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Monday, 4 May 2015 - Reported by Marcus

The actor Nigel Terry has died at the age of 69.

Nigel Terry played General Cobb in the 2008 Tenth Doctor story The Doctor's Daughter.

Terry has a long career both on stage and screen and worked extensively for both the National Theatre and theRoyal Shakespeare Company.

He is best known for playing King Arthur in John Boorman’s 1981 film Excalibur. Other movie roles include playing Prince John in Anthony Harvey’s The Lion in Winter and playing the title role of Caravaggio in the Derek Jarman film. On television he appeared in Agatha Christie's Marple, MI-5, Foyle's War, Holby City, Mortimer's Law, Resort to Murder, Highlander, The Orchid House, Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Denys Villiers, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sherlock Holmes and Kenilworth.

Nigel Terry died last Thursday after contracting emphysema.