The star of large and small screen from the 1950s to the 1970s had fallen ill over Christmas and New Year, Kate Carmichael said.
He died peacefully at his home in the Esk Valley on the North York Moors.
Hull-born Carmichael made his name playing in a series of films for the Boulting Brothers including Private's Progress (1956), Brothers in Law (1957) and I'm All Right Jack (1959).
During the 1960s and 1970s, he was successful in television, particularly as Bertie Wooster in The World of Wooster and Lord Peter Wimsey in several drama series based on the mystery novels by Dorothy L Sayers.
Carmichael appeared in the BBC serial Wives and Daughters in 1999 and was in The Royal on ITV as recently as last year.
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It just doesn't feel like Christmas until the festive jingles and snow-covered sets arrive on our TV screens. The occasion is always marked by the Queen's speech and (more often than not) a repeat of The Great Escape, not to mention a whole host of specials. As the big day creeps closer there's so much to look forward to. Here are this year's holiday highlights…
My Family (8PM, BBC1)
The Harpers gather together to celebrate Christmas, 2039. The kids have grown up and their parents have turned grey, but the relationships between them remain nauseatingly familiar.
Victoria Wood's Mid-Life Christmas (9pm, BBC1)
In her first Christmas special for nearly a decade Bafta Award-winner Victoria Wood performs in an hour-long sketch show featuring whacky commercials, period dramas and unlikely sporting events.
ITV is axing 600 jobs and slashing a number of its prime-time dramas following losses of 2.73 billion pounds. Drama output will be cut from eight hours a week to seven, with ITV already set to scale back production of Heartbeat and The Royal.
Michael Grade, ITV's executive chairman, announced the losses yesterday, admitting that ITV needed "tough action" following their recent financial downfall.
The company, which is slashing 65 million pounds from its programming budget, blame its unprecedented loss on plummeting advertising revenue with Grade describing the current advertising market as: "the most challenging I have experienced in over 30 years in UK broadcasting."
Prime-time cop show The Bill is expected to be cut from two shows ...Read more
The Royal is a British drama series that is a spin-off from the highly successful ITV series Heartbeat. The Royal is set in a small Yorkshire town, Elsinby, in the 1960s. Elsinby neighbours the Heartbeat town of Ashfordly. Each episode is accompanied by a musical score of classic hits from the 1960s. Each episode takes place in the small hospital, The Royal. Among the many staff is Dr. Ormerod, Dr. Weatherill, Sister Brigid and Mr. Rose. Throughout the years many stars have come and gone including Julian Ovenden (Dr. David Cheriton) and Paul Fox (Dr. Jeff Goodwin).moreless