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That Derek
2017-08-04 04:32:25 UTC
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Hywel Bennett, best known as Shelley in hit sitcom, has died aged 73

Actor played the ‘professional freelance layabout’ for five years from 1979, while recent roles included gangland boss Jack Dalton in EastEnders


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Thursday 3 August 2017 14.34 EDT
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The actor Hywel Bennett, best known for his role in the hit 1980s sitcom Shelley, has died at the age of 73, his former agent has confirmed.

Bennett, who played James Shelley in the series about a “professional freelance layabout”, rose to fame in the 1960s, first appearing as Rynian in Doctor Who in 1965.

The next two decades saw the Carmarthenshire-born actor take roles in shows including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Sweeney and Malice Aforethought, before becoming the familiar face of the hit sitcom that ran for five years from 1979. It made a four-year comeback in 1988 with The Return of Shelley.

More recent viewers will recognise Bennett from his five-year stint as Peter Baxter in police drama The Bill, while soap fans will remember his 2003 appearance as gangland boss Jack Dalton in EastEnders.

He also featured in episodes of Last of the Summer Wine and in the Dennis Potter mini-series Karaoke and Cold Lazarus.

After a long career in theatre and film, his last known role was as Reggie Conway in The Last Detective in 2007.

On his stage debut in 1959 he played the female lead Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, while his big screen credits include The Virgin Soldiers (1969), Anyone For Sex? (1973), A Mind To Kill (1991) and Nasty Neighbours (1999).

In 1970 he married the TV presenter Cathy McGowan – now partner of singer Michael Ball – and the pair had a daughter together before separating in 1988.
Terry del Fuego
2017-08-04 12:48:28 UTC
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On Thu, 3 Aug 2017 21:32:25 -0700 (PDT), That Derek
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while his big screen credits include The Virgin Soldiers (1969),
Anyone For Sex? (1973), A Mind To Kill (1991) and Nasty
Neighbours (1999).
And "The Family Way" (1966) with a score by a certain well-known
performer from Liverpool who's still making a decent living at it.
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2017-08-04 13:30:33 UTC
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Hywel Bennett, best known as Shelley in hit sitcom, has died aged 73
The first thing I saw him in was his starring role as the devious murderer who gets away with his crime - kind of - in the 1979 miniseries "Malice Aforethought," which aired in the U.S. as part of the "Mystery!" series on PBS. I'll never forget him in the final scene, staring into the camera and shouting "I did not do it! I did not do it! I DID NOT DO IT!!!!"
Poisoned Rose
2017-08-08 02:29:04 UTC
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See "Twisted Nerve," if you haven't.
Terry del Fuego
2017-08-08 19:07:55 UTC
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See "Twisted Nerve," if you haven't.
Saw it on a huge screen as part of a 49 cent triple feature circa
1971. Don't remember much about it other than some kind of disclaimer
and the old MPAA "M" rating, but I remember liking it.

Looks like the only DVD is a Region 2 PAL that's been sped up to
25fps.
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2017-08-09 02:54:31 UTC
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Hywel Bennett, best known as Shelley in hit sitcom, has died aged 73
Actor played the ‘professional freelance layabout’ for five years from 1979, while recent roles included gangland boss Jack Dalton in EastEnders
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Thursday 3 August 2017 14.34 EDT
Last modified on Thursday 3 August 2017 17.00 EDT
The actor Hywel Bennett, best known for his role in the hit 1980s sitcom Shelley, has died at the age of 73, his former agent has confirmed.
Bennett, who played James Shelley in the series about a “professional freelance layabout”, rose to fame in the 1960s, first appearing as Rynian in Doctor Who in 1965.
The next two decades saw the Carmarthenshire-born actor take roles in shows including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Sweeney and Malice Aforethought, before becoming the familiar face of the hit sitcom that ran for five years from 1979. It made a four-year comeback in 1988 with The Return of Shelley.
More recent viewers will recognise Bennett from his five-year stint as Peter Baxter in police drama The Bill, while soap fans will remember his 2003 appearance as gangland boss Jack Dalton in EastEnders.
He also featured in episodes of Last of the Summer Wine and in the Dennis Potter mini-series Karaoke and Cold Lazarus.
After a long career in theatre and film, his last known role was as Reggie Conway in The Last Detective in 2007.
On his stage debut in 1959 he played the female lead Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, while his big screen credits include The Virgin Soldiers (1969), Anyone For Sex? (1973), A Mind To Kill (1991) and Nasty Neighbours (1999).
In 1970 he married the TV presenter Cathy McGowan – now partner of singer Michael Ball – and the pair had a daughter together before separating in 1988.
He played Christopher Webb in the GREAT cybermystery "The Consultant".
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2017-08-10 02:53:04 UTC
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Hywel Bennett, best known as Shelley in hit sitcom, has died aged 73
Actor played the ?professional freelance layabout? for five years from 1979, while recent roles included gangland boss Jack Dalton in EastEnders
Press Association
Thursday 3 August 2017 14.34 EDT
Last modified on Thursday 3 August 2017 17.00 EDT
The actor Hywel Bennett, best known for his role in the hit 1980s sitcom Shelley, has died at the age of 73, his former agent has confirmed.
Bennett, who played James Shelley in the series about a ?professional freelance layabout?, rose to fame in the 1960s, first appearing as Rynian in Doctor Who in 1965.
The next two decades saw the Carmarthenshire-born actor take roles in
shows including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,
That's where I remember him from.

The Sweeney and Malice Aforethought, before becoming the familiar face of the hit sitcom that ran for five years from 1979. It made a four-year comeback in 1988 with The Return of Shelley.
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More recent viewers will recognise Bennett from his five-year stint as Peter Baxter in police drama The Bill, while soap fans will remember his 2003 appearance as gangland boss Jack Dalton in EastEnders.
He also featured in episodes of Last of the Summer Wine and in the Dennis Potter mini-series Karaoke and Cold Lazarus.
After a long career in theatre and film, his last known role was as Reggie Conway in The Last Detective in 2007.
On his stage debut in 1959 he played the female lead Ophelia in Shakespeare?s Hamlet, while his big screen credits include The Virgin Soldiers (1969), Anyone For Sex? (1973), A Mind To Kill (1991) and Nasty Neighbours (1999).
In 1970 he married the TV presenter Cathy McGowan ? now partner of
singer Michael Ball ? and the pair had a daughter together before
separating in 1988.
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