Saeed Jaffrey’s death leaves B-Town, politicians saddened The news of his demise came as a shock for everyone on social networking site Facebook. At Aligarh, Jaffrey also mastered the Urdu language and attended riding school. The songwriter was best known for his hits 'I Won't Let You Down', 'I Should Have Known Better', 'Hi Ho Silver', Brian Friel, the celebrated Irish playwright, died on 2 October, after a long illness aged 86. Glasgow-born session drummer who sat in for Beatles drummer Ringo Starr on the Fab Four’s debut single Love Me Do. Jackie Collins, the best-selling author, died from breast cancer on 19 September, aged 77. The two had three children Zia, Meera and Sakina – who is an actress in the hit Netflix series House of Cards. He appeared briefly in Rabindranath Tagore's The King of the Dark Chamber along with Madhur. President-elect Joe Biden leads in the traditionally Republican state by about 14,000 votes. English actress, best known as Emmerdale’s village gossip Edna Birch. They divorced in 1966. , Within a year of Jaffrey's joining the Actor's Studio in 1958, he was able to get Madhur admitted there too. , Saeed was awarded his second postgraduate degree, in drama, by the Catholic University of America in 1957. Jaffrey had three daughters from his 1958–1964 marriage to Madhur Jaffrey: Zia, Meera and Sakina. American former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver lead singer. His best-known roles included the Nawab of Mirat in the landmark 1980s series The Jewel In The Crown and Ravi Desai in the soap opera Coronation Street. From January to May 1962, Jaffrey appeared at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre in a stage adaption of E. M. Forster's novel A Passage to India in the role of Professor Godbole. He started his radio career as an English Announcer with the External Services of All India Radio on 2 April 1951 for a salary of ₹250 / month. At Mussoorie, Saeed and his brother Waheed would often sneak out at night to watch British and American films at the local theatres. He had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer only two days before. It was listed by Time magazine in February 1967 as "one of the five best spoken word records ever made".. Saeed Jaffrey obituary: Indian star who enjoyed global fame, Trump appears at Veterans Day event. Mehra Masani, the station director, eventually arranged for him to share a room at the YMCA for ₹30 / month. Tributes have poured in since Jaffrey suffered a brain haemorrhage in London. He also appeared in A Passage To India, Gandhi and The Man Who Would Be King, and earned a Bafta nomination for his role in 1985's My Beautiful Laundrette.  He played the lead in three of the plays put on by St. Michael’s Playhouse: Sakini, the Okinawan interpreter in The Teahouse of the August Moon; barrister Sir Wilfred Robarts in Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution; and Voice of God, with Gino, in The Little World of Don Camillo. He had collapsed at his London residence from a brain haemorrhage and never regained consciousness. In 1957 Jaffrey graduated from the Catholic University of America's Department of Speech and Drama and was selected to act in summer stock plays at St. Michael’s Playhouse in Winooski, Vermont.  In summer 1956, Jaffrey resigned from his position as Radio Director at All India Radio. The same year, he appeared in a limited run off-Broadway production of Twelfth Night at the Equity Library Theatre in the role of sea captain Antonio.  They subsequently met regularly at the Jaffreys' dinners and cemented their relationship into a lifetime partnership, both personal and professional.  Jaffrey and Bahadur, having fallen "madly in love", dated at Gaylord, a restaurant in Connaught Place. He successfully auditioned as an announcer at All India Radio. The former Formula One driver Justin Wilson died on 24 August a day after suffering serious head injuries when struck by debris during an IndyCar race. He flew to London on his way to America and proposed to Bahadur. He played Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew. Â© 2020 BBC. , In 1958 Jaffrey joined Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio and played the lead in an Off-Broadway production of Federico García Lorca's Blood Wedding. Carey Lander, the musician and member of the Scottish indie pop band Camera Obscura, died of cancer on 11 October, aged 33. Saeed Jaffrey was born on 8 January 1929 to a Punjabi Muslim family in Malerkotla, Punjab region. He played an instrumental part in bringing together film makers James Ivory and Ismail Merchant and acted in several of their Merchant Ivory Productions films such as The Guru (1969), Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures (1978), The Courtesans of Bombay (1983) and The Deceivers (1988). The actor was married to actress-author Madhur Jaffrey with whom he had three children. The Emmerdale actress passed away on 16 August, aged 48, The actress and granddaughter to Morgan Freeman, was stabbed to death on 16 August. He starred in popular cinema directed by Satyajit Ray, James Ivory and Richard Attenborough. For television he starred in Gangsters (1975–1978), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Tandoori Nights (1985–1987) and Little Napoleons (1994). , In 1980 Jaffrey married Jennifer Sorrell, an agent and freelance casting director. She was 33. