Ben Cross Dies at 72 Only Days After Wrapping Horror Movie

Ben Cross Dies at 72 Only Days After Wrapping Horror Movie

Ben Cross Dies at 72 Only Days After Wrapping Horror Movie Anchor Bay Entertainment

The ‘Chariots of Fire’ actor has passed away at the age of 72 in Vienna Austria, less than a month after filming his final role in horror movie ‘The Devil’s Light’.

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Actor Ben Cross has died, aged 72.

The “Chariots of Fire” star passed away in Vienna, Austria on Tuesday (18Aug20).

Born Harry Bernard Cross in London in 1947, he won the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’s prestigious Vanbrugh prize for Performance of the Year and became an in-demand stage and screen star, making his big screen debut in 1977 war film “A Bridge Too Far“.

He also found success onstage as Billy Flynn in “Chicago“, but Cross is best known for his roles as British Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams in “Chariots Of Fire” and as Sarek in 2009’s “Star Trek” reboot.

Notable credits also include roles in the BBC’s “The Citadel“, HBO spy film “Steal the Sky“, TV mini-series “Twist of Fate“, and he played the villain, opposite Richard Gere and Sean Connery, in “First Knight“.

According to Deadline, he wrapped his final role as Cardinal Mathews in horror film “The Devil’s Light” earlier this month (Aug20).

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Published at Tue, 18 Aug 2020 18:40:01 +0000

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