Actor Ian Carmichael dies at 89
Sunday 07 February 2010
The veteran British actor Ian Carmichael, seen in films such as
Private's Progress and
Lucky Jim, has died at the age of 89.
A star of film and television since the 1950s, the Hull-born actor was last seen in ITV's The Royal in 2009; new episodes starring Carmichael will be screened later this year. But he made his name in a succession of films for the Boulting Brothers, starring alongside Peter Sellers in 1959's I'm All Right Jack.
He then went on to play P G Wodehouse's creation Bertie Wooster in the BBC series The World of Wooster, followed by another well-received role as Lord Peter Wimsey in several series based on the mystery novels by Dorothy L Sayers. He died on Friday at his home at Esk Valley on the North York Moors having fallen ill over Christmas.
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