British TV, film, and stage actor Peter Bowles has died. Bowles's agent told the BBC that he "sadly passed away from cancer" on March 17. He lived to be 85.

British actor Peter Bowles dies at age 85

Peter Bowles was born in London, England, in 1936. He launched his acting career in the '50s and became a well-known face on British TV and on stage.

Bowles is probably best known from To the Manor Born, the BBC sitcom that aired from 1979 to 1981. A TV comedy and drama star throughout the 1980s and '90s, Bowles is also remembered from The BounderOnly When I Laugh, and Lytton's Diary.

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His screen career included well over 100 roles, with parts in notable films like The Bank Job, The Legend of Hell House, and Michelangelo Antonioni's Blowup.

Peter Bowles had most recently played "The Duke of Wellington" on ITV's Victoria until 2019. His final appearance came last year in Off the Rails.

Announcing the actor's death, his agent told the BBC: "He leaves his wife of over 60 years, Sue, and their three children Guy, Adam and Sasha."

May he rest in peace.