Nicky Henson: Stage and screen actor dies at 74

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Actor Nicky Henson, who looked in TV reveals including Fawlty Towers, EastEnders and Downton Abbey, has died on the age of seventy four.

Henson starred in Fawlty Towers as Mr Johnson, a customer who acquired into effort with John Cleese’s Basil Fawlty after searching out for to sneak a lady into his room.

An announcement from the actor’s family talked about: “Nicky Henson has died after a prolonged incompatibility with cancer.”

He turned into first diagnosed with the disease nearly two decades ago.

He suggested the PA recordsdata company final year: “For the final 18 years, I’ve regarded myself as ‘being in extra time’, which I by no technique anticipated to have, so I am very thankful for it.”

He played Honey Edwards’ father Jack in EastEnders, and turned into entertainer Charles Grigg in Downton Abbey. His movie credits included Vera Drake and Syriana, which starred George Clooney.

He furthermore enjoyed a host of stage roles on the Royal Shakespeare Firm and National Theatre, and turned into a founder member of the Younger Vic.

Within the period in-between, he recorded a pop single in 1961 and had a Three-year contract writing songs for The Shadows and Cliff Richard.

Fellow actor Ian Ogilvy posted recordsdata of Henson’s death on Fb, describing him as “my oldest and dearest friend”.

Henson turned into married twice, at the birth to fellow actor Una Stubbs. They’d two sons nonetheless the marriage resulted in divorce.

Henson later wed ballerina Marguerite Porter, with whom he had any other son. They had been married for better than 30 years.

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