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Jimmy Ellis: Tributes as Belfast-born Z-Cars actor dies aged 82

10 March 2014 Last updated at 18:33 GMT

Stars of the theatre have been paying tribute to the Belfast-born actor Jimmy Ellis who died on Saturday at the age of 82.

He best known for his roles in Z-Cars and BBC Northern Ireland's series of "Billy" plays, in which he starred alongside a young Kenneth Branagh.

BBC Northern Ireland's arts correspondent Maggie Taggart looks back on his life.