The actor's family confirmed that he had passed away in hospital in Leicestershire shortly after breaking his hip in a fall off his mobility scooter.
His daughter-in-law Jacqueline Reddin, who is also an actress, said: "He was larger than life and he just loved showbiz.
"He was so proud of the fact that he had been working for 81 years.
"He leaves a son and daughter, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren."
Bill, real name Walter Williams, first appeared as fan favourite Greengras..
The military-themed movie
Wolf Warrior 2 features Wu Jing in multiple roles, including director and star, and is set in an unnamed African country facing a civil war. The cast includes Chinese actress Yu Nan and US action star Frank Grillo, who is known for his role as Crossbones in Captain America movies. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Six major film production companies and three video websites issued a joint statement on Saturday in support of the administrative department's notice ..
When you name a character “Player X” in a “based on a true story” movie, as Aaron Sorkin does in his directorial debut Molly’s Game, it only invites speculation about who that character represents. And when your movie is based on the memoir of the same name by Molly Bloom, who ran a real-life underground poker scene for the wealthy elite in the late 2000s, it isn’t very hard to convert that speculation into something tangible. In her time running the game, Bloom crossed paths with A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Nelly, and even Alex Rodriguez, so there are many sources of inspiration for Player X, played by a twitchy Michael Cera in Molly’s Game. Is he an amalgam of the poker players’ worst tendencies, wrapped up into one, smarmy character?
The truth is, Player X is less of a collection of stories relating to different celebrities, and more of a stand-in for one star in specific. In Molly’s Game, Sorkin narrows the focus of the book while letting its less impactful anec..
Why not? President Donald Trump proved that a celebrity with no political experience could run for the highest office in the land and win. Here's a look at some other celebrities who have recently floated runs for political office (some more seriously than others).Actually runningAntonio Sabáto Jr., an actor and Trump supporter who rose to fame as a star on "General Hospital" in the '90s, is running as a Republican to unseat Democratic Rep. Julia Brownley in California's 26th District race.Sabáto has continued to embrace Trump throughout his 2018 campaign.Stoking speculationMark Cuban, who became Trump's top critic from the reality TV and business world in 2016, said that although Trump might have poisoned the well for business leaders to run for office, it won't stop him from "considering" a 2020 run.Cuban has hinted at a run in the past but appeared in a CNN interview in October to be seriously considering how he would handle his business holdings if he becam..
More than 70 SAG-AFTRA members rallied tonight at the union’s Los Angeles headquarters to draw attention to the plight of commercial actors. A grassroots organization called UnionWorking says that “upwards of 60% of commercials today are being produced using nonunion talent.” The guild declined to either confirm or deny that figure.
The rally is being held in advance of a meeting tonight that’s part of SAG-AFTRA’s ongoing #AdsGoUnion campaign to “help increase union com..
Aug. 19: Actor L.Q. Jones ("The Virginian") is 91. Actress Debra Paget ("Love Me Tender") is 85. Actress Diana Muldaur ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 80. Drummer Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is 79. Singer Johnny Nash is 78. Actress Jill St. John is 78. Singer Billy J. Kramer is 75. Country singer-songwriter Eddy Raven is 74. Singer Ian Gillan of Deep Purple is 73. Actor Gerald McRaney is 71. Actor Jim Carter ("Downton Abbey") is 70. Singer-guitarist Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass is 7..
"Don't try to tell me that I don't have a right to stand here and say 'I want to be governor, because I think you're doing a lousy job. Nobody is talking about the things that you're not doing, so I am going to do it'."
Former Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon talks to US Glamour magazine and defends her right to run for New York governor.
"I'm fortunate to be here tonight to receive an award as an actor... but more than anything I get to be up here and I..
A slew of celebrities are expressing outrage over a report alleging a huge pay disparity between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg for the reshoots on All the Money in the World.
Busy Phillips, Jessica Chastain, Judd Apatow, and more have come out in support of Williams after USA Today reported her costar Wahlberg made $1.5 million for extensive reshoots on the film, while Williams made less than $1,000.
“UNACCEPTABLE. UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO SAY THE LEAST,” William’s longtime friend Phillips tweeted.
“I heard for the reshoot she got $80 a day compared to his MILLIONS,” Chastain tweeted. “Would anyone like to clarify? I really hope that with everything coming to light, she was paid fairly. She’s a brilliant actress and is wonderful in the film.”
Apatow tweeted that he was in disbelief when he first heard the news.
“This is so messed up that it is almost hard to believe. Almost,” the 40-Year-Old Virgin director tweeted. “This is how this business works. I wonder if the st..
Here are some celebrities celebrating a birthday this week.
Actor Owen Wilson turns 50 on Nov. 18.
Actor Owen Wilson speaks during a news conference before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Wilson is the grand marshall of the race. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Nov. 18: Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 79. Actress Linda Evans is 76. Actress Susan Sullivan is 76. Country singer Jacky Ward is 72. Actor Jameson Parker is 71. Act..
Movies and TV aren't the only things shining at the Golden Globes — so are the celebrity couples.
Here are some of the stunning star pairs hitting the award show red carpet Sunday.
Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle BatheSo much love on the red carpet. (Photo: Dan MacMedan, Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK)
Brown won tonight's award for best actor in a TV drama for his role in NBC's This Is Us.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica BielHitting all the right notes. (Photo: Dan MacMedan, Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK)
Biel was nominated for best actress in a movie or limited series for her role in USA's The Sinner.
Justin Harley and Chrishell StauseAdorable. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images)
Harley stars in NBC's This Is Us, which was nominated for best TV drama.
Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe MeyersCute! (Photo: Dan MacMedan, Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK)
Meyers hosted the awards show, after first walking the red carpet with his wife of four years.
Armie Hammer an..
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