British actor Warren Clarke, best known for TV role in Dalziel And Pascoe, has died aged 67 after a short illness, his agent has confirmed.
Clarke, who was born in Oldham, starred in the controversial 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, by Stanley Kubrick.
He recently appeared in the BBC One dramas Call the Midwife and Down to Earth, about a family moving to rural Devon.
The actor is due to appear in a remake of Poldark.
The series, which is due to be released next year, was his last role before his death.
Clarke, with his heavy set build and hangdog facial features, was a perfect fit for grumpy police detective Dalziel, who was translated to the screen from the books by Reginald Hill.
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