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Tim Pigott-Smith, star of 'The Jewel In The Crown', dies aged 70

7 April 2017 4:31 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British star of stage and screen died on Friday.

“Tim was one of the great actors of his generation,” Pigott-Smith’s agent John Grant said in a statement. “Much-loved and admired by his peers, he will be remembered by many as a gentleman and a true friend.”

Pigott-Smith, who had been due to begin a stage tour of Death Of A Salesman on Monday in Northampton, famously played police superintendent Ronald Merrick in Granada Television series The Jewel In The Crown, which earned him a best actor Bafta award in 1985.

It was one of a vast array of television performances that included Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, Holby Blue, Miranda, and Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years.

Pigott-Smith was born in Warwickshire and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He performed on stage many times before landing his big break in The Jewel In The Crown.

Film credits included Bloody Sunday, The Remains Of The Day, Clash »

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Tim Pigott-Smith, ‘Jewel in the Crown’ Actor, Dies at 70

7 April 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

British actor Tim Pigott-Smith, best known for his work as Ronald Merrick in ITV’s 1979 serial “The Jewel in the Crown,” died April 7. He was 70.

For his “Jewel in the Crown” role as a police superintendent during the last days of the British Raj in India, Pigott-Smith won a BAFTA for Best Actor in 1985. This year, Pigott-Smith received an OBE for his services to drama. He was also nominated in 2014-15 for Laurence Olivier and Tony Awards for his lead role in “King Charles III,” which was just filmed for a TV movie adaptation.

Pigott-Smith was set to play Willy Loman opposite his wife Pamela Miles in a touring production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” The play was set to open Apr. 10 at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate Theatre.

“Everyone at Royal and Derngate and all involved with the production of Death Of A Salesman are deeply saddened by this tragic news,” the »

- Erin Nyren

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Tim Pigott-Smith, ‘Jewel in the Crown’ Actor, Dies at 70

7 April 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British actor Tim Pigott-Smith, best known for his work as Ronald Merrick in ITV’s 1979 serial “The Jewel in the Crown,” died April 7. He was 70.

For his “Jewel in the Crown” role as a police superintendent during the last days of the British Raj in India, Pigott-Smith won a BAFTA for Best Actor in 1985. This year, Pigott-Smith received an OBE for his services to drama. He was also nominated in 2014-15 for Laurence Olivier and Tony Awards for his lead role in “King Charles III,” which was just filmed for a TV movie adaptation.

Pigott-Smith was set to play Willy Loman opposite his wife Pamela Miles in a touring production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” The play was set to open Apr. 10 at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate Theatre.

“Everyone at Royal and Derngate and all involved with the production of Death Of A Salesman are deeply saddened by this tragic news, »

- Erin Nyren

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Donald Trump’s Twitter Header Used a Photo from Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration

20 January 2017 10:33 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Donald Trump took control of former president Barack Obama‘s popular @Potus Twitter account on Friday, minutes after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. But even with the peaceful transition of social media power, there’s was still a part of Obama that remain on the account created under his administration.

While the avatar on the account was changed to a photo of Trump, 70, its initial header photo — featuring a crowd on the Washington Mall waving American flags while facing the White house — actually came from Obama’s 2009 Inauguration.

Minutes before the change, the account »

- Dave Quinn

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