Eden, who played Alan Bradley on the TV soap and married Sue Nicholls, a co-star, had Alzheimer’s disease.
Obituary for Mark Eden
“Eden, who was best known for playing Alan Bradley on the ITV soap, is survived by his wife and former co-star Sue Nicholls, who played Audrey Roberts. In a statement to PA Media, it said, “We are very sad to announce the death of actor Mark Eden. He died peacefully in hospital today, January 1, 2021.”
For some time, Mark had been struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and was hospitalized in November. ‘Mark, 92, had a long career spanning more than 50 years, including as the character Alan Bradley on Coronation Street for eight years. His wife Sue, his daughter Polly, his stepson Saul and his granddaughter Emma survive him. We ask that, at this very difficult time, their privacy be respected. Born Douglas John Malin, in Quatermass and the Pit, Eden had his first film role in 1958. He also appeared in the 1965 film Doctor Zhivago, starring Julie Christie and Omar Sharif, as well as Doctor Who and The Avengers. He also acted in the London Belongs To Me and Crown Court television shows, and when his character was killed by a Blackpool streetcar, his role in Coronation Street ended. “He was an accomplished actor and played the role of the psychotic villain to a tee, making the character both chilling and credible. The show owes Mark a lot, as he was the template for all the great villains to come, from Hillman and Phelan to our newest villain, Geoff Metcalfe. At this sad time, our thoughts are with Sue and her family and friends.”
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