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‘He brought twinkle to every scene’: Emmerdale actor dies

‘He brought twinkle to every scene’: Emmerdale actor dies

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Emmerdale actor Freddie Jones has been described as one of the TV soap's "favourite human beings" following his death at 91.The father of fellow actor Toby Jones played Sandy Thomas in the ITV show for more than 12 years until 2018. He also appeared in Hollywood films such as Dune in 1984, The Elephant Man in 1980 and Firefox in 1982. Image: Freddie Jones' son was fellow actor Toby Jones His agent Lesley Duff said he died in the evening of 9 July after a short illness.Jones became an actor after a mid-life career change, having previously worked as a laboratory assistant while performing in amateur theatre on the side. Advertisement The makers of Emmer...
South Korean actor arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two women

South Korean actor arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two women

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GWANGJU, South Korea, July 10 (UPI) -- Actor Kang Ji-hwan has been arrested without a warrant on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman and molesting another, both employees of his agency, police said Wednesday. The Gwangju Police Station took the 41-year-old actor into custody at his residence in the city of Gwangju, just south of Seoul, at around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday. Kang was suspected of sexually abusing the women while they were sleeping in a room of his house. The three of them were drinking at the house after holding a party with other members of the agency at an unspecified place. His arrest in connection with the sexual abuse case came after the police received a tip at around 9:41 p.m. the same day from a friend of one of the women, who was in Seoul and got a text message from ...
Coronation Street and Butterflies actor Andrew Hall dies aged 65

Coronation Street and Butterflies actor Andrew Hall dies aged 65

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Andrew Hall, known for his roles in Coronation Street and BBC show Butterflies, has died aged 65. The actor-turned-director, who has enjoyed a varied career, died on Monday after a short illness.Mr Hall first made an appearance on television screens playing Russell in well-loved sitcom Butterflies from 1978 to 1983, before appearing as Marc Selby in Corrie in 2011.He appeared in a number of UK soaps including Eastenders, Brookside, Hollyoaks and Casualty, and most recently played the Gentleman in sci-fi series Blood Drive. Related Articles A tweet from his management group InterTalent Rights said: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our client and friend Andrew Hall who sadly passed away on Monday after a short illness.“Andrew was loved by audiences for hi
Albert Finney: British actor dies aged 82

Albert Finney: British actor dies aged 82

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Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney has died aged 82 after a short illness.He was a five-time Oscar nominee who began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company before making his mark in film.His big film break came as "angry young man" Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.He went on to star in Tom Jones, as Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express, Erin Brockovich and Skyfall.A statement from a family spokesman said: "Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."The family request privacy at this sad time." Finney's other memorable roles include Winston Churchill in The Gathering...
It Ain't Half Hot Mum actor Windsor Davies dies

It Ain't Half Hot Mum actor Windsor Davies dies

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Actor Windsor Davies, who starred in the popular sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum and two Carry On films, has died at the age of 88. His daughter Jane, one of his five children, announced his death, just four months after his wife of 62 years, Eluned, passed away."The actor Windsor Davies died peacefully on 17 January 2019," a statement said."His wife of 62 years, Eluned, passed away in September. They leave a large and very close family who will all remember them with love, laughter and gratitude." Image: Davies, pictured here in 1992, has died aged 88 The British star played the role of Battery Sergeant Major Williams in It Ain't Half Hot Mum, which followed the adventures of a Royal Artillery Concert Party and was broadcast on the BBC b...