Hywel Bennett – RIP.

Cor they are all popping off today. It has been announced that actor Hywel Bennett has died at the age of 73. He was possibly best known for his role as Shelley in the television series of the same name. The show ran from 1979 to 1984 and told the story of an unemployed man living in a London bedsit.

He joined the cast of East Enders in 2003 as Jack Dalton, a gangland boss. He also had roles in other popular BBS shows such as The Bill, Last of the Summer Wine, Pennies from Heaven in which e took the lead and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Also appearing in a number of films over the years.