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Stage and screen actor Owen dies
Glyn Owen, as Jack Rolfe, marrying Vanessa (Lana Morris) in Howard's Way.
Glyn Owen played Jack Rolfe in Howard's Way
Stage and television actor Glyn Owen, who was best known for his role as Jack Rolfe in Howard's Way, has died.

The 76-year-old, who had been suffering from cancer, passed away at home in north Wales on Friday night.

Owen, whose career spanned 50 years, also played Dr Paddy O'Meara in Emergency Ward 10, one of the first big soap operas on television.

His wife, Carrie, said: "He was a fantastic husband and a great father. He adored his profession."

'Great dignity'

Bolton-born Owen appeared in around 600 television shows during his career.

His starring roles included Richard Hurst in The Rat Catchers and Hugo in Richard the Lionheart in 1962.

In the 1960s, he was seen in The Saint, Thorndyke and Trouble Shooters.

More recently he appeared in popular television shows such as Casualty, Heartbeat, Doctor Who and Survivors.

Speaking from their home near Caernarfon, his wife said: "It was a cancer-related illness and we had the family with us [when he died] which was wonderful.

"He put up with a hell of a lot and went through it with great dignity."

Owen also leaves two children, Cathy 36 and Lloyd, 38, who is also an actor - currently starring in the BBC series Monarch of the Glen.

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