Z Cars star James Ellis dies

Z Cars actor James " Jimmy" Ellis died early yesterday morning in Lincoln County Hospital, at the age of 82, following a stroke.

Z Cars star Ellis dies in Lincoln hospital

James Ellis
James Ellis Credit: Press Association

The actor James “Jimmy” Ellis, who famously played Bert Lynch in TV's long-running police series Z-Cars, has died.

The Belfast-born actor died at the age of 82 from a stroke in Lincoln County Hospital early yesterday.

Ellis became a familiar face through his role in the BBC police drama, which was a household favourite between 1962 and 1978.

He also appeared in Doctor Who, In Sickness and In Health, Ballykissangel and Only Fools and Horses_.