26/06/2019 12:19 BST

Bryan Marshall Dead: James Bond And The Long Good Friday Actor Dies, Aged 81

The actor played Commander Talbot in the 007 outing The Spy Who Loved Me.

Former James Bond actor Bryan Marshall has died at the age of 81.

The British actor was best known for his role in The Spy Who Loved Me, where he appeared as Commander Talbot opposite Roger Moore.

Bryan in character in The Spy Who Loved Me

On Wednesday morning, his agent Esta Charkham wrote on Twitter: “So sad that my dear old chum Bryan Marshall has gone on ahead. A wonderful actor - he was so good you never noticed how good he was.

“He was a valued chum. His credits are a catalogue of classic British and Australian TV. Fare Forward Dearest Bryan!”

As well as The Spy Who Loved Me, Bryan appeared in films like The Long Good Friday – in which he appeared opposite Bob Hoskins and Dame Helen Mirren as Councillor Harris – and The Punisher, .

Following this, he emigrated Down Under in the early 1980s, and went on to appear in four episodes of the Australian soap Neighbours.

In Neighbours, he played Gerard Singer, a character who appeared who had an affair with long-standing character Helen Daniels, despite being engaged to his daughter.

In the years that followed, he made the jump to Home And Away, appearing in three different episodes in 1998 and 2003.

As well as his acting, in 1989 Bryan also briefly branched out into presenting, hosted the true crime series Australia’s Most Wanted, based on the similarly-titled US show.

His final acting credits came in 2007 and 2012, in Courts Mais Gay: Tomes 13, a collection of French short films, and the festive Australian miniseries A Moody Christmas, respectively.

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