English movie stars died in 2013

Here are 12 famous actors from England died in 2013:

John Fortune

John Fortune (June 30, 1939 Bristol-December 31, 2013) also known as John Wood, Fortune, John or John C. Wood was an English comedian, actor, screenwriter and satirist.

Fortune was best known for his work on the satirical TV show "Bremner, Bird and Fortune" alongside impressionists Rory Bremner and John Bird. He also appeared in a number of other TV shows, including "The Two Ronnies" and "Only Fools and Horses." In addition to his work in front of the camera, Fortune was an accomplished writer, contributing to a number of publications including Private Eye and The Guardian. His satirical style was often controversial, but he was widely respected for his wit, intellect, and ability to deliver cutting commentary on politics and society. Fortune passed away in 2013 at the age of 74 following a battle with leukemia.

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Richard Briers

Richard Briers (January 14, 1934 Raynes Park-February 17, 2013 London) also known as Richard David Briers, Dickie or Richard David Briers, CBE was an English actor and voice actor. He had two children, Lucy Briers and Katie Briers.

Briers attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began his career with the Liverpool Repertory Company before joining the National Theatre in London. He gained popularity in the 1970s for his role in the BBC sitcom "The Good Life", and also appeared in several other British television shows and films throughout his career.

Aside from acting, Briers was also known for his voiceover work, lending his voice to several animated shows and movies including "Watership Down" and "The Wombles". In addition to his CBE, Briers was also awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1989 for his services to drama.

Briers was married to actress Ann Davies from 1956 until her death in 2003. He was a lifelong supporter of the Labour Party and was involved in several charities supporting the arts and health research. Briers passed away in 2013 at the age of 79 after battling a serious lung condition.

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Graham Stark

Graham Stark (January 20, 1922 Wallasey-October 29, 2013 London) also known as Graham William Stark or Graham Starke was an English comedian, actor, screenwriter, film director, photographer, writer and voice actor.

Stark first gained recognition as a member of the British radio show "The Goon Show" alongside comedic greats such as Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan. He later transitioned to television and film, appearing in over 80 movies ranging from classic British comedies like "The Pink Panther" to serious dramas like "A Hard Day's Night." In addition to his acting career, Stark also wrote and directed several films, including "The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins." Away from the entertainment industry, he was an accomplished photographer and writer, publishing several books on his travel adventures around the world. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 91.

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Bryan Forbes

Bryan Forbes (July 22, 1926 Stratford, London-May 8, 2013 Virginia Water) otherwise known as John Theobald Clarke, Turk Thrust, Brian Forbes or Bryan Forbes CBE was an English film producer, film director, screenwriter, actor, author, entrepreneur and novelist. His children are called Emma Forbes and Sarah Standing.

Forbes started his career as an actor before moving on to writing and producing for television. He then moved into film, working on a number of successful productions such as The League of Gentlemen (1960), The Angry Silence (1960), and King Rat (1965). Forbes was praised for his ability to create films that tackled social issues in a meaningful way, making him a popular figure in British cinema.

Aside from his work in film, Forbes was also a prolific writer, publishing a number of novels and memoirs that were well-received. He was known for his wit and humor, often injecting these elements into his writing and film work.

Forbes was awarded a CBE in 2004 for his services to the arts, and he remained an influential figure in British film until his passing in 2013, aged 86.

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Bernard Horsfall

Bernard Horsfall (November 20, 1930 Bishop's Stortford-January 29, 2013 Skye) also known as Bernard Arthur Gordon Horsfall was an English actor. His children are called Christian Horsfall, Hannah Horsfall and Rebecca Horsfall.

Horsfall was best known for his work in British television and film during the 1960s and 1970s, and appeared in popular shows such as "Doctor Who" and "The Avengers". He also had a successful career on stage, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In addition to his acting work, Horsfall was a passionate mountaineer and climber, and wrote several books on the subject. He was also involved in various charitable causes throughout his life.

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Nosher Powell

Nosher Powell (August 15, 1928 Camberwell-April 20, 2013 London) also known as Frederick Powell, George Frederick Bernard Powell, Fred 'Nosher' Powell, Freddie Powell, Fred Powell or Frederick "Nosher" Powell was an English actor, professional boxer and stunt performer. His children are called Greg Powell and Gary Powell.

