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Brian Morgan obituary

My former husband Brian Morgan, who has died aged 69, was a distinguished cameraman and director of photography. He worked on numerous major network television series such as Robin of Sherwood (1986), Love Hurts (1993, with Zoë Wanamaker and Adam Faith), five series of the popular Wycliffe drama, starring Jack Shepherd, and McCallum, starring John Hannah, for which Brian was nominated for a Bafta in 1996.

A war baby, born in Cardiff, to Edith and Norman, Brian developed a passion for photography after he received a Brownie box camera for his 11th birthday from his parents. He left school at 16 and went to work for Tempest School and Aerial Photographers as an apprentice. At 21, he got a job at the newly created Harlech television company as a camera assistant, working with the talented Tony Impey, who taught him so much about the skills of lighting for film. They worked with the poet John Betjeman
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Marc Warren: 'I hope I'm not sick in front of an audience'

The Hustle star explains why being cast as Cool Hand Luke plays havoc with your diet

After a week rehearsing a new stage version of Cool Hand Luke, Marc Warren has today eaten his first hard-boiled egg. The first, he says, of many.

The 44-year-old actor from Northampton is preparing to play the title role in the West End production (which starts at the Aldwych theatre at the end of the month), taking on a character famously played by Paul Newman in the 1967 film; a film that remains memorable for a terrific scene in which Newman, as prisoner Luke, eats 50 eggs for a bet.

"You're on a hiding to nothing if you try to compete with Newman, one of the great stars," says Warren, speaking in a rehearsal room in north-west London, pointing out that the play is adapted from the film's source text, a 1965 novel by Donn Pearce. "That
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