David Collings RIP

it has been reported that renowned British stage and screen actor David Collings has passed away suddenly.

The news was announced by his family earlier today on Twitter.

To genre fans, Collings is known for his role in key Doctor Who stories, “Revenge of the Cybermen, The Robots of Death” and “Mawdryn Undead”, and played an alternate Doctor for Big Finish’s Unbound series. He recently reprised his character from “The Robots of Death” for Big Finish’s “The Robots” series.

He also played Silver in Sapphire & Steel and appeared in the final episode of Blake’s 7. He was Legolas in the BBC Radio 4 version of Lord of the Rings, and voiced Monkey for the BBC 2 adaptation of the series.

He had a long and varied stage career including time with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.