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Roy Hudd, actor and comic, dies aged 83


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Image caption Hudd starred in Coronation Avenue on and off between 2002 and 2010

Roy Hudd, who hosted BBC Radio 2’s The Files Huddlines for 26 years and also starred in Coronation Avenue, has died on the age of 83.

In an announcement, his agent talked about: “We are sad to reveal the passing of the worthy-cherished and amazingly talented Roy Hudd OBE.

“After a transient illness, Roy passed away peacefully on Sunday 15 March, along with his wife Debbie at his aspect.”

The all-spherical entertainer also starred in Coronation Avenue.

His agent added: “The family would request you to admire their privacy at this very sad time.”

Rory Bremner described Hudd’s dying as a “gigantic loss”.

Comedy creator Simon Blackwell, who’s easiest identified for his work on The Thick of It, In The Loop and Veep, also paid tribute.

The Yvonne Arnaud theatre in Guildford also posted a tribute on Twitter.

Hudd performed Archie Shuttleworth within the ITV soap for several stints between 2002 and 2010.

In the 1990s, he won reward for his roles in Dennis Potter’s Lipstick in your Collar and Karaoke.

He also starred in acclaimed crime drama Ashes to Ashes (2008), alongside Keeley Hawes and Philip Glennister.

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Image caption Playing a pantomime dame for the first time on the age of 79

In 2015, he performed his first pantomime dame in Dick Whittington and His Cat, the first impart on the then newly renovated Wilton’s Tune Hall in London.

Varied most favorite credit encompass ITV’s wreck mystery Broadchurch, Benidorm and Casualty.

Hudd first broke into TV appearing on the BBC’s No longer So Grand A Programme, More A Device of Existence, which also featured David Frost, William Rushton, John Bird, Michael Crawford and Eleanor Bron.

He also co-wrote and performed the part of Bud Flanagan within the musical Under the Arches.

Image caption The Files Huddlines ran from 1975 to 2001

Hudd became as soon as born in Croydon, Surrey, in 1936.

One of his earliest jobs became as soon as as an artist working below Harry Beck, who produced the neatly-known London Underground blueprint.

Hudd made his official debut as a comic in 1957 on the Streatham Hill Theatre.

In 1958, he joined the Redcoats at Butlin’s Clacton and labored alongside Sir Cliff Richard and Dave Allen.

Hudd became as soon as an authority on song hall and became as soon as also president of the British Tune Hall Society,

“The songs were terrific. They suggested factual reports,”he suggested the BBC earlier this twelve months.

“The song hall songs have persistently appealed to me. I became as soon as introduced up by a gran who persistently used to relate songs.”

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