He also appeared in The Bill, Eastenders Brookside, The Philanthropist, NCIS, Monk, Sheena, Providence and starred in the last episode of Prison Break.
He is also well known for playing the role of customs officer in The Saint in 1997 and the iconic security guard of Notting Hill.
Her last screen appearance was in the Hawaii Five-0 TV series in 2020.
He sadly passed away on Monday May 10 after a battle with cancer. He was 59 years old.
Fans and close friends of Armatrading posted moving tributes to the late actor online.
Archers star Tim Bentinck posted a photo of Armatrading’s wife Suzan Crowley, their dog Dash and Armatrading around his hospital bed.
Bentinck tweeted: “Very sad news. My dear friend Tony Armatrading passed away from cancer an hour ago.
“I had the privilege of being his witness and I loved him very much. He was a wonderful actor and a true friend. This photo of him with Suzy and Dash [was] taken last night.
One fan tweeted: “Condolences to Tony Armatrading’s friends and family. I will always remember him as an actor I could relate to if I saw him on screen or heard his voice.”
A third fan said: “Sorry to hear that. Very sad news indeed. Thinking of Tony’s family and friends.”
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