His career included an award-winning turn in Billy Elliot the Musical as well as roles in the TV shows Drop Dead Donkey, The Windsors and The Crown.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
British actress Hayden Gwynne has passed away at the age of 66 following a recent cancer diagnosis.
Stage and screen performer best known for her roles as Camilla in the comedy series Drop the Dead Donkey, Peak Practice, Silent Witness and the royal spoof The Windsors. Gwynne also played former royal aide Lady Susan Hussey, who resigned from the royal household following a racism controversy, in the fifth series of The Crown.
A statement from his representatives read: “It is with great sadness that we share with you that, after recently being diagnosed with cancer, stage and screen star Hayden Gwynne died in hospital in the early hours of Friday, October 20. Died with his beloved son, close family and friends. We would like to thank the staff and teams at the Royal Marsden and Brompton Hospital for their wonderful care over the past few weeks.”
Born in Sussex in 1957, Gwynne spent her early adult life teaching English in Rome. She returned home at the age of 25 to pursue her dream of becoming an actress.
He first rose to prominence as Alex Patts in the 1990 comedy Drop the Dead Donkey, for which he received a BAFTA TV nomination in 1992. Her role as Dr. Joanna Graham in Peak Practice propelled her to further fame.
She also had an acclaimed stage career, receiving four Olivier Award nominations for her performances in the West End productions of City of Angels, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Threepenny Opera and 2015’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, based on the Pedro Almodovar film. Received. , in which he starred alongside Tamsin Greig.
Gwynne was awarded the Outer Critics Circle Award, Theater World Award, and Drama Desk Award for her performance in Billy Elliot. She was also nominated for the 2009 Tony Award, Featured Actress in a Musical.
Her West End theater roles also included the role of Margaret Thatcher in Peter Morgan’s 2013 play The Audience, alongside Dame Helen Mirren as the Queen.
She joined The Great British Bake Off musical earlier this year as judge Pam Lee, based on Prue Leith.