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Upstairs, Downstairs star Nicola Pagett dies 'suddenly' at the age of 75

Upstairs, Downstairs star Nicola Pagett has died 'suddenly' at the age of 75 after battling a brain tumour.

The actress passed away on March 3 after 'stoically dealing with her illness', The Guardian reports.

Pagett, described as a 'glacial, beautiful presence' was best known for her role as Elizabeth Bellamy, the spoiled daughter of Richard and Lady Marjorie, in Upstairs, Downstairs in the 1970s.

Sad news: Upstairs, Downstairs star Nicola Pagett s died 'suddenly' at the age of 75 after battling a brain tumour (pictured in 1989) 

The series followed the lives of the masters and servants living in a townhouse in Belgravia during the early 1900s. 

She had a successful career on the small screen, starring as Elizabeth Fanshawe in Frankenstein: The True Story (1973).

She also played the lead role in a TV version of Anna Karenina in 1977 alongside Eric Porter as Karenin and Stuart Wilson as Vronsky.

The actress appeared in A Bit Of A Do in 1989.  

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