Tim Pigott-Smith has died. RIP, Mr. Hale

So many of us loved Mr. Hale’s kindly nature and thoughtful behavior (even if we were mystified as to why he couldn’t really talk to his wife.) Thanks to @ChristineLoy1 for the news, here.

Richard Armitage and Tim Pigott-Smith as Mr. Thornton and Mr. Hale in episode 1 of North & South. Source: RichardArmitageNet.com

~ by Servetus on April 7, 2017.

19 Responses to “Tim Pigott-Smith has died. RIP, Mr. Hale”

  1. RIP.. what a sad loss, he was much loved and respected as an actor…

  2. What? No! 😦

    • He was only 70. Devastating in so many ways, personally and artistically. I’d been counting on getting to see him in the BBC Charles III adaptation; he had inaugurated that role …

  3. Oh NO 😦

  4. Awww. So sad.

  5. From this it looks like he finished filming Charles III. http://www.playbill.com/article/tim-pigott-smith-a-tony-nominee-for-king-charles-iii-dies-at-70

    This is just so. sad. Can’t get it out of my mind.

  6. That is sad news. It’s amazing how celebrities can feel like a part of ones life.

  7. Oh no! RIP Tim Pigott-Smith!

  8. They are never too old, they remain actors all their life. So sad!

  9. I always thought he couldn’t talk to his wife for fear of disappointing her or believing her to be a fragile flower. I first saw him in Jewel of the Nile I think it was on PBS many years ago and for some reason had a little crush on him at the time. He was a wonderful Mr. Hale. Mr. Hale seemed somewhat fragile.

    • I think he was an avoider. But that impression is strengthened by having read the book, in which he forces Margaret to inform his wife that they’re leaving Milton.

  10. He came across as so kind and gentle and what a beautiful gentle voice.
    (Wanted to see him again, and just blubbed my way through the episode where he dies). I cant watch this series anymore since my parents have passed.

  11. RIP!

  12. This is such a shock. It looks like it was very sudden.

    • I thought that, too — his play was originally supposed to open day after tomorrow, before his wife, who was in it as well, hurt her foot. Maybe just too much stress, all of a sudden?

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