Maurice Roëves dead: Doctor Who and EastEnders star dies aged 83
Maurice Roëves dead: Doctor Who and EastEnders star dies aged 83 – as tributes flood in for actor who saw Hollywood fame appearing alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Last of Mohicans
- It has not been made public what the legendary Doctor Who actor, 83, died from
- A statement on Twitter revealed the heartbreaking news on Wednesday morning
- Roeves was renown for staring as an alcoholic father called Geoff in Eastenders
Doctor Who star Maurice Roeves has died at the age of 83, his agent has said.
The Scottish actor, who was born in Sunderland, was confirmed to have passed away by acting agents Lovett Logan Associates.
A statement said: ‘It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of our wonderful client #MauriceRoeves.
‘Maurice had a hugely successful career in both theatre and screen which spanned several decades, starting in his home country of Scotland and moving to London and the United States.
‘He was loved by his legions of fans for many of his performances, including Vince Diver in Tutti Frutti, Stotz in Doctor Who, a Romulan captain in Star Trek and Colonel Edmund Munro in The Last Of The Mohicans.
‘Maurice loved nothing more than being on set with his fellow actors and worked right up until the end, recently being seen in the BBC series The Nest at the start of this year.
‘As well as being a truly dedicated and gifted actor, he was also a real gentleman and a delight to have as a client. We will miss him greatly and our thoughts and love go out to Vanessa and his family.’
Doctor Who actor Maurice Roeves (pictured in 2009) has died at the age of 83, his agent has said
The Scottish actor (left in The Damned United), who was born in Sunderland, was confirmed to have passed away by acting agents Lovett Logan Associates
Roeves, whose career spanned 60 years, played Vince Diver in Tutti Frutti, the mercenary Stotz in the classic series of Doctor Who and Colonel Munro in Michael Mann’s big screen version of The Last Of The Mohicans, and was most recently seen in the BBC drama The Nest.
He was also in EastEnders as Geoff, the alcoholic father of Kate Morton in EastEnders in 2003 and made appearances in the 1995 movie version of Judge Dredd, the TV adaptation of Vanity Fair and other shows such as Casualty and Holby City.
Tributes flooded in on Wednesday afternoon, with Director Paul Carmichael saying he was ‘one of the nicest people’ he had met.
He said: ‘Maurice Roeves has died. An incredibly powerful actor. Last time I saw him he was being chilling on River City.
‘I met him once, outside a hotel in London. One of the nicest people I’ve ever chatted to. RIP.’
Roeves is survived by his wife Vanessa Rawlings-Jackson, whom he married in 2001.
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