English movie stars died in 2005

Here are 10 famous actors from England died in 2005:

John Mills

John Mills (February 22, 1908 North Elmham-April 23, 2005 Denham) a.k.a. Lewis Ernest Watts Mills, Sir John Mills, Johnny, Johnny Mills or Sir John Mills CBE was an English actor. His children are called Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills and Jonathan Mills.

John Mills grew up in Suffolk and began acting in his teenage years. He made his stage debut at 16 and went on to have a successful stage career before breaking into film in the 1930s. He starred in many popular films throughout his career, including "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," "Great Expectations," and "Ryan's Daughter," for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Mills was a well-respected actor in the UK and was knighted in 1976 for his contributions to British theatre and film. In addition to his successful career, Mills was also a devoted family man and remained married to his wife Mary Hayley Bell, a playwright and novelist, until her death in 2005, just months before his own passing.

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Richard Whiteley

Richard Whiteley (December 28, 1943 Bradford-June 26, 2005 Leeds) a.k.a. John Richard Whiteley, Mayor Richard Whiteley, "Twice-Nightly" Whiteley or Richard Whiteley OBE was an English presenter, journalist, actor and broadcaster. His child is called James Whiteley.

Whiteley is best known for his long-running career as the host of the popular quiz show, Countdown, which he presented for over 20 years. He also worked on other shows including the BBC's Holiday programme and ITV's Yorkshire Television. Before beginning his career in broadcasting, Whiteley worked as a journalist for the Yorkshire Evening Post and was also involved in local politics, serving as the mayor of the town of Whixley for a brief period. In addition to his work on television, Whiteley was also an accomplished actor, appearing in several stage productions throughout his career. He died in 2005 at the age of 61 after suffering a heart ailment.

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Michael Billington

Michael Billington (December 24, 1941 Blackburn-June 3, 2005 Margate) also known as Mike Billington was an English actor.

He trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and began his career in the 1960s appearing in various theater productions. He later transitioned to television and film, and his notable performances include roles in "The Onedin Line," "Wish Me Luck," and the movie "The Spy who Loved Me." Billington was also a celebrated voice actor, lending his talents to many audiobooks and radio dramas. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and worked extensively in radio throughout his career. In addition to his acting work, Billington was a dedicated advocate for the rights of disabled people and worked tirelessly for disability charities.

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Stan Richards

Stan Richards (December 8, 1930 Barnsley-February 11, 2005 Barnsley) was an English actor.

Richards was best known for his role as the lovable rogue Terry Raymond in the British soap opera "Eastenders". He starred in the show from 1996 until his death in 2005. Prior to his role in "Eastenders", Richards also appeared in a number of other popular British TV shows, including "The Bill", "Doctor Who", and "Minder". He was also a successful theater actor, appearing in productions of plays such as "The Caretaker" and "London Assurance". In addition to his acting career, Richards was an accomplished painter and sculptor.

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Jack Tripp

Jack Tripp (February 4, 1922 Plymouth-July 10, 2005) was an English actor.

He began his career in the 1940s and went on to have a successful stage, film, and television career. Tripp appeared in over 30 films, including "The Blue Lamp" (1950) and "Reach for the Sky" (1956). He also had guest roles in popular television shows such as "The Avengers" and "Doctor Who". Tripp was known for his strong character roles and was often cast in authority figures such as police officers and military personnel. He served in the British Army during World War II and was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery. Tripp passed away in 2005 at the age of 83.

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Roger Brierley

Roger Brierley (June 2, 1935 Stockport-September 23, 2005 Westminster) a.k.a. David Roger Brierley or Roger Brierly was an English actor and accountant.

He first began his career in finance but eventually transitioned to acting in the late 1960s. Brierley became a familiar face on British television, appearing in popular shows such as "Doctor Who" and "Coronation Street". He also had a successful career on stage, performing in numerous productions both in London's West End and regionally.

In addition to his work as an actor, Brierley was also a prolific voiceover artist. He provided voice work for many commercials, as well as for video games and animated series.

Brierley continued to act in various productions until his death in 2005 at the age of 70. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Graham Payn

Graham Payn (April 25, 1918 Pietermaritzburg-November 4, 2005 Switzerland) a.k.a. Graham Payne was an English singer and actor.

He was a prolific performer in the West End and on Broadway, and appeared in several films, including "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1972), "Deadfall" (1968) and "The Girl on the Boat" (1962). Payn was also a close friend and companion of renowned playwright and author, Noël Coward, for over thirty years. In fact, Payn met Coward while performing in a British production of the play "Sail Away" in 1961. Despite his success on stage and on screen, Payn remained a private person, rarely granting interviews or discussing his personal life with the media.

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Anthony Creighton

Anthony Creighton (November 27, 2014 Swanage-March 22, 2005 London) was an English writer and actor.

Born in Swanage, Dorset, Creighton began his career as an actor, appearing in several productions in London's West End. He later transitioned to writing, and his works included several novels and plays, as well as screenplays for film and television. Creighton was also involved in charitable work and was a strong advocate for animal rights. He passed away in London at the age of 90.

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Norman Bird

Norman Bird (October 30, 1920 Coalville-April 22, 2005 Wolverhampton) a.k.a. Norman A. Bird was an English actor. He had two children, Lucy Bird and Catherine Bird.

Norman Bird began his acting career on stage in the 1940s and later went on to work in film and television. Some of his notable film appearances include "The Trial of the Moke" (1978), "The Plague Dogs" (1982), and "Buddy's Song" (1991). In addition to that, he also appeared in a number of popular TV series, including "Doctor Who," "The Avengers," and "The Saint." He had a successful career in radio as well, and was a regular voice in the BBC Radio soap opera "The Archers." Norman Bird was also a talented musician who played the cornet in his free time.

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John Hollis

John Hollis (November 12, 1927 Nottinghamshire-October 18, 2005 London) also known as Bertie Wyn Hollis was an English actor.

He trained at RADA and began his acting career on stage before moving on to film and television work. Hollis was known for his distinctive voice and often played villainous or menacing characters. He had supporting roles in several popular films including "Superman", "The Empire Strikes Back", and "Flash Gordon". On television, he appeared in various dramas and sci-fi shows such as "Doctor Who" and "Blake's 7". Despite his success in acting, Hollis preferred to keep a low profile and very little personal information is known about him.

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