Actor-turned-writer Tony Marriott has died at the age of 83.

He passed away on 17 April (14). No further details of his death have been released.

After starting his career as an actor in the 1960s, he turned his hand to writing and co-created comedy play No Sex Please, We're British.

The show opened in London in 1971 to dismal reviews, but it became a smash hit with theatregoers and remained on stage for 16 years, making it the longest-running comedy play in British history.

A film version was made in 1973 and starred beloved British comic Ronnie Corbett.

Marriott also produced scripts for Tv series Z-Cars and worked on 1980s children's animation shows including James the Cat, and Bill the Blue Bear.

He went on to run an animal charity in London and worked as a magistrate.