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Tuesday 25 September 2018

In Pictures: Stars of stage and screen celebrate life of Sir Peter Hall

RSC founder Sir Peter was remembered during a memorial service in Westminster Abbey.

Dame Judi Dench attending a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the life and work of Sir Peter Hall (Yui Mok/PA)
Dame Judi Dench attending a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the life and work of Sir Peter Hall (Yui Mok/PA)

By Press Association staff

Some of the most enduring stars of British theatre, film and television have paid tribute to the last Sir Peter Hall.

A memorial service for the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and director of the National Theatre was held at Westminster Abbey.

He died aged 86 in September last year.

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Actress Leslie Caron, right, a former wife of Sir Peter talks to Dame Judi Dench (Yui Mok/PA)
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Sir Peter’s daughter actress Rebecca Hall (left) stands with his widow Nicki Frei (Yui Mok/PA)
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(From left) Lord Melvyn Bragg, Sir Trevor Nunn, Stephen Fry and Sir David Hare talk after the service (Yui Mok/PA)
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Sir Peter died aged 86 in September last year (Yui Mok/PA)
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David Suchet recites from Amadeus during the service (Yui Mok/PA)
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Theatre director Trevor Nunn (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)
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Sir Ian McKellen (Yui Mok/PA)
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Dame Penelope Keith (Yui Mok)
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Vanessa Redgrave with her daughter Joely Richardson (Yui Mok/PA)
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Stephen Fry (Yui Mok/PA)
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Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall (Yui Mok/PA)
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Imelda Staunton and husband Jim Carter (Yui Mok/PA)
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Dame Maggie Smith (Yui Mok/PA)
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Sir Patrick Stewart (Yui Mok/PA)
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Ralph Fiennes (Yui Mok/PA)
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Sir Michael Gambon (Yui Mok/PA)
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Playwright David Hare read during the service (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)
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Dame Judi Dench performs from Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

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