Actress Briony McRoberts killed by Tube train

Briony McRoberts (pictured left) in The Further Adventures of Lucky Jim Briony McRoberts (left) appeared in EastEnders, The Bill and Heartbeat

Actress Briony McRoberts has died after being hit by a Tube train at Fulham Broadway station in west London.

The 56-year-old, who was married to Downton Abbey actor David Robb, appeared in Scottish drama Take The High Road for nine years.

Her body was found at the station just after 08:30 BST on Wednesday.

Her agent Katie Threlfall said the "well-loved" and "vibrant" actress had taken her own life, describing the death as "unbelievably shocking".

She said: "It's just a terrible, terrible loss of a wonderful woman. Nobody had any idea it was going to happen. Her husband is deeply shocked.

"She was a wonderful woman who had troubles and she will be very much missed. She was so well-loved and was the most vibrant character you could hope to meet. It is just a tragedy."

Fellow actors have paid tribute to the actress, whose television career included appearances in Taggart, EastEnders, The Bill and Heartbeat.

Gary Hollywood, who also appeared in the long-running soap Take The High Road, wrote on Twitter: "'Numb' RIP to my 'lady Laird' Briony McRoberts xxx."

British Transport Police said a file had been prepared for the coroner.

Her husband David Robb, who plays Dr Clarkson in Downton Abbey, has been a volunteer for The Samaritans in London for 25 years.

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