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UK actor leaves behind TV version of acclaimed stage role

AP  |  Los Angeles 

British actor Tim Pigott-Smith left behind a TV adaptation of one of his most acclaimed stage performances, the title role in "King Charles III."

The drama starring Pigott-Smith, who died earlier this month at age 70, airs May 14 on PBS.

The actor received Olivier and Tony award nominations for the and New York runs of Mike Bartlett's play, which imagines the outcome after Charles inherits the British throne from his mother, At 90, she is the nation's longest-reigning monarch.

Pigott-Smith already was a stage and screen veteran when he gained international attention as a sadistic police officer in British-controlled in the 1980s miniseries "The Jewel in the Crown," which also aired on PBS.

"King Charles III" co-stars Oliver Chris as and Charlotte Riley as his wife, Kate.

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First Published: Sun, April 16 2017. 20:57 IST