A BELOVED actor and playwright from Stroud has died at the age of 72.

Trevor T Smith's partner Janet Westgarth told the SNJ that that he “passed peacefully” at home on Tuesday, October 24.

Trevor T Smith was a professional actor for many years, having learned the craft at the East 15 Acting School in Essex in the sixties, at the time of Joan Littlewood.

He worked in rep, touring England and performing 6 or 7 times a week and became a very accomplished actor.

Trevor worked with Joan Littlewood, in Oh What a Lovely War and was in numerous films, TV programmes, including Rumple of the Bailey and classic sit-com 'Allo 'Allo.

He loved the theatre and was in productions in the West End and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Trevor took a break from acting in the 90s when he taught at a Steiner School in King’s Langley where he shared his artistic talents with his pupils.

He was greatly loved by his class.

In Stroud he wrote his one-man-play An Evening with Dementia which had three sell outs at Edinburgh Fringe as well as in the Cotswold Playhouse.

He ended up performing his play hundreds of times all over Britain and it has been used as Continuing Professional Development training for doctors, priests, nurses, and care workers.

Trevor helped to show how an old man living in a care home coped with dementia, and how how he saw the world outside and felt inside.

He was well known for the Your Musical Memories events he hosted at Stroud Subscription Rooms for the past decade, this was an event for older people to get together.

Trevor would frequently perform at these events, as he was a talented pianist and would accompany guest concert series performers.

His partner Janet said: “He will be greatly missed."

“He most enjoyed helping people and would always be very generous with his time.

“He will be remembered for all for the good work he had done.”

Trevor’s funeral is on Friday, November 3 from 11am at the Stroud Christian Community in Cainscross Road.

There will be a bring and share lunch after the funeral and instead of flowers, people are encouraged to leave donations to the The Christian Community Stroud to fund its ongoing work.