Late British actor Sir Donald Sinden was posthumously honoured at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday (19Oct14). The star, who died last month (Sep14), was named the recipient of the Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts at a ceremony in London.
Sinden was best known for his theatre work and one of his early performances was in a production of 1947 play The Heiress, which was directed by Sir John Gieldud, who the award was named after.
Previous recipients of the accolade include Sir Kenneth Branagh, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench.
Sinden died on 11 September (14) aged 90 after a battle with cancer.
British actor Sir Donald Sinden has died, aged 90. Sinden passed away on Thursday (11Sep14) at his home in Kent, England following a long battle with prostate cancer.
His son Marc says, "Even though his death was expected, it is still a huge loss to his family and we, his brother, his son, his four grandchildren and great-grandchild will all miss his humour and knowledge and we would all like to share our appreciation for the Pilgrims Hospice and the carers that looked after him and us with such dignity, consideration and care until the end."
Sinden made his name as a Shakespearean stage actor and earned more than 70 credits for film and TV productions since his career began in the 1940s.
He is best known for U.K. TV shows Our Man at St. Mark's, Two's Company, Never the Twain and Judge John Deed.
Sinden was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1979 and was knighted in 1997 for his services to drama.