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Hywel Bennett

8 April 1944 to 25 July 2017

A British actor who was best known for his role as the intelligent layabout title character in Shelley (1979-1984), Bennett reprised his role in The Return of Shelley (1988-1992). His other notable credits included The Virgin Soldiers (1969), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) Neverwhere (1996) and and Eastenders (2003).

Read Hywel Bennett's Guardian obituary here.