Briony McRoberts was an English actress. On television, she played ‘Tessa Kilpin’ in Episode 057 ‘No Stone’ of The Professionals, and also appeared in The Bill, Heartbeat, EastEnders, Taggart, and Diamonds.
Actress Briony McRoberts has died at the age of 56 after being hit by a Tube train near her home, her agent confirmed today. Daily Mail online Reports…
McRoberts, who was married to Downton Abbey actor David Robb, appeared in Scottish drama Take The High Road for nine years and also starred in Taggart and East Enders.
Her body was found at Fulham Broadway station in London just after 8.30am on Wednesday.
Her agent Katie Threlfall said the ‘well-loved’ and ‘vibrant’ actress had taken her own life, describing the death as ‘unbelievably shocking’.
She said: ‘It’s just a terrible, terrible loss of a wonderful woman. Nobody had any idea it was going to happen.
‘Her husband is deeply shocked.
‘She was a wonderful woman who had troubles and she will be very much missed.
‘She was so well-loved and was the most vibrant character you could hope to meet. It is just a tragedy.’
Born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire in 1957, her acting career took off when she was 19.
In 1976, she played Wendy Darling in a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan starring Mia Farrow and Danny Kaye