Beautiful man and amazing actor. His two daughters Kate (Pearl Harbour) and Samantha both followed their father into the acting profession. I was looking forward to directing him in future films. The 45-year-old was just five when her dad passed away, and posted a collection of childhood photos to her Instagram page on the sad day.

That summer saw the release of the film version of Porridge. That ended with the sack when he fell asleep at the job, and was found at a bus depot five miles away. He married his first wife Margaret Bradley after completing a course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. "He was adorable - a wonderful actor and a very nice man. Rising comedy star Richard Beckinsale died in his sleep aged just 31, Kate Beckinsale pays tribute to father on anniversary of his death, Kate Beckinsale quotes late dad as she strips to THIS swimsuit, Beckinsale with Leonard Rossiter, centre, and Don Warrington in Rising Damp, Beckinsale's ex risks feud over revealing book, Kate Beckinsale breaks down as she unveils plaque in honour of her late father Richard, Neil Jones: Strictly pro ‘unsure’ about renewing vows with Katya, Jasmine Harman A Place In The Sun star reveals weight loss in swimsuit, Lawrence's dad collapses on eve of anniversary of chef's disappearance. His first big break was being cast as the lead in the Granada TV sitcom The Lovers, opposite Paula Wilcox.

Your Lightboxes will appear here when you have created some. The day before he died, Beckinsale and five-year-old daughter Kate went to see Judy, in hospital after an operation.

Whatever mood Len was in, Richard would come in and his mood would change.". That same year, he landed a leading role in another sitcom which was to prove a massive hit. Kate Beckinsale in Cold Comfort Farm (1995).

Alamy and its logo are trademarks of Alamy Ltd. and are registered in certain countries. His doctor found nothing wrong save an over-active stomach lining and a slightly high cholesterol level. Beckinsale was perfect as the naive young foil to the wily old lag Norman Stanley Fletcher, and the series soon had a huge following.

The sense of loss was widely felt because Beckinsale was not only admired for his acting skills but loved by all who knew him. IT was a death that horrified and saddened the nation. He told The Express: "He was a very fine actor who could turn his hand to anything. In 1974 he was cast alongside Ronnie Barker as the first-time prison inmate Lennie Godber, in a new BBC sitcom Porridge. Beckinsale’s final, incomplete work was on a new BBC sitcom called Bloomers playing a florist and gardener. In a final phone call to friends he said he had pains in his arms and chest but made light of it.

RICHARD BECKINSALE, RONNIE BARKER, FULTON MACKAY & BRIAN GLOVER Television 'PORRIDGE' (1974) Directed By SYDNEY LOTTERBY 04 May 1974 SSG25399 Allstar Collection/BBC **WARNING** This photograph can only be reproduced by publications in conjunction with the promotion of the above TV Programme. He played the sexually-frustrated Geoffrey, eternally thwarted in his attempts to sleep with Wilcox’s ditsy Beryl.

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