Actor Warren Clarke, whose roles included TV drama Dalziel And Pascoe, has been fondly remembered by showbusiness friends as "a true gent" following his death yesterday at aged 67.
The star, who also appeared in films such as Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, died after what was said to be a short illness.
Richard E Grant, who acted and holidayed with him, called him "hilarious and irreverent".
David Morrissey said: "He was a very special man, a great actor. We had wonderful times together on Red Riding."
Lee Ingleby called him "a true gent", and comedian Jack Dee said he was a "brilliant, funny and generous man who was a joy to work with".
The last role he completed before his death was as Charles Poldark in a BBC revival of the 1970s TV drama Poldark.