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‘Notting Hill’ star Tony Armatrading dies aged 59 following cancer strive against

Tony Armatrading played a security guard in 'Notting Hill'. (Universal)

Tony Armatrading performed a security guard in Notting Hill. (Fashioned)

Actor and voiceover artist Tony Armatrading has died at the age of 59, following a strive against with cancer.

The Birmingham-born actor used to be possibly easiest known for his role as a security guard on a film map in Notting Hill, alongside Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.

Friend Tim Bentinck — star of Radio 4 soap The Archers — launched the sad news on Twitter, writing: “Very sad news. My dearest ultimate friend Tony Armatrading died of cancer an hour ago. I had the privilege of being his easiest man, and cherished him dearly. He used to be a marvelous actor, and a correct ultimate friend. This pic of him with Suzy and Whisk taken ultimate night.”

He shared an image of Armatrading in a clinic mattress, taken alongside with his wife Suzan Crowley and their pet dog Whisk rapidly earlier than his loss of life.

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Silk star Frances Barber used to be amongst these to pay tribute to him, writing: “Oh appropriate effort! devastating. I labored with Tony in Return to Blood River for BBC years ago, after which caught up with him & Suzy in Lafew years ago. In level of fact joyful times. The kind of marvelous man. The kind of marvelous actor. I’m fully nervous. RIP dearest man.”

EastEnders star Phil Daniels tweeted: “Stunning man he made a distinction RIP mate x.”

Armatrading used to be the younger brother of Brit and Grammy award-nominated singer Joan Armatrading, 70.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29:  Joan Armatrading performs at City Winery on September 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Pereira/WireImage)

Tony Armatrading used to be the younger brother of singer Joan Armatrading. (Getty Photos)

He looked opposite Val Kilmer in 1997 Hollywood film The Saint, and used to be the narrate of Sith Xalek within the Celebrity Wars: The OId Republic online sport sequence.

He also had roles in TV dramas Death In Paradise, Hawaii 5-O, Detention center Atomize and The Bill.

And his character married Niamh Cusack’s within the 1998 TV adaptation of Catherine Cookson’s Coloration Blind.

Born in 1961, Armatrading began his occupation within the entertainment exchange as a member of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre stage crew when he used to be an adolescent.

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He went on to be part of the stage crew at the Nationwide Theatre in London and after acquiring his Equity Card began appearing on stage.

As neatly as roles in neatly-known films and TV shows each and each within the UK and Hollywood, Armatrading is remembered for his theatre performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in productions including Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet.

He relocated to Los Angeles in 2000.

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