Tim Pigott-Smith: ‘Jewel in a Crown’ actor dies during age 70


Tim Pigott-Smith, a versatile British actor who recently played Prince Charles on theatre and screen, has died during a age of 70.

The actor’s agent, John Grant, says Pigott-Smith died Friday. Grant called him “one of a good actors of his era … a lady and a loyal friend.”

Pigott-Smith was already a maestro of theatre and shade when he came to general courtesy as a sadistic military officer in British-controlled India in a 1980s miniseries “The Jewel in a Crown.”

The uncover became a tellurian sensation, and Pigott-Smith pronounced it “changed my life.”

Born in Rugby, executive England in 1946, Pigott-Smith lerned during a Bristol Old Vic museum propagandize and built adult a different career on stage, radio and film. He became a unchanging on British TV screens in all from “Doctor Who” to “Downton Abbey,” and had roles in cinema including “V for Vendetta,” ”Gangs Of New York” and a James Bond thriller “Quantum Of Solace.”

He is due to seem onscreen with Judi Dench in Stephen Frears’ chronological play “Victoria and Abdul,” due for recover in Britain in September.

He recently won Olivier and Tony endowment nominations for a London and New York runs of a play “King Charles III,” that imagines catastrophic events after a stream successor to a British bench becomes king. He reprised a purpose for a TV adaptation.

Pigott-Smith is survived by his mother Pamela Miles and their son Tom.