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Leslie Grantham has passed away.

Born on April 30 1947, Grantham had appeared in Doctor Who in Resurrection of the Daleks playing Kiston.

Grantham had been well known as Dirty Den Watts in Eastenders between 1985 and 2005. In 2006, the year after Den last appeared in Eastenders, Den appeared in the penultimate episode of the 2006 season of Doctor Who, Army of Ghosts in which Den was one of the said ghosts.
This occur when Eastenders was on television at the Tylers place in a scene that was filmed only for this Doctor Who episode.
However it was not Grantham who reprised Den here as a ghost.

Grantham created the 1997 mini-series The Uninvited in which he also played villain Chief Supt. Philip Gates.
Curiously The Uninvited got the novelisation treatment by Paul Cornell. Cornell by this point had written Doctor Who before writing canonical Doctor Who and in this novelisation included a cameo from Doctor Who’s Brigadier.

He died on June 15 2018 at the age of 71.


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