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Haydn Gwynne

5 October 1957 to 20 October 2023

A British actress, who first found fame in theatre, earning substantial credits for the stage, including most recently in the West End run of The Great British Bake Off Musical. Haydn Gwynne broke through on the small screen in the 1980s, landing supporting roles in What Mad Pursuit? (1985), Lovejoy, A Very Peculiar Practice (both 1986) and a beefier role in Call Me Mister (1986). She is perhaps best known for playing editor Alex Pates in the first two seasons of Drop the Dead Donkey (1990-1991), which earned her a BAFTA nomination, although she was also a regular on Peak Practice (1999-2000), Merseybeat (2001-2002) and, most recently, playing Camilla on The Windsors (2016-2023). Other notable television credits included Poirot (1991, 2008), Dalziel and Pascoe (2005), Rome (2005-2007), Silent Witness (2014) and The Crown (2022). Her film roles were limited, but included The Pleasure Principle (1991), Remember Me? (1997) and Beauty and the Beast (2017).

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