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Actor Michael Angelis dies aged 76.

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  1. Swami

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    Actor Michael Angelis dies aged 76

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    Actor Michael Angelis, known for his role in TV dramas such as Boys from the Blackstuff, and for narrating Thomas The Tank Engine, has died at the age of 76.

    He died suddenly while at home with his wife on Saturday, his agent said.

    The Liverpool-born actor lent his voice to children's favourite Thomas and Friends for 13 series after taking over from Beatle star Ringo Starr in 1991.

    He also appeared as Mickey Startup in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

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    Image caption Angelis (right) appeared in the influential 1980s drama Boys from the Blackstuff
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    Image caption He also featured in the BBC drama Good Cop with Warren Brown in 2012
    He starred alongside Bernard Hill and Julie Walters in the Bafta-winning 1980s series Boys From The Blackstuff, which highlighted the hardships of unemployment.


    Angelis also had roles in Minder, The Liver Birds, Z Cars and Good Cop.

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    Image caption Julie Walters and Michael Angelis played a couple struggling with poverty in Boys from the Blackstuff
    He was married to Coronation Street actress Helen Worth, who plays Gail Platt, from 1991 to 2001, and later married Jennifer Khalastchi.

    Paying tribute to him on social media, comedian Matt Lucas described Angelis as "one of the greatest TV actors I've ever seen".

    Lucas said: "His work with (screenwriter) Alan Bleasdale was tremendous. What a loss."

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    Anyone with any recollection of the 1970s might remember him as Lucien in the sitcom The Liver Birds.

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    RIP Michael Angelis

    For a long time married to Gail Platt aka helen Worth

    He was great in Boys from the Blackstuff which i bought on DVD last year and will forever remember him for Lucian "Me and my rabbits"
     

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