Nigel Terry, who played King Arthur in Excalibur, died last Thursday of emphysema. He was 69.

Nigel Terry Dies

In 1981’s Excalibur, Terry played King Arthur opposite Helen Mirren‘s Morgana Le Fe. Though he is best known for that part, Terry had a number of other notable film roles, including the Lion in Winter, CaravaggioWar RequiemEdward II, and 2004’s Troy.

On TV, Terry appeared in such series as Sherlock HolmesRuth Rendell Mysteries, The Orchid House,Zorro, Covington Cross, Sea of SoulsMI-5 and Doctor Who.

In addition to his work on the big and small screen, Terry was an esteemed stage actor. He made his stage debut with Dolphin Theatre in the 60s at the Shaw Theatre playing Evans in The Long and the Short and the Tall, and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet.

Terry went on to appear in Bloody Poetry, The Fool, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Julius Caesar, Don Juan, A Month in the Country, The Possessed and more.

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