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Warren Mitchell's career in pictures

Warren Mitchell, who has died at the age of 89, became a household name for playing the cantankerous Cockney Alf Garnett in the TV sitcoms Till Death Us Do Part and In Sickness and In Health.

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Those two series spanned more than 25 years from the 1960s to 1990s. In Till Death Us Do Part, he starred opposite Dandy Nichols, who played Alf's long-suffering wife Else.

Una Stubbs played their daughter Rita and Tony Booth was socialist son-in-law Mike.

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Mitchell began his career in the 1950s and had a varied career outside his signature role. He and Marty Feldman (above left) played Jewish millionaires in the 1969 Comedy Playhouse production Tooth and Claw.

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His role as Willie Loman in the National Theatre production of Death of a Salesman earned him the Evening Standard Drama Award for best actor (pictured) and an Olivier Award in 1980.

After Till Death Us Do Part ended in 1974, Alf Garnett returned in In Sickness and In Health from 1985 to 1992.

Mitchell showed his dramatic credentials on TV in 1993's Wall of Silence, about the fallout from the murder of a prominent member of the Hasidic Jewish community

He also starred as the officious Barquentine in the BBC's ambitious adaptation of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast in 2000.

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Announcing his death, Mitchell's family said the star had been in poor health for some time, but "was cracking jokes to the last".

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