The star passed away on Wednesday (02Dec15) following a three-year battle with Parkinson's disease.

Valentine began his career at the age of 10 in 1949's No Way Back, but he was best known for his role as Major Horst Mohn in 1970s TV mini-series Colditz. He also starred in U.K. TV shows Coronation Street, Callan, The Fear, Body & Soul, Raffles and The Knock, and in Mick Jagger's 1970s film Performance.

In addition to his onscreen work, Valentine performed on the theatre stage in West End productions such as No Sex Please We're British, Sleuth, Half a Sixpence and Chicken Soup with Barley. He also wrote and directed The Waiting Game stageshow.

He is survived by his actress wife Susan Skipper, who said, "Tony was my best friend and it was a privilege to know, love and care for him."