Comedies included 'I'm All Right Jack'

LONDON — British actor Ian Carmichael, one of the stars of “I’m All Right Jack” and other comedies, has died at age 89.

His family says Carmichael died at his home in northern England on Friday after falling ill at the end of last year.

Carmichael was a master at embodying a certain type of Englishman: diffident, awkward, often put-upon but unfailingly courteous and well-intentioned.

He appeared in a series of comedies for the Boulting Brothers, including “Private’s Progress,” “Brothers in Law,” “Lucky Jim” and “I’m All Right Jack.”

Later in his career he played the upper-class twit Bertie Wooster, and Dorothy L. Sayers suave detective Lord Peter Wimsey, in television series.

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