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Tom Bell: Prime Suspect + The L-Shaped Room Actor

The L-Shaped Room & Prime Suspect actor Tom Bell has died

Tom BellBritish actor Tom Bell died on Oct. 4 after a short illness.

Perhaps best remembered for playing opposite Helen Mirren in the first three seasons of the British television series Prime Suspect, Tom Bell was featured in numerous films – usually in supporting roles – among them Bryan Forbes’ 1963 drama The L-Shaped Room, in which he was cast as Leslie Caron’s romantic interest; Royal Flash; Wish You Were Here; and The Krays.

In Prime Suspect, Bell played Detective Sergeant Bill Otley, a sexist officer who frequently clashed with Helen Mirren’s character Jane Tennison.

Tom Bell was 73.

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