British actor found dead

2013-07-18 16:30
Paul Bhattacharjee
London - Former EastEnders star Paul Bhattacharjee has been found dead.

The 53-year-old actor - who played the role of Masood's brother Inzamam in the BBC One soap on and off from 2008 until 2010 - was discovered at Splash Point cliffs in Seaford, East Sussex, it has been confirmed.

Paul was last seen leaving rehearsals at the Royal Court theatre - where he was due to star in play Talk Show - in London's Sloane Square on July 10, but friends said he seemed to be in a good mood.

Later that evening he sent a text message to his girlfriend but nobody heard from him since.

Paul's body has been formally identified and his next of kin have been informed.

Police said his death is not being treated as suspicious.

As well as EastEnders, Paul starred in Doctors earlier this year and also played Dr Ghujarapartidar in comedy drama movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

He also had roles in James Bond movie Casino Royale, Walking the Dead, Spooks and The Bill and appeared alongside comedienne Meera Syal in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Much Ado about Nothing' last year.

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