‘Notting Hill’ star Tony Armatrading has died on the age of 59.
The actor, youthful brother of singer Joan Armatrading, died on Monday (10/05/21) after a battle with most cancers and his pal Tim Bentinck broke the information on social networks.
Tim wrote on Twitter: “Very unhappy information. My expensive pal Tony Armatrading died of most cancers an hour in the past.
“I had the privilege of being his greatest man and I cherished him very a lot.
“He was an exquisite actor and a real pal.”
Tony started his profession within the theater and initially labored behind the scenes as a member of the stage crew on the Birmingham Rep. He later moved on to performing with the Royal Shakespeare Firm.
He performed roles in two notable Hollywood movies in the course of the 1990s: as a customs officer within the 1997 movie ‘The Saint’ after which in Notting Hill as a safety guard permitting Will Thacker (Hugh Grant) to enter a set of filming to win again Hollywood actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts).
On the small display screen, he starred within the 1979 BBC collection ‘Empire Highway’, the UK’s first drama collection with an all-black forged. His different tv credit embrace ‘Colour Blind’, ‘A Contact Of Frost’ and ‘Loss of life In Paradise’ and he made appearances on cleaning soap operas akin to ‘Brookside’ and ‘The Invoice’.
Actress Lorelei King, who additionally appeared on ‘Notting Hill’, paid tribute to Tony, tweeting: “Such a stunning man. So many glad recollections spending time with him and Suzy in Los Angeles … (coronary heart emoji) My like to all you. x (sic) “
Tony’s final function was on the tv collection ‘Hawaii 5-O Final 12 months’ and is survived by his spouse Suzy.