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Search launched for missing actor Paul Bhattacharjee

Paul Bhattacharjee
Image caption Paul Bhattacharjee was in a production at the Royal Court Theatre

An actor who appeared in the James Bond film Casino Royale has gone missing after walking out of a London theatre, where he was working.

CCTV showed Paul Bhattacharjee, 53, at about 18:16 BST on 10 July leaving the Royal Court in Sloane Square and walking towards the tube.

He later texted his girlfriend at 21:00 but has not been heard from since.

Mr Bhattacharjee, who is 6ft (1.8m) tall, had a black rucksack, was wearing light trousers and a blue shirt.

The actor, who has appeared in TV shows including Eastenders, The Bill, Spooks as well as the films Dirty Pretty Things and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, also goes by the name of Gautam Paul Bhattacharjee.

His disappearance has been described as out of character.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police.

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