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Peter Gilmore has died, aged 81.

The British actor was best known for his starring role in the BBC series The Onedin Line, which ran for 10 years from 1971.

[Peter Gilmore with Marianne Faithfull in 1975]

He passed away after a long illness at a London hospice.

Gilmore was born in Germany in 1931, before moving to the UK at the age of 6.

He was described as "a gentle man and a gentleman" by his Onedin Line co-star Jessica Benton.

She said: "The Onedin Line was a very happy, long-running series to be involved in and that was all credit to Peter because he made it so. We all became very close friends over the years and had a lot of fun. We sorely miss him."

Gilmore's agent Primie Carey said: "On behalf of his wife Anne and Peter's family I would like to thank those who have sent their kind thoughts and condolences."

[Peter Gilmore with Anne Stallybrass in 1996]

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