Pink Panther actor Herbert Lom dies
Actor Herbert Lom, best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's irritable boss Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 95.
The Czech-born, London-based actor starred opposite Peter Sellers in several Pink Panther films beginning with 1964's 'A Shot In The Dark'.
His family said he died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, reported BBC online.
Lom appeared in more than 100 films during his 60-year acting career, including such classics as 'The Ladykillers', 'Spartacus' and 'El Cid'.
Lom also portrayed Napoleon Bonaparte on two occasions. One of them came in the 1956 screen adaptation of Tolstoy's 'War And Peace', also starring Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda.
Lom married Dina Schea in 1948, whom he divorced in 1971, and had a daughter with potter Brigitte Appleby.
He also wrote two novels alongside his acting career: 'Enter A Spy' published in 1971 and 'Dr Guillotine' in 1993.
His later acting career saw him work with director David Cronenberg in a 1983 adaptation of Stephen King novel 'The Dead Zone', opposite Christopher Walken.
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