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Introduction to Jay Benedict's Wife Phoebe Scholfield

Bran Published On Thu Apr 09 2020   Modified On Thu Apr 09 2020
Introduction to Jay Benedict's Wife Phoebe Scholfield

It was quite a shock when 'Foyle's War' actor, Jay Benedict, passed away due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are all the details you need to know about his wife, Phoebe Scholfield.

The world lost another great personality, Jay Benedict, to the Coronavirus pandemic in April 2020. With over five decades into the entertainment industry, the California based actor was a longtime servant of Hollywood and a part of some major hits. The former Star Wars actor used to married with fellow actress, Phoebe Scholfield, until death parted them away.

While the 'Alien' actor passed away at the age of 68 in London, England. It was a saddening moment for his partner, Phoebe, with whom they shared some great moments and children. Our thoughts are with the veteran actor's wife and family. So, without wasting much time, let us delve into the married life of Benedict with his spouse.

Benedict's Wife is Also into Acting

Call it destiny or coincidence, but the partner of Jay Benedict, Phoebe Scholfield, is also into the glamour world as an actress. Unlike her soulmate, she couldn't reach as high, but she appeared in some top films like 'His Dark Materials, 'The Crystal Maze' and The New Statesman.'

Phoebe Scholfield in a brown coat caught on camera while acting.

Jay Benedict's spouse featured in the hit film, 'His Dark Materials.'
Photo Source: Irish Sun

Moreover, Scholfield spent five years of her career in the sitcom, 'Allo, Allo', playing the role of 'Henriette'. The married duo was undoubtedly a match made in heaven, and following the tragic demise, she has been receiving a lot of tributes from all the fans and fellow celebrities in the industry.

Benedict Is Survived by Wife Phoebe Scholfield

While the 68-year-old Jay Benedict died due to the COVID19 complications, it came as a massive shock for his longtime beau, Phoebe Scholfield. Although 'the Dark Knight' actor's condition was quite worse, since he was on the ventilator for nine days before the demise, his wife expected him to get back healthy pretty soon.

Jay Benedict in a black jacket poses a picture with wife Phoebe Scholfield.

Phoebe Scholfield gave birth to two sons with the late actor Jay Benedict.
Photo Source: The Sun

The exact date or year that the duo got married isn't revealed to the public. However, since both of their children are adults now, active in their own careers, it is safe to say that Benedict and Phoebe were married for more than 20 years. Surprisingly, the marital bond was the second one for the 'Alien' actor since he divorced his first wife.

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Since the million-worthy actor's spouse shared similar interests as an actress, the two ran a business firm, Sync or Swim video production company together. The firm aided dialogue replacement services to the TV and filmography industry and was doing quite well with some recent projects like 'Downton Abbey,' and 'Call the Midwife.'

Benedict and Spouse Shared Two Children

Jay Benedict in a white shirt caught on camera.

Jay Benedict died after suffering from CoronaVirus complications.
Photo Source: Sun

Popular as 'Captain John Kieffer' in 'Foyle's War', Jay Benedict shared two children with Phoebe Scholfield. Interestingly, the American actor is also a father to a daughter from his former marriage with an ex-wife.

The world lost an unbelievable human being today. Sleep tight Daddy, will love you forever x. - Jay's son Freddie tweeted after the death.

The 68-year-old passes on his legacy to his two sons, Freddie Benedict and Leopold Benedict, both with Phoebe. Surprisingly, both of them are wholly independent as they follow their father's footsteps as actors in Hollywood. While his elder son, Freddie, featured in some movies like The 'All Together' and 'Planet 51', his younger son, Leopold, was on 'A Fox's Tale' and 'Before the Rains.'

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