Hywel Bennett

Welsh actor (1944-2017)

Hywel Thomas Bennett (8 April 1944 – 25 July 2017) was a Welsh actor. Bennett was known for his recurring title role as James Shelley in the television sitcom Shelley (1979–84), and its sequel The Return of Shelley (1988–92).

Hywel Bennett
Hywel Thomas Bennett

(1944-04-08)8 April 1944
Died25 July 2017(2017-07-25) (aged 73)
Years active1965–2007
Cathy McGowan (m. 1970–1988)
ChildrenEmma Bennett

After becoming known for his role in the comedy movie The Virgin Soldiers (1969), Bennett made appearances in movier such as Loot (1970) and Percy (1971). He was in EastEnders during 2003 as gangster Jack Dalton.

Bennett died on 25 July 2017 at the age of 73.[1][1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hywel Bennett obituary: actor who rose to fame as a sitcom star". The Independent. 3 August 2017.
  2. Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73 BBC News August 3 2017. Retrieved August 3 2017.

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