He was surrounded by his family when he died and is survived by sons Jamie and Jeremy. The actor leaves behind two children - one of whom is the actor Jeremy Fowlds. I don’t know what to say, I’m so desperately sad. VideoSearching for a safe place for my family. Deeply saddened to hear that the wonderful #DerekFowlds has passed. Actor Derek Fowlds, known to millions for playing Bernard Woolley in Yes Minister, has died at the age of 82.

He featured on the ITV drama Heartbeat for its entire run. Speaking to The Stage publication last year, Mr Fowlds said: "My advice to young actors today would be to work hard whenever you can, but also to have fun and, whatever you do, don't take yourself too seriously. He starred in Yes Minister opposite Sir Nigel Hawthorne and Paul Eddington from 1980 to 1984 before the sequel Yes, Prime Minister ran from 1986 to 1988. Born in south London, Fowlds trained at Rada before making his West End debut in The Miracle Worker.

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The actor died at Royal United Hospitals Bath in the early hours of this morning, after suffering from pneumonia that led to heart failure caused by sepsis.

The actor died at Royal United Hospital in Bath on Friday morning, after having suffered with pneumonia.

He also played sergeant-turned-publican Oscar Blaketon in ITV police drama Heartbeat for 18 years, and was "Mr Derek" on the Basil Brush show in the 70s. He went on to appear in various film roles, before becoming better known on TV as "Mr Derek" in The Basil Brush Show. ", One sad fan: "Sorry to hear news of passing of Derek Fowlds.

He is survived by sons Jamie and actor Jeremy. VideoThe man who feeds hundreds of parrots every day, Striking news pictures from around the world. We're going to win, Biden says as lead widens. ", She added: "He was the most beloved man to everybody who ever met him, he never had a bad word to say about anybody and he was so well respected, adored by everyone.". I don’t know what to say, I’m so desperately sad. Video, Frank Gardner meets paralysed student. He told the tale of how in his first play a child, he got his sword stuck up another actor's skirt and "I heard the sound of audience laughter for the first time in my life, and I was just knocked out.". .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Yes Minister writer Sir Antony Jay dies at 86. The Basil Brush account today tweeted: "I don't know what to say, I'm so desperately sad. 😢😢🦊such times we had, rest in peace Mr Derek, my best friend forever #DerekFowlds #BasilBrushshow pic.twitter.com/iQqI8v1Plm. He was born in Wandsworth, London and educated at Ashlyns School in Hertfordshire. Tributes have poured in online from friends, fans and former colleagues. Read about our approach to external linking. © 2020 BBC. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Derek Fowlds in Heartbeat - he was on the show for 18 years, Derek Fowlds, left, was a fan favourite in the TV show Yes Minister, The actor died at Royal United Hospitals Bath in the early hours of this morning, Mr Fowlds and Dickie Bird on Heartbeat, a TV favourite for over a decade, Mr Fowlds as Oscar Blaketon in the long-running police drama Heartbeat in 2006, He played Mr Derek on The Basil Brush Show, Mr Fowlds, second from left, on the set of Heartbeat, The beloved actor was a famous face on British television for years, Posing with his Yes Minister castmates Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. His well-known character first appeared as the local police sergeant, then retired from the force and ran the post office before becoming a publican. US Election 2020: Results and exit poll in maps and charts, US Election 2020: Biden overtakes Trump in Pennsylvania as Georgia heads for recount. A dear old colleague passed on today ..Derek Fowlds was a truly lovely man and a fantastic actor .. my condolences to all his family and friends...a REAL legend LL. Piers Morgan .css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link{color:#3F3F42;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{font-weight:bolder;border-bottom:1px solid #BABABA;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:focus,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:focus{border-bottom-color:currentcolor;border-bottom-width:2px;color:#B80000;}@supports (text-underline-offset:0.25em){.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{border-bottom:none;-webkit-text-decoration:underline #BABABA;text-decoration:underline #BABABA;-webkit-text-decoration-thickness:1px;text-decoration-thickness:1px;-webkit-text-decoration-skip-ink:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;text-underline-offset:0.25em;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:focus,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:focus{-webkit-text-decoration-color:currentcolor;text-decoration-color:currentcolor;-webkit-text-decoration-thickness:2px;text-decoration-thickness:2px;color:#B80000;}}described him as "a terrific actor & by all accounts, an incredibly nice man" and Baby Driver director Edgar Wright tweeted his respects, pointing to "a classic scene in British comedy" in which Jim Hacker explains to Sir Humphrey and Bernard the importance of the newspapers and who reads which. DEREK Fowlds, best known for his roles in Heartbeat, Basil Brush and Yes Minister, has died of heart failure triggered by sepsis aged 82. "He was just a wonderful man and I will miss him terribly. "You couldn't have met a nicer person ever" said his assistant Helen Bennett. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Video, The man who feeds hundreds of parrots every day, Searching for a safe place for my family. He wad also well-known for playing Mr Derek on the Basil Brush Show. Mr Fowlds was married to Wendy Tory and Blue Peter presenter and dancer Lesley Judd. US election results 2020: When will we know who has won?

Frank Gardner meets paralysed student. "Such times we had, rest in peace Mr Derek, my best friend forever.".

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News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Fowlds then played Oscar Blaketon in the long-running ITV police drama Heartbeat for its entire run.

"And of course Yes Minister and Heartbeat. Biden predicts victory as counts head in his favour, .css-gw44ni-IconContainer{display:inline-block;height:1em;width:1em;vertical-align:-0.125em;margin-right:0.25em;}play'Look at us, we matter’ Video'Look at us, we matter’, Going back in time with Pyongyang's austere hotels, How India's Prateek Kuhad reached Obama's playlist, The man who feeds hundreds of parrots every day. US election 2020: Donald Trump's speech fact-checked, Johnny Depp leaves Fantastic Beasts film franchise, Covid-19: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tests positive, US election: Bannon Twitter account banned amid clampdown. He appeared in Heartbeat for its entire run of 18 years, first as a local police sergeant, then running the post office after the character retired from the force, before running a pub. He was surrounded by his family when he died and is survived by sons Jamie and Jeremy. Quiz of the week: What did Trump's campaign call Lady Gaga? "Always remember that an acting career is a marathon, not a sprint, and I wish all of today's actors good luck with it.".

Fowlds was married twice; first to Wendy Tory and then later to Blue Peter presenter Lesley Judd.

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