acting career, Forwood was a talented artist and his paintings were exhibited in galleries in London and Los Angeles. He passed away at the age of 62 due to complications from cancer.

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Howard Goorney

Howard Goorney (May 11, 1921 Manchester-March 29, 2007 Bath) otherwise known as Howard Jacob Goorney was a British actor.

He made his stage debut in 1948 and appeared in numerous plays on both the West End and regional theatres. He is particularly well-known for his role as Eddie Yeats in the long-running British TV soap opera “Coronation Street”. He played the character for four years from 1974 to 1978. Goorney also appeared in several films, including “The Plank” in 1967 and “Straw Dogs” in 1971. In addition to his acting work, Goorney was also a playwright and wrote several plays throughout his career. Despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the 1990s, he continued to act on stage until his retirement in 2001.

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Ned Sherrin

Ned Sherrin (February 18, 1931 Low Ham-October 1, 2007 Chelsea) a.k.a. Edward George Sherrin, Edward George "Ned" Sherrin, Sherrin, Ned or Edward George "Ned" Sherrin, CBE was a British film producer, theatre director, broadcaster, television producer, television director, screenwriter, actor, author, humorist, impresario, playwright, presenter, raconteur and barrister.

He is best known for producing and directing the groundbreaking satirical BBC TV programme "That Was The Week That Was" which aired from 1962 to 1963. He also directed many successful West End productions including "Side by Side by Sondheim" and "Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell." Sherrin was a prolific writer and authored several books, including an autobiography titled "Ned Sherrin: The Autobiography" and a collection of jokes titled "The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose." He was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1997 for his services to broadcasting and the arts.

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Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson (February 20, 1950 Salford, Greater Manchester-August 10, 2007 Withington) also known as Anthony Howard Wilson, Anthony H. Wilson, Anthony Wilson, Wilson, Tony, Mr. Manchester, Anthony H Wilson or Mr Manchester was a British presenter, journalist, impresario, businessperson, radio personality and actor. His children are called Oliver Wilson and Isabel Wilson.

He is best known for his role in promoting the Manchester music scene in the late 1970s and 1980s through his record label, Factory Records, and by founding The Haçienda nightclub. He is credited with discovering and bringing attention to influential bands such as Joy Division, New Order, and The Happy Mondays. In addition to his music career, Wilson was a prominent figure in the Manchester cultural scene and served as a commentator on current events for various media outlets. After his death from a heart attack in 2007, he was posthumously awarded the Manchester Award for his contributions to the city's cultural life.

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Clive Graham

Clive Graham (November 27, 2014 Swansea-June 11, 2007 Chiswick) was a British actor.

He began his acting career in the early 1930s and appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career. Graham's notable film credits include "The Saint in London" (1939), "The Saint's Vacation" (1941), and "Candlelight in Algeria" (1944). On television, he appeared in popular British shows such as "The Avengers," "Z-Cars," and "The Saint." Graham also had a successful career in theater, performing in productions in London's West End and on Broadway. Outside of acting, Graham was an accomplished artist and painter, and his works were showcased in galleries across Europe. He died at the age of 92 in Chiswick, London.

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Dennis St John

Dennis St John (September 27, 1928 Lambeth-November 6, 2007 Montreal) a.k.a. Dennis St-John, Dennis St. John or Sinj was a British actor.

He was best known for his work in both film and television, including roles in the movies "A High Wind in Jamaica" and "The Little Ark," as well as appearances on TV shows like "The Avengers" and "The Saint." St John began his acting career on stage in London, where he worked extensively in the 1950s and 1960s with companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic. In addition to his acting work, St John was also a successful voiceover artist, lending his voice to numerous commercials, documentaries, and animated series. Later in life, he moved to Montreal, where he continued to act and teach acting until his death at the age of 79.

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Reg Park

Reg Park (June 7, 1928 Leeds-November 22, 2007 Johannesburg) also known as Roy Park, Roy "Reg" Park or Reg the Leg was a British bodybuilder, actor and businessperson. He had two children, Jon Jon Park and Jeunesse Park.

Reg Park began his bodybuilding career in the 1940s and quickly rose to fame, winning the Mr. Universe title in 1951, 1958, and 1965. He also won the Mr. Britain, Mr. Europe, and Mr. World titles during his career.

Park transitioned to acting in the 1960s and appeared in numerous films, including "Hercules in the Haunted World" and "Hercules and the Captive Women". He later became a successful businessman, opening up a chain of gymnasiums in South Africa.

In addition to his personal accomplishments, Park also inspired a new generation of bodybuilders, including a young Arnold Schwarzenegger, who would later credit Park as an influence on his own bodybuilding career.

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Tony Holland

Tony Holland (January 18, 1940 Shoeburyness-November 28, 2007 London) otherwise known as Anthony John "Tony" Holland or Anthony John Holland was a British writer, screenwriter and actor.

He is best known for co-creating the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, which premiered in 1985 and went on to become one of the UK's most beloved and long-running television shows. Holland began his career in the entertainment industry as an actor, before transitioning into writing and eventually screenwriting. In addition to his work on EastEnders, Holland also contributed to other notable television shows such as Eldorado and Angels. Throughout his career, Holland was recognized for his exceptional contributions to British television, earning a BAFTA TV Award for his work on EastEnders in 1999. Despite passing away in 2007, Holland's legacy continues to live on through his work and impact on the entertainment industry.

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David Morris

David Morris (September 11, 1924 Folkestone-October 29, 2007 Watford) was a British actor.

He began his career on the stage, but later transitioned to film and television. Morris appeared in numerous British television shows, including "The Avengers", "Doctor Who", and "The Saint". He also had roles in several British films, such as "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" and "Battle Beneath the Earth". Morris was known for his versatility and range as an actor, often portraying both comedic and dramatic roles. Despite his success in acting, Morris remained humble and dedicated to his craft until his death in 2007.

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