Richard Howard had a hugely popular career, which was mostly performed on stage and in Shakespeare productions

The legendary actor and Poirot actor Richard Howard has died aged Richard Howard, 79, has passed away.

The stage veteran, who was also a part of Emmerdale passed away from “short illness”.

3Richard Howard has died at the age of 79. Credit: Rex

3The stage actor of the past was well-known for his role of the Shakespeare original in LoveCredit: ITV

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3Richard made an appearance in Emmerdale during the 70s and 1980s the time it was known as Emmerdale Farm.

The news of his death was released tonight by his professional representatives Scott Marshall Partners. Scott Marshall Partners, who announced the news with “great sadness”.

They also wrote: “It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of our dear client Richard Howard, at the age of 79 after a brief illness.

“He is survived by his son, three stepdaughters and nine grandchildren.”

Howard enjoyed a highly acclaimed career, which was primarily in the stage and also was in numerous Olivier-nominated plays as well as the very first Shakespeare In Love.

Other theatre projects included Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Macbeth and Romeo And Juliet across America, Europe and Asia.

On the screen, he had regular appearances on Emmerdale between 1979 and 1981. He played his character, vicar Bob Jerome.

Howard has also been featured in the episode of Poirot which was called Four And Twenty Blackbirds, as well as BBC Radio 4 play The People’s Princess on George IV’s wife, Caroline from Brunswick.

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Howard was a regular performer for many years. Howard was a director and actor with his Jill Freud Theatre Company and was part of the London Shakespeare Group.

The actor also was an actor in The Stables Theatre Club in Manchester as well as Brian Friel and Stephen Rea’s theater group Field Day.

Later on He taught at the highly respected Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and also at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


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