Clive Swift has died aged 82
1 February 2019 - 5:00 PM

Clive Swift has died aged 82

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Clive Swift has died aged 82.

The "Keeping Up Appearances" actor - who played Richard Bucket in the BBC series between 1990 and 1995 - has sadly passed away leaving behind an impressive legacy on the big and small screen.

As well as his most famous role in the show, he enjoyed an illustrious career which started in 1965 and continued until his most recent role in "Midsomer Murders" in 2017.

Swift - who was classically trained - also appeared in the BBC adaptation of "The Barchester Chronicles", and just over a decade ago he starred as Mr. Copper in the 2007 "Doctor Who" Christmas special.

Meanwhile, he also made a name in films as he took on the role of Sir Ector - King Arthur's adoptive father - in John Boorman's 1981 movie "Excalibur".

Swift was married to novelist Margaret Drabble between 1960 and 1975, and his daughter Rebecca tragically died in April 2017.

Tragically, his daughter Rebecca died in April 2017.

Acting and television is in his family, with his son Joe, 53, known for appearing on "Gardeners" World" and other botanical series.

While his other son Adam is a political philosopher and sociologist, his brother David - who passed away aged 86 in 2016 - was also an actor, and starred in the likes of "Drop the Dead Donkey" and "War and Peace".

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