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Bankruptcy behind actor Paul Bhattacharjee's suicide: Inquest

Bankruptcy behind actor Paul Bhattacharjee's suicide: Inquest
London, Nov 15: British Indian actor Paul Bhattacharjee was declared bankrupt shortly before he committed suicide in July this year, an inquest has heard.

Bhattacharjee, 53, who had starred in James Bond film 'Casino Royale' and television soap 'EastEnders', had an "irreparable" darkness inside him which might have led him to commit suicide, the inquest at Eastbourne Magistrates' Court was told, The Telegraph reported Thursday.

The actor, who lived in Elephant and Castle in Central London and was best known for his role as Inzamam Ahmed in 'EastEnders', went missing July 10 and the body was discovered in East Sussex July 12.

Following Bhattacharjee's disappearance, his girlfriend Emma McKie, 23, opened some letters.
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Bond star Paul Bhattacharjee killed himself after being declared bankrupt

Bond star Paul Bhattacharjee killed himself after being declared bankrupt
London, November 15: British actor of Indian origin Paul Bhattacharjee killed himself after being declared bankrupt, it has been revealed.

Bhattacharjee's body was found at Splash Point cliffs in Seaford, East Sussex, on 12 July.

The actor, who was part of a production at the Royal Court Theatre at the time of his death, was found at Splash Point cliffs in Seaford, East Sussex in July, the BBC reported.

According to his partner Emma McKie, Bhattacharjee was a proud man who had a darkness inside him that was irreparable.

McKie said in a statement to Eastbourne Magistrates' Court said that the actor.
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Paul Bhattacharjee, Casino Royale Actor, Bankrupt Before Suicide

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Paul Bhattacharjee, Casino Royale Actor, Bankrupt Before Suicide
British actor Paul Bhattacharjee, who appeared in the James Bond film Casino Royale, committed suicide after filing for bankruptcy, authorities say. The actor, 53, was last seen on July 10 at London's Royal Court theater, where he was rehearsing for a play called Talk Show. His body was discovered at Splash Point cliffs in East Sussex on July 12, but authorities did not confirm that it was Bhattacharjee until nearly a week later. Until his body was discovered and identified, Bhattacharjee's friends and family - including Kim Cattrall, Stephen Fry and Parminder Nagra from ER - were unsure as to the cause of
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James Bond Actor Paul Bhattacharjee Committed Suicide After Declaring Bankruptcy, Inquest Reveals

James Bond Actor Paul Bhattacharjee Committed Suicide After Declaring Bankruptcy, Inquest Reveals
Sadly, life apparently dealt Paul Bhattacharjee a bad hand. The Casino Royale actor had been declared bankrupt just a day before his July 9 suicide, a U.K. inquest revealed. Per the Telegraph, Bhattacharjee's partner, Emma McKie, told an Eastbourne Magistrates Court that the 53-year-old was a "proud" man who didn't want his dire financial situation becoming public knowledge. Bhattacharjee was last seen on July 10 leaving London's Royal Court theater where he was due to star in the play Talk Show. After he was reported missing, authorities found his body at Splash Point Cliffs two days later. At Thursday's hearing, McKie said that after he disappeared, she had opened some...
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Remembering Dennis Farina, Mel Smith, Eileen Brennan and Other Reel-Important People We Lost This Month

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Rona Anderson (1926-2013) - Scottish actress who appears in the 1951 film of A Christmas Carol as well as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Devils of Darkness. She died on July 23. (Telegraph) Paul Bhattacharjee (1960-2013) - British Indian actor who appears in Casino Royale (he's the guy who says "Do It Now" in the poisoning scene below), Dirty Pretty Things and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. He was found dead on July 12 after going missing two days prior...

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Paul Bhattacharjee and Cory Monteith deaths: is acting today just too tough?

Are the recent deaths of high-profile actors tragic one-offs? Or is the profession now too precarious? Michael Simkins, a veteran of stage and screen, lifts the lid on a lonely world

Paul Bhattacharjee was a supremely gifted performer, liked and respected in equal measure. That's no small achievement in itself – but he also seemed as secure as any individual can be in the precarious business of acting. When his body was discovered near cliffs in East Sussex last week, having disappeared during rehearsals for a new play at the Royal Court, the news sent shockwaves through the acting profession.

It has been a cruel month. Cory Monteith, star of Glee, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room after a suspected drink and drugs overdose, while the body of another British actor, Richard Gent, who disappeared last year and who once lived a few doors from me, was located in woods in Barnet,
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Paul Bhattacharjee and Cory Monteith deaths: is acting today just too tough?

Are the recent deaths of high-profile actors tragic one-offs? Or is the profession now too precarious? Michael Simkins, a veteran of stage and screen, lifts the lid on a lonely world

Paul Bhattacharjee was a supremely gifted performer, liked and respected in equal measure. That's no small achievement in itself – but he also seemed as secure as any individual can be in the precarious business of acting. When his body was discovered near cliffs in East Sussex last week, having disappeared during rehearsals for a new play at the Royal Court, the news sent shockwaves through the acting profession.

