Monday, 7 December 2015

RIP Nicholas Smith

The actor Nicholas Smith, the last surviving member of the original cast of the hit BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?, has died aged 81.

Smith, who played Mr Rumbold in the sitcom from 1972 to 1985 (and featured in both the cinematic spin off of the same name and the sequel Grace and Favour in the '90s) had been ill for some time following a fall. Other roles included appearances in the Wallace and Gromit movie Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Last Of The Summer Wine, Village Hall, Z Cars, The Avengers, Doctor Who, The Saint and The Frost Report.

His daughter, Catherine Russell of Holby City and Chandler and Co fame, broke the news via twitter.


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