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Roger Lloyd Pack: the perfect Pinter performer

16 January 2014 10:40 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

His TV work might have upstaged his distinguished career in theatre, but the actor best known as Trigger excelled in plays by Bennett, Marber and, especially, Pinter

You can often tell the quality of an actor by the company he keeps. Roger Lloyd Pack, who has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 69, was one of those actors who only ever seemed to work with the very best. He became internationally famous by playing Trigger in TV's Only Fools and Horses, but he had a long and distinguished stage career: one that, typically, began with the democratic Joint Stock company under William Gaskill and Max Stafford-Clark in the early 1970s and ended with his memorable performances as Aguecheek and Buckingham in the Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, respectively.

I never saw Lloyd Pack do any rubbish. He worked with many of our best contemporary writers (Michael Frayn, Alan Bennett, »

- Michael Billington

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