Hugh Dickson obituary

Actor with a gift for reading poetry who appeared in the BBC’s Elizabeth R and was a regular in every kind of radio drama

Hugh Dickson, who has died aged 91, was one of a small band of actors: the select few whom writers, poets in particular, are grateful and relieved to have reading their work to audiences when they have not been engaged to read it themselves – and who sometimes make a better job of it.

Most actors, poets believe, read poetry badly, adopting the dreaded “poetry voice” or simply over-dramatising the material. Hugh’s skill and intelligence – and marvellous voice – made him one of the finest of exceptions.
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