It has been a cruel month. Cory Monteith, star of Glee, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room after a suspected drink and drugs overdose, while the body of another British actor, Richard Gent, who disappeared last year and who once lived a few doors from me, was located in woods in Barnet,
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Paul Bhattacharjee declared bankrupt week before 'suicide'

Paul Bhattacharjee declared bankrupt week before 'suicide'
London, July 20: James Bond actor Paul Bhattacharjee was declared bankrupt on July 9, in the days leading up to his suspected suicide.

A bankruptcy order, which was made under his full name - Gautam Paul Bhattacharjee, described him as an 'actor' on the Insolvency Register, the Mirror reported.

The petitioner is named as Hm Revenue 'n' Customs.

Bhattacharjee, 53, went missing after leaving rehearsals for a new play at the Royal Court Theatre in central London, on July 10.

His body was discovered at the bottom of cliffs in Seaford, East Sussex, on July 12.

He played a doctor in Casino Royale in.
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'James Bond' actor Paul Bhattacharjee dies

'James Bond' actor Paul Bhattacharjee dies
The actor who was seen in an insignificant role in the James Bond movie Casino Royal, Paul Bhattacharjee has been found dead by the British police on July 17, 2013 near cliffs in Seaford, East Sussex. The stage and screen actor went missing in London last Wednesday i.e. July 10, 2013. There was no news of him in the last week. The British Police have found the corpse of the 53 year old. They suspected it was him after matching the descriptions available with them. It was only after a day that his identity was verified and it was declared that the stage and film actor is no more. The London based actor of Indian origin had ...
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Paul Bhattacharjee obituary

Elegant and meticulous actor whose work ranged from Shakespeare to EastEnders

Paul Bhattacharjee, who has been found dead aged 53, was one of the country's leading British Asian actors, a key member of Jatinder Verma's Tara Arts, a regular at the Royal Shakespeare Company – he was last seen in the West End last year, playing Benedick opposite Meera Syal in the RSC's Much Ado About Nothing – and a popular television and film actor whose roles included Inzamam in the BBC soap EastEnders, an immigration officer called Mohammed in Stephen Frears's Dirty Pretty Things (2002) and parts in the Bond movie Casino Royale (2006) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011).

He was tall, slim and naturally funny, always meticulous in his movement and perfect in his articulation. He reminded me of an elegant bird – a heron, perhaps, or a flamingo. His eyes twinkled as much as they burned. He slowed things down, rather than speeded them up,
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Paul Bhattacharjee obituary

Elegant and meticulous actor whose work ranged from Shakespeare to EastEnders

Paul Bhattacharjee, who has been found dead aged 53, was one of the country's leading British Asian actors, a key member of Jatinder Verma's Tara Arts, a regular at the Royal Shakespeare Company – he was last seen in the West End last year, playing Benedick opposite Meera Syal in the RSC's Much Ado About Nothing – and a popular television and film actor whose roles included Inzamam in the BBC soap EastEnders, an immigration officer called Mohammed in Stephen Frears's Dirty Pretty Things (2002) and parts in the Bond movie Casino Royale (2006) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011).

He was tall, slim and naturally funny, always meticulous in his movement and perfect in his articulation. He reminded me of an elegant bird – a heron, perhaps, or a flamingo. His eyes twinkled as much as they burned. He slowed things down, rather than speeded them up,
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'Casino Royale' actor Paul Bhattacharjee found dead in London

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British actor Paul Bhattacharjee, who'd been missing for a week, has been found dead at 53 in London.

The actor, who appeared in films including "Casino Royale" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," was last seen on July 10 leaving London's Court Theater, where he was rehearsing for the play "Talk Show." The BBC reports that his body was discovered at Splash Point cliffs in East Sussex on July 12, but was only confirmed to be his on Wednesday

The police are not treating Bhattacharjee's death as suspicious. When the actor was last seen, he was said to be in good spirits. His last known communication was a text message to his girlfriend on the day he disappeared.

His 24-year-old son, Rahul Bhattacharjee-Prashar, spoke with London's Evening Standard, saying his father's disappearance was "completely out of character."

"He was doing well in his career and everything seemed to be going okay. I just don't know what has happened,
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British actor Paul Bhattacharjee dead at 53

British actor Paul Bhattacharjee, who was cast in "Casino Royale," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and long running TV series "EastEnders" was found dead in East Sussex after going missing for several days, the BBC reported. Bhattacharjee, 53, was last seen at the Royal Court theatre in London's Sloane Square on July 10. He was found dead at Splash Point cliffs in Seaford, East Sussex, on July 12. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious. He was reportedly was last seen after sending a text message to his girlfriend at 9 p.m. last week. When no one heard from him, a search was launched. Bhattacharjee was due to appear in this week's play Talk Show at
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Missing Casino Royal Actor Paul Bhattacharjee Found Dead

Missing Casino Royal Actor Paul Bhattacharjee Found Dead
Paul Bhattacharjee, the British actor who had roles in Casino Royale and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as well as the British soap EastEnders, has been found dead, according to the BBC.  The 53-year-old Bhattacharjee had gone missing on July 10 after he was spotted leaving the Royal Court theater in London's Sloane Square where he was slated to appear in the play Talk Show. After an intensive search, authorities in Seaford, East Sussex discovered his body at Splash Point cliffs, two days later and contacted London's Metropolitan police on Wednesday. So far, investigators are not treating his death as suspicious and next of kin have been notified. His family and friends appealed for...
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'Casino Royale' Actor Found Dead in England

Paul Bhattacharjee, a stage and screen actor who appeared in "Casino Royale" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," was found dead at age 53 off the cliffs of East Sussex on Friday.

