Tom Adams was best known to Doctor Who fans for playing Commander Vorshak, the leader of Sea Base 4, in the 1984 Fifth Doctor story Warriors of the Deep.
He played Dai Nimmo, known as Diversions, in the classic 1963 film The Great Escape.
On television he appeared in many classic series including Casualty, Strike It Rich!, The Enigma Files, Dixon of Dock Green, Spy Trap, Z Cars, General Hospital, The Avengers, Emergency-Ward 10 and The Onedin Line where he played Daniel Fogarty in twenty episodes.
Adams had a distinguished voice and worked as a voice-over artist on many adverts. He was a long-running voice of E4.
His agent Emma Harvey paid tribute
A true gentleman, his personality was as big and warm as his voice. We’ll miss him very much.The actor died after a battle with cancer.