So very sad to find this out. And so very late. Derek cast me in various things over the years. Him and director Andrew Morgan were old pals and came together to see a play I was doing at The Bush. I left London in 2008 and returned to Scotland but would often be back […]
Thinking of Derek who I worked with as his assistant at Central TV for ten years on this day being the anniversary of his death 22nd December 2021. RIP Dell. BARBARA
1-year has passed since my dear friend Derek has passed, he would have been overjoyed to see that actors he had a strong belief in and had encouraged and supported were making their way in the toughest of industries. I too miss his calming voice and wise words.
Derek was always very kind and supportive, and genuinely loved actors and the theatre. Terrific company and a lovely man, he will be missed.
Derek was a good friend to me over many years, beginning at Watford Palace Theatre, where I was Assistant Manager 1970/71. I went on to work as a radio presenter and freelance ‘voice’ and was grateful that Derek found me assignments from time to time. I can confirm his age, since I dj’d his 21st […]
I went out with Derek a few times for dinner and drinks. A Lovely man who will be missed
I didn’t get to meet Derek when he was working at the theatre in Watford and I was acting in one of Giles Havergal’s productions but he told me he remembered me – and he was very funny about my performance! I would meet with him often when I became an actors’ agent as I […]
I have learnt so much about my cousin, Derek, from this “In Memoriam” page. He was a very modest man and so, although my brother Allan and I knew he was a Casting Director, we had no idea of his influence in this field and are very proud of his achievements. Allan and I were […]
Very sad to hear this news and I send my heartfelt condolences to Juanita and the family. I worked as Derek’s assistant at Central TV for about ten years.
So very sorry to hear about Derek’s passing. Derek was an old school Casting Director in the sense that he really loved actors and he actually went to see them in things. The theatre darling was a great love of his. That’s where I had first met him. I was in a play in London […]