Prime Suspect actor John Benfield has died at the age of 68. The British TV star, whose real name was John Turner, is said to have battled a rare form of cancer and died at the Sobell House Hospice in Oxford on 16 June.
John Benfield as DCS Michael Kernan in Prime Suspect (Photo: ITV/Shutterstock)
More John’s agents told the Oxford Mail that the actor had always brought “truth and integrity to his roles and was an imposing, strong and rugged figure, with a soul and belief in his craft”. The actor was best known for his role as Detective Chief Superintendent Michael Kernan in ITV’s Prime Suspect alongside Dame Helen Mirren.
Helen Mirren (as DCI Jane Tennison), John Benfield (as DSI Michael Kernan) and Craig Fairbrass (as DI Frank Burkin) in Prime Suspect. (Photo: ITV/Shutterstock)
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