jamesir bensonmum (stillglows) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
jamesir bensonmum

Tim Piggot-Smith passes away at 70

- Legendary British actor Tim Piggot-Smith passed away this morning at the age of 70.
- He was due to appear in a touring production of Death of a Salesman with his wife which would start April 10 (though his wife had to pull out earlier this week due to a broken bone sustained in rehearsals).
- He received Olivier and Tony Award nominations in 2014-15 for his lead role in the play King Charles III. He was also made an OBE in the 2017 New Year Honours list for his services to drama.
- He was also known for his stage and Shakespearean performances. As well as several movies and TV shows such as Jewel in the Crown, Downton Abbey, Miranda, North & South, Midsomer Murders, Doctor Who, V for Vendetta and Alice in Wonderland (just to name a few).
- He had also been working on a film version of the play King Charles III with the BBC, set to premiere later this year. It imagines Charles' ascent to the throne following the death of his mother.


rip. i've always loved him and i was so looking forward to watching king charles iii, now it will be bittersweet :(
Tags: british celebrities, death

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