News of another sad passing, veteran actor Aubrey Morris has died at the age of 89
Born in 1926, of Jewish-Ukranian descent Aubrey Steinberg studied at RADA and made his stage debut in 1944. A versatile and prolific performer, he was the grand master of the sinister and camp, often portraying unctuous and cunning oily types. He is perhaps most famous for his role as the probation officer Mr Deltoid in A Clockwork Orange and Morris the gravedigger in The Wicker Man, two absolute classics of the 1970s.
Further film credits included roles in Up The Junction, The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery, Ken Russell's Lisztomania, Lifeforce, The Rachel Papers, My Girl 2 and the classic Hammer horror Blood From The Mummy's Tomb
His TV credits included roles in ITC favourites like The Saint, The Prisoner and Danger Man, The Champions and Man In A Suitcase, The Avengers, Space 1999, Lovejoy, The Sweeney and Z Cars, classic serials and period dramas such as Cold Comfort Farm, Disraeli and Oliver Twist, comedies like The Rag Trade, The Fenn Street Gang, Not On Your Nellie, Chance In A Million, and Hot Metal. Moving to the States in later life he also cropped up in Murder She Wrote, Sledgehammer!, Columbo, Boy Meets World, Babylon 5, Alien Nation, Deadwood and his last role this year, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia