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It’s a Sin stars pay tribute to cast member and ‘beautiful soul’ Lynette Clarke, who has tragically died

Patrick Kelleher February 21, 2021
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Lynette Clarke, who starred in It's a Sin and Bridgerton, has died. (Nancy Hudson Associates)

Tributes are pouring in for It’s a Sin and Bridgerton actor Lynette Clarke, who tragically died earlier this week.

Clarke appeared in the first episode of the acclaimed Channel 4 drama as a nurse when Colin (Callum Scott Howells) goes go visit Henry (Neil Patrick Harris) when he is hospitalised with AIDS.

She also recently starred as a nurse in Netflix’s smash hit Bridgerton.

Clarke had a long career on the stage in productions as diverse as To Kill a Mockingbird and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. She later took on television roles in Harley Street and Topboy.

People who worked with Clarke have issued heartfelt tributes to the actor, including those who worked on Russell T Davies’ series It’s a Sin.

It’s a Sin casting director remembers Lynette Clarke as a ‘lovely woman’.

Andy Pryor, casting director on the series, shared the news on Twitter on Sunday (21 February), remembering Clarke as a “lovely woman”.

“So very sad to hear that Lynette Clarke has passed,” Pryor wrote. “She played the Nurse on the desk when Colin goes to see Henry in hospital in It’s a Sin. She was a lovely, lovely woman.”

Omari Douglas, who plays Roscoe in the hit series, replied: “Oh this is gutting news,” and said his heart goes out to her loved ones.

Nathaniel Curtis, who plays Ash, replied: “That’s so sad. Thinking of her family and loved ones.”

Callum Scott Howells, who plays Colin in the series, shared a heartfelt tribute to Clarke, and reflected on their day filming together.

“I’m completely shook by this news today. I spent a really special day with Lynette and we told each other stories and laughed the whole way though. The kindest and most beautiful soul. I’m sending all my love to Lynette’s family and loved ones.”

Emma Jane Goodwin, a Welsh actor, praised her as “the most beautiful lady” in a heartbreaking reply to Howells’ tribute.

“We did Curious Incident together in the West End,” Goodwin wrote, “and when we spoke a few weeks ago she said how lovely you were, and how you would’ve made a fantastic Romeo.”

Others who worked with Clarke throughout her long career shared their tributes and memories on social media.

Related topics: It's a Sin, Lynette Clarke

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