David Ryall born 5 January 1935 died December 25 2014.
He received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1962, during which time he won the Caryl Brahams Award for a musical.
David went on to join Laurence Olivier's company with the National Theatre, during which time he was involved in several well-known plays, such as Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
His work at the National Theatre also included Guys and Dolls, The Beggar's Opera and Animal Farm, Coriolanus, The School of Wives, Democracy and The UN Inspector.
David continued to be a regular face in the theatre, with appearances in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho at the Donmar Warehouse in 2007.
David is survived by his son, music manager Jonathan Ryall, and two daughters, singer Imogen Ryall and actress Charlie Ryall.
TELEVISION CREDITS : Love for Lydia; Dying Day; Reilly - The Ace of Spies; The Singing Detective; Jack The Ripper; Starlings; The Modern World - Ten Great Writers; The Paradise Club; The Woman in Black; Nineteen 96; The Return of Shelley; The Investigation - Inside a Terrorist Bombing; One Against The Wind; For the Greater Good; The Men's Room; Revolver; Prime Suspect 2; Witchcraft; Running Late; Casualty; Diana - Her True Story; Goodnight Sweetheart; The Borrowers; Fatherland; To Play the King; Milner; Prime Suspect 4; Jake's Progress; The Final Cut; The Legacy of Reginald Perrin; Mrs Hartley and the Growth Centre; Plotlands; Dark Blue Perfume; In the Red; Mad Cows; Oliver Twist; Happy Birthday Shakespeare; Lucky Jim; State of Play; Byron; Holby City; Peak Practice; Doctors; Looking for Victoria; Foyle's War; Down to Earth; Heartbeat
FILM CREDITS : Dance of Death; The Elephant Man; The Knowledge; Dying Day; Fords on Water; Starlings; The Misadventures of Mr Wilt; The Russia House; Truly Madly Deeply; Justiz; Black Beauty; Carrington; Restoration; Bertie and Elizabeth; Two Men Went to War; Around the World in 80 Days; The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
THEATRE CREDITS : Wild Oat; The Crealion; The Passion; Three Sisters; Bacchai
RADIO CREDITS : The Water Gypsies; The Philadelphia Story; Once in a Blue Moon.