Gareth Thomas, Blake’s 7 actor, dies

Gareth ThomasWelsh-born actor Gareth Thomas, who starred as Roj Blake in the BBC’s influential space opera Blake’s 7 in the late 1970s, dies at the age of 71. A classical stage actor who starred in a series of cult genre series in the 1970s and 80s, including Star Maidens, Children Of The Stones, and Knights Of God, Thomas had more recently revived Blake for Big Finish’s audio revival of the series, as well as appearing in an episode of Torchwood.