Paul Bhattacharjee was an important part of the theatre world, the artistic director of the Royal Court said today.
Vicky Featherstone paid tribute to the actor, whose body was found near cliffs in East Sussex:
We are deeply shocked and completely devastated at the loss of our dear friend and brilliant colleague. Paul has been such an important part of the world of theatre in so many ways and we shall miss him terribly.
We can’t even begin to imagine the impact his loss will have on everyone who knew him and all of our thoughts are with his loved ones.
Actor Amit Shah known from TV series All Stars, Fresh Meat and appearing on Hustle, has hailed Paul Bhattacharjee as the 'Godfather of British Asian actors' after his body was found near cliffs in East Sussex yesterday evening.
Paul Bhattacharjee was a powerful and versatile actor, the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company today, after his body was found near cliffs in East Sussex yesterday.
Gregory Doran paid tribute to the actor: "He was a stalwart member of the Jacobethan Season of rare and undiscovered plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries a decade ago; I was lucky enough to direct him as the sinister villain in Fletcher's The Island Princess.
"Paul was a terrific company member, a powerful, versatile actor of great presence and weight, and a gentleman. He will be sadly missed".
Kulvinder Ghir, who appeared alongside Bhattacharjee in Much Ado about Nothing, told the paper: “Paul’s death is shocking. There is a sense of disbelief because he had so much energy in him.”
Police recovered the body of the Casino Royale and EastEnders actor, 53, early yesterday near cliffs in East Sussex.
Ghir, who starred in Bend it Like Beckham and sketch show Goodness Gracious Me, said: “Paul really spoke through the tremendous body of his work. He really tried to take on roles that he could work with and develop a message about."