It is with a twinge of sadness that I write regarding the death of one of England's fine character actors and Bafta nominee Tom Bell. Many will remember from his embittered performance within the Prime Suspect TV series, as well as the seedy portrayal of Emily Lloyd's lover in the acclaimed "Wish you were Here". For me his stand out performance was as Jack "The Hat" McVitie in the 1990 film the Krays.
Tom had a successful career which started in theartre and progressed through TV and film, having worked with the likes of Daniel Day Lewis (The Boxer), Ian McKellen (Swept from the Sea), and Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect series)
He passed away after a short illness, and will be missed by family and friends. To all those wanting to see him in action, his final performance in the last ever "Prime Suspect" can be seen at the end of October 2006.