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London Stage and Film Actor Alex Beckett Dies

London Stage and Film Actor Alex Beckett Dies

Alex Beckett, Welsh stage and screen actor who had been starring as Waitwell in the Donmar Warehouse's current production of The Way of the World, has died suddenly at 36.

Donmar Warehouse has released a statement regarding the death of London actor Alex Beckett:

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden death of actor Alex Beckett.

"We're deeply saddened by the loss of Alex - a wonderful man and a hugely talented actor. Our thoughts are with his family and we kindly ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult time."
- Gavin Denton-Jones, Alex Beckett's acting agent

"We are deeply shocked by the tragic loss of our dear friend and brilliant actor Alex Beckett, a much-loved member of The Way of the World company. Our thoughts are with his family and close friends at this incredibly sad time.

Everyone at the Donmar and The Way of the World company are completely devastated by this terribly sad news. We have taken the decision to cancel the remaining performances this week, as a mark of respect to Alex, and to give some time to the company, who all loved Alex as a fellow actor, and a friend."
- Josie Rourke and Kate Pakenham, Donmar Warehouse

The company has cancelled performances of The Way of the World for the remainder of the week.

Alex Beckett was a veteran of the London stage, as well as television and film.

Beckett's theatre credits include Pygmalion (Headlong); Blue Heart (Orange Tree/Tobacco Factory); Edward II (National); Praxis Makes Perfect (National Theatre Wales); Here (Rose Kingston); The Changeling (Young Vic); 66 Books - A Nobody (Bush); Fen (Finborough); Much Ado About Nothing (West End); Natural Selection (503); Hamlet, The Brothers Grimm (Creation); Letters (Union); Starbucks 24hr Plays (Old Vic New Voices); Swallow Song (Oxford Playhouse); Playing Hamlet (Kings Head); What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (True Fiction); Gull (Antic Co-operation); Hotel in Amsterdam (Donmar).

On television, he appeared in I Live with Models, Stath, The End of the F**King World, W1A, Love Nina, The Aliens, Cockroaches, Cuffs, Top Coppers, The Job Lot, The Scandalous Lady W, Burton & Taylor, A Touch of Cloth, A Childs's Christmases in Wales, Married Single Other, The Persuasionists, The Bill, and Emmerdale.

He could be seen on film in Mary Queen of Scots, Survivor, and Youth; and on the radio in Tracks, Frank & the Bear, and A Hospital Odyssey.


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