Doctor Who actor, Maurice Roëves dies at age 83
Doctor Who actor Maurice Roëves has died at 83, his agent has confirmed.
The prolific TV star appeared in hundreds of shows and films during his decades-spanning career.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Lovett Logan Associates paid tribute to their “wonderful client,” adding:
“We will miss him hugely and all our love goes to Vanessa [Rawlings-Jackson, his wife] and family.”
The Scottish actor was best known for performances in Doctor Who, The Acid House and River City.
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His agent on Wednesday (15 July) confirmed his death, with a statement reading:
“It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of our wonderful client #MauriceRoëves.
The cause of Maurice’s death not yet announced.
Fans will remember Maurice as Geoff, the alcoholic father of Kate Morton (Jill Halfpenny), in EastEnders.
His explosive entry to the soap saw the father arrive for his daughter’s wedding day to Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden).
Tributes circulated on social media for the actor.
Director Paul Carmichael paid tribute to the late star whom he said was “one of the nicest people” he’s ever chatted to.
“Maurice Roëves has died.
A powerful actor.
Last time I saw him he was chilling on River City.
“I met him once, outside a hotel in London.
One of the nicest people I’ve ever chatted to. RIP.”
In actual life, Maurice survived by his wife Vanessa Rawlings-Jackson.
He was born in Sunderland but Maurice spent his prior days growing up in Scotland’s Glasgow.
The actor made his name in the spotlight across TV and film in the entertainment spheres.
His roles were incredibly varied from BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair in 1998 to his major role as Colonel Munro in the 1992 version of The Last of the Mohicans.
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