Missing actor Paul Bhattacharjee found dead


Missing actor Paul Bhattacharjee, aged 53, has been found dead at Splash Point cliffs in Seaford, East Sussex. He was last seen leaving the Royal Court theatre in London's Sloane Square on 10 July. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.

The Met was contacted by Sussex Police who said a body matching his description had been found last week (12 July).

Mr Bhattacharjee had been due to appear in this week's play Talk Show at the Royal Court.

He played Benedick in the RSC's production of 'Much Ado About Nothing' opposite Meera Syal at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2012. His other other London stage credits include "Disconnect" at the Royal Court in 2010; "Playing With Fire" at the Olivier, NT in 2005; Malvolio in Twelfth Night at the Albery in 2004.

Mr Bhattacharjee played a doctor in the film Casino Royale in 2006 and appeared in several episodes of EastEnders as Inzamam between 2008 and 2010.

(The body of another actor, Richard Gent aged 27, who had been missing for over a year, was found on 2 July, in woods in Barnet, not far from his West Hampstead home. A Met spokesman said his death is not being treated as suspicious. Mr Gent's tv credits included Torchwood and Being Human.


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