Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73 – BBC News

Image caption Bennett started his movie and tv profession in the 1960s

Actor Hywel Bennett, understood for his functions in Shelley and EastEnders, has actually passed away aged 73, his representative has actually verified.

The Carmathenshire-born star’s functions consisted of 1960s movies The Family Way, with Hayley and John Mills, and The Virgin Soldiers, with Lynn Redgrave.

But it remained in the long-running comedy Shelley that he made his name.

Bennett – whose other tv functions consisted of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Pennies from Heaven – played the title function in the series.

It ranged from 1979 to 1984 and informed the story of an out of work male living in a London bedsit. He later on repeated the function in The Return of Shelley, which ranged from 1988 to 1992.

Image caption Bennett appeared with Cheryl Campbell and Christopher Guard in Malice Aforethought in 1979
Image caption He likewise played Kevin in Last of the Summer Wine

He signed up with EastEnders in 2003 as Jack Dalton, an organized crime employer who wound up being eliminated in an act of vengeance .

He likewise included in episodes of Last of the Summer Wine and in the Dennis Potter mini-series Karaoke and Cold Lazarus.

Bennett looked like Peter Baxter in The Bill for 5 years. His last recognized function was as Reggie Conway in The Last Detective in 2007.

Image caption In later on life he was viewed as an organized crime employer in EastEnders

He had one child, Emma, with previous other half Cathy McGowan and was godfather to Crispian Mills, child of Hayley and diva of rock band Kula Shaker.


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