Moray Watson, best known for playing Brig. Arthur Maiford, M.C. (ret.) in the 1990s-dramedy series “The Darling Buds of May,” has died aged 88.
The series, with its title drawn from the third line of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, proved Mr. Watson had great acting range.
Born on 25 June 1928 in Sunningdale, Berkshire, England, Mr. Watson gave voice to many characters. A graduate of the famed Eton College, the Berkshire born actor met his then future wife Pam Marmont at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. They went on to marry in 1955 and had two children Emma in 1957 and Robin in 1959, both of whom went into the theatre. His father-in-law was the silent film star Percy Marmont.
With appearances in such television productions as “The Avengers,” “Upstairs, Downstairs,” “The House of Eliott,” “The Vicar of Dibley,” and “Midsomer Murders,” there are very few genres Mr. Watson had not worked on.
The self-created “Looking Back and Dropping Names,” Mr. Watson’s final one man show was based on his own life as an actor, was published in book form in September 2016.
At the age of 88, Mr. Watson died on Tuesday, 2 May 2017.