Dame Dorothy Tutin, dies at the age of 71

Dame Dorothy Tutin, dies at the age of 71

Actress,Dame Dorothy Tutin, died on Monday morning at the Edward VII hospital in Midhurst, West Sussex.

The actress, whose career on stage and screen spanned more than half a century, had been suffering from leukaemia.

She was last seen on the West End stage in 1999 in The Gin Game, at the Savoy Theatre.

In 1967, she received a CBE and in 2000, she was made a dame in the new year's honours list.

She has played many roles for The Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre as well as roles in the West End and on Broadway. She has also featured on TV, including playing Anne Boleyn in the BBC's "Six Wives of Henry VII" in 1971, and in films including "The Beggar's Opera" in 1953, "Cromwell" in 1970 and "The Shooting Party" in 1984 with Sir John Gielgud and James Mason.

Dame Dorothy was married to the actor Derek Waring and she leaves her son and daughter Nick and Amanda.

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