Hywel Thomas Bennett (8 April 1944 – 25 July 2017) was a Welsh film and television actor. Bennett was best known for a series of films in the 60s starring opposite Hayley Mills, and later on television as James Shelley in the sitcom Shelley (1979–1992). After becoming known for his role in the comedy film The Virgin Soldiers (1969), Bennett made appearances in films such as Loot (1970) and Percy (1971). Bennett's character, Ricki Tarr, was pivotal in the BBC serial based on John le Carré's novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979). He was in EastEnders during 2003 as crime boss Jack Dalton.