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In pictures: Gareth Hunt

Gareth Hunt in 1976

Actor Gareth Hunt, who has died aged 65, was known to a generation of TV viewers as Mike Gambit from The New Avengers.

Joanna Lumley, Patrick Macnee and Gareth Hunt in 1995

The follow-up to the 1960s series The Avengers also featured the original series' leading man Patrick Macnee. But it made stars of Hunt and Joanna Lumley.

Jon Pertwee, Gareth Hunt and John Dearth

Among the roles which brought him to prominence was this part in the 1974 Doctor Who adventure Planet of the Spiders, with Jon Pertwee and John Dearth.

The 1974 cast of Upstairs, Downstairs

Hunt (top right) also starred in ITV drama Upstairs, Downstairs, where he played footman Frederick Norton.

Gareth Hunt

The 1990s saw him star in BBC sitcom Side By Side, about two mismatched surburban neighbours.

Gareth Hunt and Steve McFadden in EastEnders, 2001

Hunt enjoyed a career revival as the 21st Century began. His rogueish charm secured him a part as hitman Ritchie Stringer in EastEnders.

Night and Day cast, 2001

He also took up a part in the short-lived ITV daytime soap Night and Day.

Gareth Hunt

Hunt joined Anthea Turner to send himself up in 2003 BBC Two comedy Absolute Power, when he asked two unscrupulous spin doctors for help in boosting his career.

Avengers actor Gareth Hunt dies
14 Mar 07 |  Entertainment

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