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Monday, 19 October 2015 - Reported by Marcus

The actor Neville Jason has died at the age of 81

Neville Jason appeared in the 1978 story The Androids of Tara where he played Prince Reynart in the Key to Time story, based upon The Prisoner Of Zenda and directed by Michael Hayes.

Recalling the story he said
Michael cast me as Prince Reynart because The Prisoner Of Zenda starred Ronald Colman and Michael thought if I put on a pencil moustache I’d look like Ronald Coleman
He appeared in many UK TV Dramas, including regular roles in Emergency-Ward 10, Maigret, Barlow, The Little Ship. Armchair Thriller, Goodbye Darling and Skorpion.

His theatre credits included Publius in Titus Andronicus various roles in The Knight of the Burning Pestle and playing John Fryer in the musical Mutiny!.

In later years he recorded many audio books, including the whole of War And Peace. His recoding of Proust's Remembrance Of Things Past, which he partly translated, comes on 120 CD's.

He is survived by his wife Gillian