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British actor James Grout dies

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Jul 05, 2012 | 7:15am EDT

The 84-year-old actor passed away in a nursing home in Wiltshire, England on 24 June (12), but news of his death only emerged on Thursday (05Jul12).

He worked on stage, in film, and on radio but was best known for playing Chief Superintendent Strange on longrunning U.K. series Inspector Morse.

Grout also racked up credits in hit programmes including Yes Minister, Rumpole of the Bailey, and David Copperfield, before performing in a string of theatre roles in London's West End until the 1990s.

He was also nominated for a Tony Award for his part as Harry Chitterlow in Half a Sixpence on Broadway in 1965.

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