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'Onedin Line' actor Peter Gilmore dies, aged 81

7 February 2013 11:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

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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R.I.P. Peter Gilmore

7 February 2013 12:43 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Peter Gilmore, an actor who appeared in a number of the UK’s top TV dramas in the 1970s and 80s as well as the Carry On series of film comedies, has died at the Trinity Hospice in London after a long illness. He was 81 and died February 3. He is perhaps best known as James Onedin in the BBC series The Onedin Line that aired from 1971 to 1980. Set in Liverpool from 1860 to 1886, it followed the rise of a shipping line named after its owner and his family. Gilmore starred in 91 episodes and Anne Stallybrass, whom he later married, played his wife in the series. He also appeared in Doctor Who, The Persuaders!, Ruth Rendell Mysteries and Heartbeat. Born in Leipzig in 1931, Gilmore came to the UK at the age of six and was raised in Yorkshire. He left school at 14 to follow his dream of becoming an actor. In 1958 he »

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