Monday, 1 September 2008
Ken Campbell dies age 66.
Obituary, by Michael Coveney, “one of the most original and unclassifiable talents in the British theatre of the past half-century. He was a writer, director and monologist, a genius at producing shows on a shoestring and honing the improvisational capabilities of the actors who were brave enough to work with him”.
On screen, Campbell’s credits included, on film, A Fish Called Wanda, Derek Jarman’s The Tempest, Creep and Saving Grace; and on television, In Sickness and in Health, Falwty Towers, Dooley Gardens, The Professionals, The Bill, Heartbeat, Fantasy Island, Minder, Bulman and Law and Order. He also presented Channel 4 TV shows on science and the paranormal.