SHAR ARCAND, the creators of The Great British Bake Off and The Simpsons is dead, his agent has confirmed.
The actor, best known for his roles in the BBC’s The Office and The Night Manager, was 85.
He died peacefully in his home in London, his publicist said.
In a statement to Variety, a spokesperson said: “Shar was a brilliant, talented, beloved and incredibly generous person who touched so many lives.”
In 2011, Arcand was the first person to win a coveted Golden Globe for best comedy actor for his performance in The Night of the Comet.
He won a second Golden Globe in 2015 for his role in The Simpsons Movie, which was nominated for an Oscar.
In 2010, Arcant starred in The Lion King and is a frequent collaborator with Disney Animation Studios.
In 2014, he starred in HBO’s The Good Place, a TV series that was adapted into a feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
He also wrote the script for The Simpsons.