Actor Warren Clarke, star of the long-running detective series Dalziel and Pascoe, has died.
Mr Clarke, 67, who found fame with Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, died today after a short illness.
His agent said in a statement: "The actor Warren Clarke died peacefully in his sleep on November 12 2014, after a short illness.
"He will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones. At this time we ask that you respect their privacy in their time of grief."
Mr Clarke, who was born in Oldham in April 1947, started his career at the Huddersfield Repertory and in Liverpool. He had small parts in Coronation Street before playing the part of Dim, a thug in A Clockwork Orange.
He recently appeared in BBC1 dramas Call the Midwife and Down to Earth.
During his career he played Winston Churchill twice and appeared on stage as Boythorn in an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Bleak House.
Celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute. Comedian Jack Dee said: "Really sad news that Warren Clarke has died. A brilliant, funny and generous man who was a joy to work with."
League of Gentlemen star Reece Shearsmith said: "RIP Warren Clarke. A very funny and lovely man."
And Withnail and I and Downton Abbey star Richard E Grant said: "Shocked to hear that Warren Clarke has died. Worked with him twice and shared a holiday in the Caribbean. Hilarious and irreverent."