TRIBUTES have flooded in from the world of entertainment following the death of actor Warren Clarke this week.

Mr Clarke, who lived in Beaconsfield, died in his sleep on Wednesday following a short illness, at the age of 67.

He first came to prominence playing the role of Dim in the classic Stanley Kubrick film, A Clockwork Orange, in 1971.

But he was best known and loved for playing Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel in the long-running BBC TV drama Dalziel and Pascoe alongside Colin Buchanan.

Mr Clarke was a regular on our TV screens over the years, appearing in the much-loved Blackadder series, the Channel Four trilogy Red Riding and popular drama series Call The Midwife.

The Oldham-born actor lived in Beaconsfield for many years and was a familiar figure in the area.

A keen golfer, he could often be seen on the numerous courses around south Bucks.

He combined his love of the sport with charity work and helped raise thousands of pounds by organising charity golf days for the Helen and Douglas House along with his great friend Dennis Waterman in each of the last three years.

Mr Clarke was also a keen football fan and at one time he was a season ticket holder with Wycombe Wanderers, having supported Manchester City when he was growing up. He played in the last ever match that was played at Wanderers' former Loakes Park ground, in a charity game alongside George Best.

Sky TV commentator and former Wanderers director Alan Parry said this week: "Warren will be greatly missed by all those who knew him and those who admired his performances in films and on TV."

Many other famous faces have added their own glowing tributes to Mr Clarke this week.

Comedian Jack Dee wrote: "Really sad news that Warren Clarke has died. A brilliant, funny and generous man who was a joy to work with."

Actor Reece Shearsmith said: "RIP Warren Clarke. A very funny and lovely man."

And comedian Russell Kane tweeted: "It appears that the superb actor Warren Clarke has passed. What a powerful on-screen presence he had. Very charismatic and believable."