The death of actor Gareth Thomas, best known for his role as Roj Blake in the cult BBC sci-fi series Blakes 7, has died aged 71, from heart failure.
Although he will be best remembered as Blake he enjoyed a varied career including: some stage productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, roles in Quatermass And The Pit, Romeo and Juliet, Coronation Street, The Avengers and many more. In fact Gareth Thomas appeared in some of TV’s most treasured TV shows.
He returned to Sci-Fi in 2001 for Big Finish in their Doctor Who production Storm Warning starring alongside Paul Mc Gann’s 8th Doctor. He would briefly reprise his brst known role as Blake for Big Finish Production’s Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles.