Philip Mottram: Film-maker and inspiring teacher whose generosity of spirit made him the London Film School’s guiding light

Mike Leigh and Michael Mann both appreciated Mottram’s contribution to their education in film

Peter Sculthorpe: Composer who drew on aboriginal and Asian traditions to forge a distinctive Australian sound

His work treads an emotional  path between sorrow and consolation

June Krauser: The ‘mother of Masters swimming' who broke records well into her 70s

She oversaw the growth of the sport winning titles as a teenager and a pensioner

Jake Hooker: Guitarist with Seventies pop band Arrows

His ‘I Love Rock’n’Roll’ later became a huge hit for Joan Jett

Donald Arden: Religious leader who made a significant and lasting impact as Archbishop of Central Africa

He tasted what life was like for ordinary Africans on the eve of apartheid

Dan Borislow: Digital-age inventor whose MagicJack device enabled free online phone calls – and made him millions

Dan Borislow’s MagicJack helped to pioneer free phone calls through the internet. His  company, MagicJack Vocaltec, has sold more than 10 million MagicJack units, which connect to a computer’s USB port or router to enable online voice calls.

Brian Powell: flew for Beaverbrook and Churchill

Brian Powell: Elite test pilot involved in pioneering projects during the post-war civil aviation boom

Brian Powell was one of the elite handful of test pilots who advanced Britain’s ambitions to lead the world in flight in the first two decades after the Second World War, flying aircraft including the world’s first passenger jet, the Comet. A personal pilot of Lord Beaverbrook in the late 1940s, Powell also flew Winston Churchill and his family.

Sumptuous production: Chris Keating (left) with Jeremy Irons in ITV’s 1981 adaptation of ‘Brideshead Revisited’

Charles Keating: Actor who made his name as Rex Mottram in ‘Brideshead Revisited’ before becoming a villainous star of US soaps

The British stage and screen actor Charles Keating had one of his best television roles as Rex Mottram in Granada’s sumptuous production of Brideshead Revisited, before making a name for himself in American daytime soaps.

Maurice Bossé: Canadian war veteran of the 'Maisies' who was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry

At a time when we are commemorating the starts of the two 20th-century World Wars, lest we forget, victory depended not only on British and Allied European soldiers, but also on those from other continents, not least from the Commonwealth.

Alex Forbes: lacked some of the game’s subtleties – but his spirit was unquenchable

Alex Forbes: Indomitable wing-half who starred in the potent league and cup-winning Arsenal teams of the 1950s

Alex Forbes, the last survivor of Arsenal's 1950 FA Cup-winning side, was a pugnacious midfield ball-winner who made a crucial contribution as the Gunners lifted the League championship three seasons later.

Bel Kaufman at the Columbus Club, New York in 2003

Bel Kaufman: Writer whose bestselling 1965 novel, 'Up the Down Staircase', captured the inanity of high-school rules

Bel Kaufman was the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose best--selling Up the Down Staircase captured the insanity and the humour, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school. She was the granddaughter of Yiddish writer, Sholem Aleichem, and a vital link to Yiddish culture.

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Lauren Bacall: Sultry film-noir legend who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle and starred with Monroe and Grable

One of the cinema's greatest sirens, Lauren Bacall will be forever remembered as the sultry young actress who made a startling impact with her first film, To Have and Have Not (1944), in which her opening line was a provocative "Anyone got a match?" Later she appears in the open doorway of Humphrey Bogart's hotel room to huskily inform him, "You know, Steve, that if you want me all you have to do is whistle. You know how to do that, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow." Bogart married her just after the film's completion, and she became known (with some resentment on her part) as "Bogie's Baby".

Actor Robin Williams in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63

Robin Williams obituary:Oscar-winning actor and comedian equally adept at playing the lovable goofball and the unlikely hero

Despite later becoming a star of both the small and big screen, Williams continued to perform stand-up throughout his life

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Welsh poet and broadcaster whose sonorous verse mourned the creeping loss of his native culture

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