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Keith Barron dead at 83: Duty Free and Coronation Street actor passes away after short illness – Mirror.co.uk

Chairman of Elstree Studios Morris Bright said on Twitter: #8220;Deeply saddened at passing of the great actor Keith Barron.

The comedy drama involves two married couples meeting in Marbella and Keith#8217;s character conducting an affair with the other wife.

Tributes to the late actor have been rolling in since the tragic news was confirmed.

It was filmed almost entirely in Leeds despite being set in the sunny Spanish resort.

Keith played the deputy mayor in Benidorm back in 2009 and had a short reoccurring role in Coronation Street playing George Trench, one of Angela Hawthorne#8217;s ex husbands.

He read a story in the beloved children#8217;s programme Jackanory and appeared in Heartbeat, My Family and Casualty, as various characters.

He had met his stage designer wife Mary at the Sheffield Playhouse, where he honed his acting skills.

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