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1995 for his contributions to drama.  Unable to afford a place to stay and having no relatives in the city, Jaffrey spent his nights on the bench behind the office building. By 1964, the Jaffreys' marriage had collapsed. , Jaffrey died at a hospital in London on 15 November 2015, after collapsing from a brain haemorrhage at his home. She was 74. Saeed Jaffrey, the Indian-born British actor who starred in more than 150 films, has passed away aged 86. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Favourable reviews of the play brought an offer from the BBC World Service to write, act and narrate scripts in Urdu and Hindi. He became a household name in the UK after appearing in numerous TV dramas including Tandoori Nights, The Far Pavilions and Gangsters. His death was announced on 9 October. His death was announced by his niece Shaheen Aggarwal on Facebook.  He played the role of the Wigmaker in a three-week run of a theatre version of Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon at Fort Lee Playhouse in New Jersey. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate?  The next day, they travelled to New York City where Bahadur was taken on as a tour guide at the United Nations while Jaffrey undertook public relations work for the Government of India Tourist Office. He also appeared as Ravi Desai on Coronation Street and in Minder as Mr Mukerjee in Series 1 episode The Bengal Tiger.. , He was able to breathe life into the smallest of roles through intense preparation and a nuanced performance, like that of the interpreter and guide Billy Fish in The Man Who Would Be King (1975), an act that brought him international attention. The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Geoffrey Howe died aged 88 following a suspected heart attack on 9 October. Is an Irish accent the hardest to master? Died on 7 December from cancer. , In 1941 at Mussoorie, Jaffrey attended Wynberg Allen School, a Church of England public school where he picked up British-accented English. Actor and comedy performer best known for his portrayal as Trapper John McIntyre in the TV spin-off of Robert Altman’s Korean war black comedy M*A*S*H. He died on New Year’s Eve, age 82, from complications due to pneumonia. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Actor Saeed Jaffrey, a veteran of dozens of Bollywood and international films, has died at the age of 86. He was 86 years old. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. His younger siblings are his brothers, Waheed and Hameed, and his sister, Shagufta. Jaffrey appeared in many Bollywood and Hollywood movies, and appeared with actors including Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan.  Unity Theatre subsequently staged J. Sakina Jaffrey is also an actress and acted alongside her father in the Canadian film Masala (1991). After completing his Senior Cambridge there, Jaffrey attended St. George's College, Mussoorie, an all-boys' Roman Catholic school run by Brothers of Saint Patrick. He was cast in the role of Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet. Tributes have poured in since Jaffrey suffered a brain haemorrhage in London. He was a fascinating man with a large body of work.".  In 1959, James Ivory, then a budding filmmaker from California, approached Jaffrey to provide the narration for his short film about Indian miniature painting, The Sword and the Flute (1959). Saeed Jaffrey with Shirley Anne Field in My Beautiful Laundrette, 1985. In summer 1964, Jaffrey along with some actor friends, created a multi-racial touring company called Theater In The Street, giving free performances of Molière's The Doctor Despite Himself in Harlem, Brooklyn and Bedford–Stuyvesant. "I will never forget him for his outstanding performance in Ram Teri Ganga Maili. , His film credits include The Wilby Conspiracy (1975), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) (1977), Sphinx (1981), Gandhi (1982), A Passage to India (1965 BBC version and 1984 film), The Far Pavilions (1984), The Razor's Edge (1984), and My Beautiful Laundrette (1985). 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Director and writer Mahesh Bhat was among those paying tribute, saying: "He was unique because he had a very good understanding of foreign cultures, which he mixed with his Indian ethos and that showed in his performances. As the news of his death spread on Monday, many took to Twitter to mourn: He married his second wife Jennifer in 1980. 'Largest ever auctioned' purple-pink diamond sells for $26.6m (Â£20.1m), Britney Spears loses court bid to remove father's control over estate, Blackpink: Why a K-pop girl band's panda cuddle has angered Chinese, TikTok asks Donald Trump: 'Are we still banned?
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