Friday, June 11, 2021

The Bill Actor Ben Roberts Dead At 70

 The Bill star Ben Roberts has died aged 70, his agent has confirmed. The British actor was best known for playing Chief Inspector Derek Conway on the ITV police serial between 1987 to 2002 according to HuffPost.

TheGuardian

Ben died on Monday. No cause of death has been given at this time. Lizanne Crowther Management (LCM), who represented Ben until he stopped working, confirmed his death to the media.

Ben played the dogged and career-focused officer for 14 years until his character was killed in a car bomb attack as part of a cast revamp by new producer Paul Marquess.

The actor later moved into film and appeared in features by Tim Burton and James Bond director Cary Fukunaga.

In 2011, he played Briggs in Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre, and in 2014 played Jean in A Little Chaos, directed by Alan Rickman.

He also appeared in Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, directed by Tim Burton, in 2016.

Ben’s other credits included the crime drama The Professionals, the kids’ TV series The Queen’s Nose, as well as a minor role who in 1984

His former The Bill co-star Ben Peyton was among those who paid tribute, describing him as a “legend”.

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