Langham on suicide watch in prison


LONDON -- BAFTA Award-winning comedian Chris Langham was on suicide watch in prison Friday after being found guilty of downloading pornographic images of children.

Langham, who has won numerous plaudits for his portrayal of bungling government minister Hugh Abbott on the BBC political satire "The Thick of It," has found himself splashed across all the papers here for all the wrong reasons, with industry insiders predicting an end to his career.

He will be sentenced Sept. 14 and faces up to 10 years imprisonment for viewing indecent videos and photographs at his home outside London.

The jury did clear the 58-year-old actor of any involvement in six indecent assaults and two charges of buggery of a teenager.

The BBC Web site described the actor as one "at the pinnacle of his career" in television while industry observers predicted the conviction "could spell the end of a television career."
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