30/03/2015 08:01 BST | Updated 30/03/2015 08:59 BST

'Poldark': Warren Clarke Makes Last Ever TV Appearance During Sunday Night's Episode (VIDEO)

Warren Clarke made his last ever TV appearance on Sunday night, appearing in the most recent episode of ‘Poldark’.


The British actor, best known for his appearance in ‘Dalziel and Pascoe’, died at the age of 67 in November, following a short bout of illness, filmed his last appearance in ‘Poldark’ just weeks before his death.

His final scenes, which aired in Sunday’s episode of the period drama, were made all the more emotional by the fact that his character was shown suffering a massive heart attack, later appearing in a moving death scene.

Warren's final scene

Debbie Hortsfield, who writes ‘Poldark’, tells The Mirror: “One of my long-term ambitions had been to work with Warren, a wonderful actor and also a fellow Mancunian.

“I feel immensely privileged his final TV appearance was as the patriarch Charles Poldark - a character who, like Warren, dominates the screen, makes you laugh out loud and breaks your heart.”

Warren had hidden his illness from his co-stars, as well as the show’s crew, none of whom had any idea that he was sick.

Warren Clarke

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