Just heard it on the news on the radio, died in his sleep last night. He was 82 and it seems that his last film role was in 2012 but still a very good innings. I liked that he was happy doing smaller TV stuff whilst still being a significant figure in major studio movies.
Yes, just heard it. One of our acting giants, and someone I was fortunate to know/work with for a few months. The film crew on 'The Dresser' said that he and Courtenay were among the most professionally accomplished actors they'd ever met. They never fluffed their lines; were word perfect from the first take (in fact, they didn't need many takes.)