Norwich Theatre Royal's tribute to dead Dynasty actor

David BaleThe British actor Christopher Cazenove, who has died aged 64, was a regular at Norwich Theatre Royal and today its chief executive paid tribute to a 'friend'.David Bale

The British actor Christopher Cazenove, who has died aged 64, was a regular at Norwich Theatre Royal and today its chief executive paid tribute to a 'friend'.

Mr Cazenove's last appearances at the Theatre Royal were in the comedy-drama Home Truths in June 1997, and he also starred in the 1997-1998 pantomime Aladdin opposite Nicholas McAuliffe, Desmond Barrit and Rikki Jay.

The TV star, whose mother was a member of Norfolk's Gurney family, was due to play The Narrator in the Rocky Horror Show, which runs at Norwich Theatre Royal on June 7-12.

Peter Wilson, Norwich Theatre Royal chief executive, said: 'Christopher, who appeared at the Theatre Royal twice in the past few years, was also and primarily a friend.


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'His personal qualities of intelligence, generosity and thoughtfulness shone through all his performances and made him doubly attractive.

'He was grateful to the public for his terrific career and I never knew him turn away a fan or refuse an autograph. He was an example to us all, and we shall miss him terribly.'

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Mr Cazenove, who was best known for his role in the glitzy 1980s American television series Dynasty, died on April 7 after losing a battle against blood poisoning.

He starred in a string of films and TV shows during his career but will be best remembered for his role on Dynasty.

No decision has yet been made on re-casting Mr Cazenove's role in the Rocky Horror Show.

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