Our Artistic Director Gregory Doran gives a tribute to Actor Paul Bhattacharjee.
'It is with profound sadness that we heard last night of the tragic death of Paul Bhattacharjee.
'Paul was last with us in 2012 playing a soulfully witty Benedick opposite Meera Syal's Beatrice in Iqbal Khan's glorious Much Ado About Nothing set in the Punjab. Paul also played a variety of roles in Dominic Cooke's Arabian Nights in The Courtyard in 2009.
'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.'