13 Jan 2014

Actress Alexandra Bastedo dies

3:38 pm on 13 January 2014

British actress Alexandra Bastedo, who was best known for her role in the 1960s television sci-fi series The Champions, has died following a long illness. She was 67.

Bastedo also starred in Absolutely Fabulous, Boon and The Agatha Christie Hour.

In later life, animal rights supporter Bastedo set up the ABC Animal Sanctuary in south-east England, the BBC reports.

Bastedo was married to theatre producer and director Patrick Garland from 1980 until his death from an illness in April last year, aged 78.