Reported missing July 10, the actor was apparently last heard from after a play rehearsal at the Royal Court Theatre in London, when he sent a text to his girlfriend. Police have ruled out foul play.

Bhattacharjee is survived by his 24-year-old son, Rahul Bhattacharjee-Prashar, who issued a plea while his father was still missing: "Dad, wherever you are please, please get in contact. We want to know that you are okay."

"It's completely out of character," Bhattacharjee-Prashar continued. "He was doing well in his career and everything seemed to be going okay. I just don't know what has happened."

Bhattacharjee also had guest roles on the popular British series "EastEnders" and "Mi-5," and he took part in the Royal
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Ex-EastEnders star Paul Bhattacharjee found dead

Former 'EastEnders' star Paul Bhattacharjee has been found dead. The 53-year-old actor - who played the role of Masood's brother Inzamam in the BBC One soap on and off from 2008 until 2010 - was discovered at Splash Point cliffs in Seaford, East Sussex, it has been confirmed. Paul was last seen leaving rehearsals at the Royal Court theatre - where he was due to star in play 'Talk Show' - in London's Sloane Square on July 10, but friends said he seemed to be in a good mood. Later that evening he sent a text message to his girlfriend
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Actor Paul Bhattacharjee's body found

Actor Paul Bhattacharjee's body found
London, July 18: British Indian actor Paul Bhattacharjee, missing since over a week, has been declared dead. He was 53.

The actor, best known for his role as Inzamam Ahmed in "EastEnders", went missing July 10. A body, which was discovered in East Sussex July 12, was identified Wednesday as Bhattacharjee's, reports mirror.co.uk.

He was last seen July 10 while leaving rehearsals at the Royal Court Theatre here. His last communication was with his girlfriend, who had received a text from him, later that night.

Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to the actor, who was also seen in James Bond film "Casino Royale".
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Missing Bond actor Paul Bhattacharjee found 'dead'

Missing Bond actor Paul Bhattacharjee found 'dead'
London, July 18: Actor Paul Bhattacharjee, who was missing for almost a week, has been found dead near cliffs in Seaford, East Sussex, on Friday.

The 53-year-old 'Bond' actor had last been seen leaving rehearsals at the Royal Court Theatre in London last Wednesday evening, after which he sent a text to his girlfriend but had not been heard from since, the Mirror reported.

The hunt for Bhattercharjee, who appeared in the James Bond film Casino Royale and EastEnders, spread across Twitter with Stephen Fry and Kim Cattrall among hundreds who expressed concern, on Wednesday.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.
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Body of ‘Casino Royale’ Actor Found Near Cliff

Body of ‘Casino Royale’ Actor Found Near Cliff
The body of James Bond thesp Paul Bhattacharjee, who was reported missing July 10, was found off the cliffs of East Sussex, police said.

Bhattacharjee, 53, who appeared in such films as “Casino Royale,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and series like “The East Enders” and “Mi-5,” was reported missing from London last week. On Friday, police in Seaford, East Sussex, found the body that matched his description. On July 16 Stephen Fry and other Blighty bizzers tweeted their concern about his disappearance, and on July 17 Scotland Yard was informed about the discovery.

The actor was last heard from after a rehearsal for “Talk Show” at the Royal Court when he sent a text to his girlfriend, according to published reports. The role was recast in the play, which opened July 16.

The Indian origin thesp’s credits included stage perfs in last year’s all-Asian cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Much Ado About Nothing.
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Body of ‘Casino Royale’ Actor Found Near Cliff

Body of ‘Casino Royale’ Actor Found Near Cliff
The body of James Bond thesp Paul Bhattacharjee, who was reported missing July 10, was found off the cliffs of East Sussex, police said.

Bhattacharjee, 53, who appeared in such films as “Casino Royale,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and series like “The East Enders” and “Mi-5,” was reported missing from London last week. On Friday, police in Seaford, East Sussex, found the body that matched his description. On July 16 Stephen Fry and other Blighty bizzers tweeted their concern about his disappearance, and on July 17 Scotland Yard was informed about the discovery.

The actor was last heard from after a rehearsal for “Talk Show” at the Royal Court when he sent a text to his girlfriend, according to published reports. The role was recast in the play, which opened July 16.

The Indian origin thesp’s credits included stage perfs in last year’s all-Asian cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Much Ado About Nothing.
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