Actor Tony Britton dies aged 95 Actor Tony Britton has died aged 95. His daughter, TV presenter Fern Britton, announced on Twitter that he had died early on Sunday morning. "Great actor, director and charmer," she wrote. "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." Britton was best known for starring in BBC sitcom Don't Wait Up alongside Nigel Havers in the 1980s, as well as many British films including The Day of the Jackal. He also appeared in Robin's Nest alongside Richard O'Sullivan and Tessa Wyatt, and films Operation Amsterdam as well as Sunday Bloody Sunday. In 1975 he won the Broadcasting Press Guild's best actor award for his role in The Nearly Man.