Body of Casino Royale actor is found at foot of cliff after he went missing from London theatre a week ago

Actor Paul Bhattacharjee has gone missing, Scotland Yard said
The body of a British actor who appeared in the James Bond film Casino Royale as well as the soap opera Eastenders has been found at the foot of a cliff a week after he went missing from a London theatre.
Paul Bhattacharjee had last been seen leaving rehearsals at the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square, London, on Wednesday July 10 and appeared to walk in the direction of a nearby Tube station.
The 53-year-old was said to be in good spirits that evening but after sending his girlfriend a text message at 9pm, no-one heard from him and he was reported missing.Scene: Mr Bhattacharjee's body was found at the foot of a cliff at Splash Point in Seaford, East Sussex
Mr Bhattacharjee's body was found at the foot of a cliff at Splash Point in Seaford, East Sussex (file picture)
Paul Bhattacharjee, who has gone missing, is seen here with Crispin Bonham-Carter in a scene from the 2006 Bond movie Casino RoyalePaul Bhattacharjee, who has been found dead near cliffs in East Sussex, is seen here, right, with Crispin Bonham-Carter in a scene from the 2006 Bond movie Casino Royale

Mr Bhattacharjee, from Redbridge, north-east London, was formally identified today and his next of kin have been informed. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
His friends and family had made pleas for his safe return, including his 24-year-old son Rahul Bhattacharjee-Prashar, who told the Evening Standard the disappearance was 'completely out of character'.
Scene from documentary-drama, 'Guantanamo', at the Tricycle Theatre. (L-R) Jan Chappell, Paul Bhattacharjee (Moazzam Begg).He added: 'He was doing well in his career and everything seemed to be going okay.'
Mr Bhattacharjee's agent had said he seemed 'completely fine' the last time she heard from him.
Sally Long-Innes, who works for the Independent Talent Group, said there were 'no clues' as to why he disappeared in his last text to her.
She said: 'He seemed completely fine to me. As far as we could tell there was nothing wrong with his state of mind.
'There were no clues in the last text message at all I'm afraid.'

The actor, who also appeared in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, White Teeth and Dirty Pretty Things, had been due to appear in this week's play Talk Show at the Royal Court. His role in the play, which began last night, was recast.
He was part of the theatre's company of 14 actors performing in the Weekly Rep series, which sees six plays staged in six weeks, and had already appeared in two of the productions.

Colleagues had taken to Twitter to express concern for Mr Bhattacharjee as news of his disappearance spread.
Bend It Like Beckham actress Parminder Nagra, Sex in the City star Kim Cattrall and Stephen Fry - who went missing for a week in 1995 - all appealed to their followers for information about the actor.

Tributes were last night being paid to the actor with many from the theatre world taking to Twitter to express their sadness.
Paul Bhattacharjee, who police say has gone missing after leaving the Royal Court Theatre, played the lead role of Benedick last year in the RSC's Much Ado About Nothing with Meera Syal as BeatriceThe actor was captured on CCTV walking from the stage door of the theatre and turning left as if walking towards Sloane Square Tube stationDirector Jamie Lloyd wrote: 'Very sad to hear about the death of Paul Bhattacharjee. He was a very fine actor. My thoughts are with his family.'
Muzz Khan, who appeared in Much Ado About Nothing alongside the late actor, said: 'Rest In Peace, Paul Bhattacharjee. I can't believe you're gone, mate.'
Playwright Duncan Gates wrote: 'When you depart from me sorrow abides and happiness takes his leave'. RIP Paul Paul Bhattacharjee.'
Actor Rick Warden wrote: 'Having a bad time with the news about friend and colleague Paul Bhattacharjee's death. An intelligent & charismatic man. Very sad.'
Mr Bhattacharjee had been due to perform in a production by Nitin Sawhney, who described the actor as a friend and wrote on Twitter that he was 'really worried' about his disappearance.

He played a doctor in Casino Royale in 2006 and was in several episodes of EastEnders as Inzamam between 2008 and 2010. Other television credits for the actor included Waking the Dead, Spooks and The Bill.

Last year he appeared as Benedick opposite Meera Syal in an Royal Shakespeare Company production of Much Ado about Nothing.
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