Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73 – BBC News

Image caption Bennett began his movie and television career in the sixties

Actor Hywel Bennett, known for their roles in Shelley and EastEnders, has died aged 73, their agent has confirmed.

The Carmathenshire-born actor’s roles integrated 1960s films The Family Way, along with Hayley and John Mills, as well as the Virgin Soldiers, with Lynn Redgrave.

But it was in the particular long-running sitcom Shelley that he produced his name.

Bennett : whose other television roles integrated Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy plus Pennies from Heaven – performed the title role in the collection.

It ran through 1979 to 1984 and informed the story of an unemployed man residing in a London bedsit. He later on reprised the role in The Come back of Shelley, which ran through 1988 to 1992.

Image caption Bennett appeared with Cheryl Campbell and Christopher Guard in Malice Aforethought in 1979
Image caption He also played Kevin in Last of the Summer Wines

This individual joined EastEnders in 2003 since Jack Dalton, a gangland employer who ended up being killed within a good act of revenge .

He also showcased in episodes of Last from the Summer Wine and in the Dennis Potter mini-series Karaoke and Chilly Lazarus.

Bennett appeared as Peter Baxter within the Bill for five years. Their last known role was since Reggie Conway in The Last Detective within 2007.

Image caption In later on life he was seen as a gangland boss in EastEnders

He had one child, Emma, with former wife Cathy McGowan and was godfather in order to Crispian Mills, son of Hayley and lead singer of rock-band Kula Shaker.


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