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James (or Jimmy) Ellis


Born - 15 March 1931, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Died - 8 March 2014

Dark-haired, thin-faced, laconic-looking Irish actor who shot into the public eye with his role as PC Bert Lynch in TV's long-running Z Cars from the early 1960s on. He stayed through hundreds of episodes as the character was promoted to sergeant and then inspector. The series finished in 1978 and Ellis, who had made a lone film debut in Where the Bullets Fly (1966), was seen in a few more movies: High Rise Donkey (1980), No Country for Old Men (1981), Ill Fares the Land (1983), No Surrender (1984), Re-Animator (1985), Priest (1994), The Near Room (1995), Resurrection Man (1998), Best (2000), Conspiracy of Silence (2003) and the short Romans 12:20 (2008), his last. He died following a stroke.