He began his career as a boxer and had a record of 35 wins and 11 losses. He then transitioned into the film industry, where he worked as a stuntman and actor. Powell appeared in more than 70 films throughout his career, including iconic movies such as "Oliver!", "Superman" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". He was known for his tough-guy image and specialized in performing dangerous stunts, such as car chases and explosions. Powell was also a mentor to many young stunt performers and helped to shape the industry. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards for his contributions to the film industry. Powell passed away in London in 2013 at the age of 84.

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Aubrey Woods

Aubrey Woods (April 9, 1928 London-May 7, 2013 Barrow-in-Furness) was an English actor.

He appeared in many films, including "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (1971), "The Killing Fields" (1984) and "A Clockwork Orange" (1971). Woods also had an extensive career on stage, appearing in numerous productions in London's West End. He was particularly known for his performances in musicals, including "The Boyfriend" and "Oliver!". Woods also worked as a voice actor, providing the voice for the character of Silas in the animated series "The Animals of Farthing Wood". In addition to his acting work, Woods was a teacher and lecturer, sharing his knowledge and experience with the next generation of actors.

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Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole (August 2, 1932 Connemara-December 14, 2013 London) a.k.a. Peter Seamus O'Toole, Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole, Peter O'toole or Peter James O'Toole was an English actor, film producer and voice actor. He had three children, Kate O'Toole, Lorcan O'Toole and Patricia O'Toole.

O'Toole began his acting career on stage in the 1950s and moved on to film in the 1960s, quickly gaining critical acclaim for his roles in films such as "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), "Becket" (1964), and "The Lion in Winter" (1968). He was nominated for eight Academy Awards during his career but never won, receiving an honorary award in 2003. O'Toole continued to act in films and on stage into his later years, with his final role in the film "Katherine of Alexandria" (2014) released posthumously. He was known for his charismatic presence and deep, distinctive voice.

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Stanley Caine

Stanley Caine (February 11, 1936 Southwark-January 13, 2013 Ruislip) also known as Stanley Victor Micklewhite or Stanley Micklewhite was an English actor.

He began his acting career in the early 1960s and appeared in various television shows and films including "The Avengers," "Doctor Who," and "Gandhi." However, he is best known for his role as Arthur in the British sitcom "Ever Decreasing Circles." Caine also had a successful stage career, performing in productions of "Hamlet," "Pygmalion," and "The Caretaker" among others. In addition to his acting work, he was also an accomplished painter and had several exhibitions of his artwork. Throughout his career, Caine remained a respected and beloved figure in the British acting community.

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Pat Halcox

Pat Halcox (March 18, 1930 Chelsea-February 4, 2013) was an English actor, musician and trumpeter.

He was best known for being a part of the Chris Barber Jazz Band for over 50 years, from the band's formation in 1954 until his retirement in 2008. Halcox was known for his distinctive trumpet sound and was featured on many of the band's recordings, including their hit single "Petite Fleur." In addition to his work with the Chris Barber Jazz Band, Halcox also recorded and performed with other notable jazz musicians such as George Melly, Acker Bilk, and Kenny Ball. Offstage, he was a devoted family man and enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Halcox was posthumously inducted into the Jazz FM Hall of Fame in 2014, in recognition of his contributions to the world of jazz.

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Deric Longden

Deric Longden (November 29, 1936 Chesterfield-June 22, 2013) was an English screenwriter and actor.

Deric Longden was best known for his works, "Diana's Story" and "Lost for Words", both of which were made into successful television films. Before becoming a writer, Longden worked as a teacher, a factory worker, and a television repairman. He also acted in several stage productions and television shows, such as "Coronation Street" and "Last of the Summer Wine". In addition to his work as a writer and actor, Longden was a passionate animal lover and advocate, and often wrote about his experiences caring for his beloved pets in his books. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 76.

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David Jacobs

David Jacobs (May 19, 1926 London-September 2, 2013 England) otherwise known as David Lewis Jacobs was an English radio personality, actor and voice actor. His children are called Emma Jacobs and Penny Clarke.

David Jacobs started his career in radio as a newsreader at the BBC in the 1940s, before becoming a popular radio disc jockey in the 1950s and 60s. He was also a television presenter, hosting popular shows like Juke Box Jury and The David Jacobs Collection.

Aside from broadcasting, Jacobs was also an accomplished actor, appearing in several films including The Blue Lamp (1950) and Two-Way Stretch (1960). He was also a voice actor, famously providing the voice for the character of Narrator in the children's TV show The Wombles.

Jacobs was known for his distinctive voice and his encyclopedic knowledge of popular music. He was highly respected in the industry and received several awards for his contribution to broadcasting, including an OBE in 1981.

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