English actors who died due to Prostate cancer

Here are 4 famous actors from England died in Prostate cancer:

J. G. Ballard

J. G. Ballard (November 15, 1930 Shanghai International Settlement-April 19, 2009 London) a.k.a. James Graham Ballard, J.G. Ballard, James G Ballard or James Graham "J. G." Ballard was an English writer, novelist, author, essayist and actor. His children are called Bea Ballard, James Ballard and Fay Ballard.

Ballard is best known for his dystopian and post-apocalyptic science fiction novels, including "The Drowned World," "Crash," and "Empire of the Sun." He spent much of his childhood in Shanghai until the outbreak of World War II, where he was interned with his family in a Japanese detention camp for two and a half years. This experience greatly influenced his writing, particularly in "Empire of the Sun," which is a semi-autobiographical account of his time in the camp.

Aside from his writing, Ballard was also a devoted visual artist and often painted and drew in his free time. He even exhibited in London galleries alongside the likes of Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton. In addition to his artistic endeavors, Ballard was also a keen amateur pilot and owned his own airplane.

Ballard's works have been adapted into films, with Steven Spielberg directing a film adaptation of "Empire of the Sun" in 1987. Ballard died in 2009 at his home in London after a long battle with prostate cancer.

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Michael Bentine

Michael Bentine (January 26, 1922 Watford-November 26, 1996 London) otherwise known as Michael James Bentin was an English presenter, comedian, actor and screenwriter.

He is best known for co-founding and appearing in the surreal comedy group "The Goons" alongside Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. Bentine also had his own television series, "It's a Square World," which utilized sketches, animation, and puppetry. He was also a writer and presenter for the documentary series "Michael Bentine's Potty Time," which explored the history of inventions and everyday objects. In addition to his comedic work, Bentine was a seasoned pilot and served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Bentine was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1995 for his contributions to the entertainment industry.

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Bob Monkhouse

Bob Monkhouse (June 1, 1928 Beckenham-December 29, 2003 Eggington) a.k.a. Robert Alan Monkhouse, Bob, Bob Monkhouse OBE, Robert Alan 'Bob' Monkhouse OBE or Robert Alan 'Bob' Monkhouse was an English presenter, comedian, actor, writer, author and voice actor. He had three children, Abigail Williams, Gary Alan Monkhouse and Simon Monkhouse.

Monkhouse began his career in entertainment as a scriptwriter for radio shows, before gradually transitioning to stand-up comedy in the 1950s. He became a staple on British television, hosting and appearing on numerous game shows, talk shows, and comedy programs throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Monkhouse was also a prolific writer, publishing several books on comedy and comedy writing, as well as a memoir of his own life and career. He was a respected figure in the industry, winning several awards for his contributions to British comedy, including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards in 1995. Monkhouse was known for his quick wit, warm personality, and his ability to ad-lib and improvise, making him a beloved figure in the world of British entertainment.

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Charles Jarrott

Charles Jarrott (June 16, 1927 London-March 4, 2011 Woodland Hills) also known as Charles Jarrot was an English film director, actor, television director and television producer.

Jarrott began his career as an actor, appearing in several British films in the 1950s. However, it was his work as a director that earned him the most recognition. He directed a number of successful films throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including "Anne of the Thousand Days" (1969), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. He also directed "Mary, Queen of Scots" (1971), "The Other Side of Midnight" (1977), and "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" (1976), among others.

In addition to his work in film, Jarrott also had a successful career in television, directing and producing several TV movies and series. He directed numerous episodes of the popular British TV show "The Forsyte Saga" (1967-68) and also worked on "Upstairs, Downstairs" (1971-75). Later in his career, he directed TV movies such as "The Last Flight of Noah's Ark" (1980) and "Goliath Awaits" (1981).

Jarrott continued to work in the entertainment industry until his death in 2011 at the age of 83. His contributions to film and television have earned him a lasting legacy in the industry.

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