Actor Lee Whitlock from Grange Hill passes away at 54

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Actor Lee Whitlock from Grange Hill passes away at 54

The British actor Lee Whitlock also appeared in Sweeney Todd, Besides Johnny Depp.

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Actor Lee Whitlock from Grange Hill passed away on February 20 at 54, according to his agents.

When announcing his passing, the firm Urban Collective stated: “Sadly, our client Lee Whitlock passed away. Lee was a fantastic character and performer who accomplished bold and groundbreaking work at a very young age.”

They also said “Condolences to the family and friends of Lee, who was incredibly engaging, humorous, and a pleasure to work with. RIP.”

The agency did not disclosed the late actor’s cause of death.

Andrew Lancel, a former cast member of The Bill and Coronation Street, paid him tribute on Twitter: “Since Shine on Harvey Moon, Lee Whitlock has always been a favourite of mine. I, like many others, admired his work throughout his career in film and television. It was a pleasure to know him as a witty, kind, and charming man and to work with him twice. and a great actor. far too soon gone.”

Before playing Bevis Loveday in Grange Hill, the British actor gained notoriety as a child star in the 1980s.

His first notable performance was in the Marks and Gran comedy Shine on Harvey Moon, about an RAF serviceman who returns to the East End after the Second World War. Pauline Quirke, Kenneth Cranham, and Linda Robson appeared in the show.

Whitlock then starred in the 10-episode journalism thriller Hold the Back Page with Game of Thrones actor David Horovitch and David Warner.

Whitlock also portrayed Sydney Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin’s younger brother, in the 1989 limited series Young Charlie Chaplin before appearing in guest parts in some of the most well-liked television programmes in Britain, including A Touch of Frost, Soldier Soldier, and Lovejoy.

Recent appearances by the actor include Cassandra’s Dream by Woody Allen and Sweeney Todd, a musical directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman, and Helena Bonham Carter.

Whitlock’s final appearance was in the science fiction picture D is for Detroit, and he had previously acted in the British crime drama Rise of the Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story.

Lee Whitlock, an innovative actor who starred in Grange Hill, passed away at 54.

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At age 54, Lee Whitlock, who was well-known for his parts in Sweeney Todd and Grange Hill, passed away. Acting agency Urban Collective issued a social media statement to announce the awful news.

After Lee’s tragic death, the agency described him as a “wonderful character” who “left a legacy.”

An Urban Collective tweet stated: “Sadly, our client Lee Whitlock passed away.

“The courageous and groundbreaking work that Lee, a brilliant character and actor, accomplished at a remarkably young age, has left a lasting impact.

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“Lee was a joy to work with and was incredibly engaging and witty. Commiseration to the family and friends, RIP.”

Quickly, fans flocked to the microblogging platform to pay respects to the late celebrity.

“Really sad news indeed,” remarked Leewaddingham.

He had a lasting influence on me, and the LGBTQ+ community benefited from his breakthrough work on The Two of Us—a legacy to be happy about.

“Sending love and condolences to all of @collectiveurban #thetwoofus.”

“I wanted to say how gutted I was to read that the excellent actor Lee Whitlock passed away yesterday,” TillyVosburgh typed.
“He was a lovely person, modest, funny, and kind, wonderfully cheeky, forever boyish, and will be sorely missed by all that knew him.”

Oh no! Mr. Matthew Todd continued. I was shocked to learn about Lee Whitlock’s passing.

He performed admirably in the groundbreaking BBC early LGBT drama The Two of Us.

“A generation from Shine on Harvey Moon is also familiar with.

“Bless him. Such a tragic loss. RIP.”

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