By Emily Blake
Updated November 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST
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British actor Warren Clarke, most widely known for his role as the droog Dim in A Clockwork Orange, died on Wednesday at age 67.

In a statement to The Guardian, Clarke’s rep wrote: “The actor Warren Clarke died peacefully in his sleep on 12 November 2014, after a short illness. He will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones. At this time we ask that you respect their privacy in their time of grief.”

In addition to movie roles including Anthony and Cleopatra, Top Secret! and Ishtar, Clarke also had a number of memorable television roles in his native U.K., including that of detective Andy Dalziel in the long-running BBC crime drama Dalziel and Pascoe. He also appeared on a BBC adaptation of Bleak House as well as Call the Midwife and Down to Earth.