Morag Hood, Brit actress primarily of stage and TV, died Saturday Oct. 5 in London. She was 59; cause was not reported.Glasgow native played Natasha opposite Anthony Hopkins in the 1972 BBC miniseries of “War and Peace” and was featured in various stage and screen roles as well, including “A Shot at Glory” and the 1970 version of “Wuthering Heights.” Among her numerous other TV roles were those in series or miniseries including “Hamish Macbeth,” “The Governor,” “Berlin Break,” “Tell Tale Hearts” and “Jane Eyre.” In the West End and elsewhere, she performed Tennessee Williams, Ibsen and new works. Roles included Gasparina in “Il Campielo,” Celia in “Volpone” and Constanze in “Amadeus.” Last year she won the Barclays Theater Award for best actress in a regional production for “A Listening Heaven” in Edinburgh. While attending Glasgow U., she co-hosted hourlong weekly TV children’s current affairs program “Roundup,” which in early 1963 featured the Beatles. She also recorded spoken-word tapes, many for children. Her elder brother, Liam, also was involved in theater and later became head of drama at Scottish Television. She also had a sister and nephews.
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