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Derek Crewe

Last updated 09 January 2020

Derek Crewe (1945-2011)
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Derek William Crewe

Born: Wednesday 6th June 1945
Died: Monday 16th May 2011 (age: 65)

The Stage (obituary)

A very proud Welshman, Derek Crewe's first ventures into showbusiness were with North Walian-based group The Renegades, which had some success in the sixties playing many venues in Wales and the north-west, including the Iron Door Club in Liverpool.

He went to study at the Northern School of Speech and Drama in Manchester. His theatre work included Henry V, Hamlet, The Golden Girls and Red Noses for the RSC, an unforgettable Monsieur Loyal in Tartuffe at the Almeida, London, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and a very beautiful and touching Uncle Jack in Just Remember Two Things by Terence Frisby at Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple. He also did seasons at Colchester, Watford, Leatherhead, Nottingham Playhouse, English Theatre Frankfurt and Clwyd Theatr Cymru.

His film and TV work included appearances in Secret Army, Z Cars, All Creatures Great and Small, Holby City, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, the Citadel, Drovers Gold, Van Der Valk, nine episodes of the Tomorrow People, We Are Seven and Daisies in December, with Joss Ackland and Jean Simmons.