James Greene, star of Doctor Who and more, has died at the age of 89 following a short illness.
The Belfast-born actor was known for roles in Downton Abbey, Birds Of A Feather and Doctor Who as well as stage productions.
Confirming the news of his death, Greene’s agent said: ‘His stage work included John Crowley’s production of Playboy Of The Western World at the Old Vic and he was a particularly memorable Monsignor in the 2001 revival of The Sanctuary Lamp at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
‘He was a great ambassador for his native Northern Ireland, where he was a continuity announcer for Ulster Television from 1959 to 1965.’
Greene had played the abbot in Doctor Who’s The Bells Of Saint John, as well as starring as Gordon Andrews in Cuckoo in 2019.
He was a regular face on film and TV with credits including The Crown, Call The Midwife, Merlin and Midsomer Murders.
Other shows he worked on included Little Britain, Poirot, Casualty, and Inspector Morse.
Greene’s feature film credits also include roles in 2009’s Sherlock Holmes, 2003’s Johnny English alongside Rowan Atkinson and From Hell in 2001.
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