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Joss Ackland obituary: prolific character actor from White Mischief to Lethal Weapon 2

By David Parkinson

Joss Ackland obituary: prolific character actor from White Mischief to Lethal Weapon 2
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Terence Davies obituary: farewell to a British master of poetic cinema

By Michael Koresky

Terence Davies obituary: farewell to a British master of poetic cinema
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David McCallum obituary: The Great Escape, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Sapphire & Steel star

By David Parkinson

David McCallum obituary: The Great Escape, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Sapphire & Steel star
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Michael Gambon obituary: The Singing Detective, Maigret and Harry Potter star

By David Parkinson

Michael Gambon obituary: The Singing Detective, Maigret and Harry Potter star
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Horace Ové obituary: director who opened the door for Black British filmmaking

By Ashley Clark

Horace Ové obituary: director who opened the door for Black British filmmaking
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Michael Parkinson obituary: era-defining broadcaster and talkshow host

By Dick Fiddy, Marcus Prince and others

Michael Parkinson obituary: era-defining broadcaster and talkshow host
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Jess Search obituary: Doc Society founder and tireless champion of independent documentary

By Charlotte Cook

Jess Search obituary: Doc Society founder and tireless champion of independent documentary
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William Friedkin obituary: maverick Hollywood director of The French Connection and The Exorcist

By Adrian Martin

William Friedkin obituary: maverick Hollywood director of The French Connection and The Exorcist
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Carl Davis obituary: film and TV composer known for his beloved silent film scores

By Neil Brand

Carl Davis obituary: film and TV composer known for his beloved silent film scores
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Jane Birkin obituary: British star who became a French pop culture sensation

By Ginette Vincendeau

Jane Birkin obituary: British star who became a French pop culture sensation
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Derek Malcolm obituary: renowned British film critic and LFF director

By Nick James

Derek Malcolm obituary: renowned British film critic and LFF director
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Keith Learner obituary: unsung wizard of British animation

By Jez Stewart

Keith Learner obituary: unsung wizard of British animation
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Julian Sands obituary: British star of A Room with a View and Arachnophobia

By David Parkinson

Julian Sands obituary: British star of A Room with a View and Arachnophobia
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David Meeker obituary: film archivist who played a pivotal role in growing the BFI National Archive

By Josephine Botting

David Meeker obituary: film archivist who played a pivotal role in growing the BFI National Archive
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Glenda Jackson obituary: British screen star of Elizabeth R and Sunday Bloody Sunday

By David Parkinson

Glenda Jackson obituary: British screen star of Elizabeth R and Sunday Bloody Sunday
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Pema Tseden obituary: filmmaker who defined Tibetan cinema

By Tony Rayns

Pema Tseden obituary: filmmaker who defined Tibetan cinema
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Leslie Hardcastle obituary: longtime BFI controller with transformational impact

By Ian Christie

Leslie Hardcastle obituary: longtime BFI controller with transformational impact
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Raquel Welch obituary: screen sensation who transcended sex-symbol roles

By Christina Newland

Raquel Welch obituary: screen sensation who transcended sex-symbol roles
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Carlos Saura obituary: leading Spanish auteur of Cría cuervos

By Mar Diestro-Dópido

Carlos Saura obituary: leading Spanish auteur of Cría cuervos
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Hugh Hudson obituary: Chariots of Fire and Greystoke director

By David Parkinson

Hugh Hudson obituary: Chariots of Fire and Greystoke director
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Sylvia Syms obituary: defiant British screen star of Ice Cold in Alex and Victim

By David Parkinson

Sylvia Syms obituary: defiant British screen star of Ice Cold in Alex and Victim
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Gina Lollobrigida obituary: Italian screen star and acclaimed photographer

By Pasquale Iannone

Gina Lollobrigida obituary: Italian screen star and acclaimed photographer
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Piers Haggard obituary: Pennies from Heaven and The Blood on Satan’s Claw director

By David Parkinson

Piers Haggard obituary: Pennies from Heaven and The Blood on Satan’s Claw director
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Sumitra Peries obituary: ‘the poetess of Sri Lankan cinema’

By Uditha Devapriya

Sumitra Peries obituary: ‘the poetess of Sri Lankan cinema’
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Michael Snow obituary: Canadian giant of experimental cinema

By Jonathan Rosenbaum

Michael Snow obituary: Canadian giant of experimental cinema
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Mike Hodges obituary: the British outsider auteur behind Get Carter

By David Parkinson

Mike Hodges obituary: the British outsider auteur behind Get Carter
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Yoshishige Yoshida obituary: leading light of the Japanese New Wave

By Jasper Sharp

Yoshishige Yoshida obituary: leading light of the Japanese New Wave
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Ron Peck obituary: filmmaker behind Nighthawks, Britain’s first feature set in the gay community

By William Fowler

Ron Peck obituary: filmmaker behind Nighthawks, Britain’s first feature set in the gay community
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Jean-Marie Straub obituary: French filmmaker who reshaped political cinema

By Martin Brady and Helen Hughes

Jean-Marie Straub obituary: French filmmaker who reshaped political cinema
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