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BBC News – Philip Madoc of Lloyd George and Dad’s Army fame dies

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Welsh actor Philip Madoc has died after a short illness, his agent says.

The 77-year-old had a long career on stage and screen, playing the title role in the BBC drama The Life and Times of David Lloyd George.

His agent Michael Hallett said he died on Monday morning in hospital in Hertfordshire surrounded by his family.

Born in Merthyr Tydfil, he appeared in many classic television shows including Dad’s Army, Doctor Who, Porridge and the detective series A Mind to Kill.

His extensive radio work included the title role in the BBC Radio 3 adaptation of King Lear and more recently he starred in S4C’s new series The Cockle Farmer.

He was also widely remembered for his part as a German U-Boat commander in the classic “Don’t tell him, Pike” scene from the popular television sitcom Dad’s Army.

Mr Hallett said: “He will be greatly missed by all.”

He added that Madoc had had a short illness since January.

via BBC News – Philip Madoc of Lloyd George and Dad’s Army fame dies.

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Written by edparnell

March 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

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