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Friday funeral in Belfast for actor James Ellis

Veteran actor James Ellis who died earlier this month.

Veteran actor James Ellis who died earlier this month.

A service is expected to take place at midday on Friday in east Belfast for TV star James Ellis.

A funeral and thanksgiving service for the late actor, who died on March 8 in Lincoln County Hospital, England, is scheduled for St Mark’s Church, Dundela.

It is to be followed by a cortege procession, then a private burial and family gathering.

At least 250 guests are expected at the roughly 500-capacity church, but Mr Ellis’ son Toto said that they are hopeful of accommodating some members of the public in whatever space remains.

Mr Ellis is perhaps best remembered for playing Bert Lynch in the seminal British police series Z Cars.

 

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