Clive Swift dead: Keeping Up Appearances star dies aged 82

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Clive Swift, who was best known for his role playing the long suffering Richard Bucket in the BBC series, Keeping Up Appearances, has died at the age of 82.

The BBC star appeared on viewers' screens in the comedy between 1990 to 1995.

Clive also appeared in the BBC adaption of The Barchester Chronicles and in December 2007 starred in a Doctor Who Christmas special as Mr Coppper.

He also played Sir Ector, the adoptive father of King Arthur in John Boorman's 1981 film Excalibur.


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A representative for Clive confirmed to “After a short illness Clive died peacefully at home this morning surrounded by his family.”

Clive was born in Liverpool and was educated at Clifton College and

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