Veteran Scots actor Maurice Roëves has died at the age of 83.
A star of stage and screen, he appeared in many roles throughout his career including turns in Doctor Who, Tutti Frutti and, most recently, The Nest.
He played Robert Henderson in Glasgow soap River City, as well as a major role as Colonel Munro in the 1992 version of The Last of the Mohicans.
He also starred as Matt Busby in Surviving Disaster, a drama based on the Munich air disaster, and played Jimmy Gordon in The Damned United.
A statement from his agents Lovett Logan said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of our wonderful client Maurice Roëves.
“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.
“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.”
— Lovett Logan (@LovettLogan) July 15, 2020
What a shame! Maurice Roeves was a fabulous and talented man the arts are poorer for his passing! https://t.co/oMU7Mvbj15
— Brett Herriot (@BrettHerriot) July 15, 2020
Roëves played a major role in the four part Doctor Who series The Caves of Androzani, as well as being Vincent Diver in comedy Tutti Frutti.
Over the years he’s also appeared in A Touch of Frost, Waking The Dead, Skins and Two Doors Down.
Was watching Maurice Roëves just last week being brilliant, as ever, in an episode of Doomwatch. Huge fan of his double act with James Cosmo in The Nightmare Man, and he was unforgettable as Vincent in Tutti Frutti. RIP. pic.twitter.com/QH6ufpsX7V
— Daniel McGachey (@DMcGachey) July 15, 2020
— Ross McCafferty (@RossMcCaff) July 15, 2020
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