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Clive Swift, the character actor, who has died aged 82, was a stylish, incisive and distinctive member of the original Royal Shakespeare Company in its heyday before becoming a familiar supporting figure on television, notably as the henpecked husband of Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances (1990-95).

Written by Roy Clarke, it starred Patricia Routledge as the matronly lower-middle class snob Hyacinth Bucket (“It’s pronounced Bouquet!”), a serial social climber trailing her husband Richard in her wake. Swift’s air of exasperated resignation was a perfect counterpoint to his screen wife’s preposterous airs and graces, and earned him widespread acclaim.

You have finally got peace Clive.............R.I.P.
 

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He also played Bishop Proudie in Barchester Chronicles and was outrageously henpecked by Geraldine McEwan. RIP both of them.
 
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