James Garner's career: In pictures

Images from the career of American actor James Garner, who has died at the age of 86. He starred in a string of hit television shows and films spanning several decades.

One of Garner's most famous films was The Great Escape (1963), with (left to right) Gordon Jackson, Donald Pleasance and Richard Attenborough
He rose to fame as the title character in the TV Western series Maverick in the late 1950s
Garner married TV actress Lois Clarke in 1957 (the couple pictured here in 1964)
Garner filmed part of the 1966 motor racing drama Grand Prix at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent
The US star was interviewed by the legendary Alan Whicker for a BBC documentary on the sport
Garner in the seat with Ferrari driver Lorenzo Bandini in Monaco for Grand Prix
This photo of Garner as Maverick was taken in 1982
Garner finally received his Purple Heart medal in 1983, having been wounded in 1951 with US Forces in Korea
Garner's glittering career included 1970s TV detective series The Rockford Files, in which he played Jim Rockford
Garner played retired Texas Ranger Captain Woodrow Call in TV mini-series The Streets of Laredo in 1998
He starred with (left to right) Tommy Lee Jones, Clint Eastwood and Donald Sutherland in Space Cowboys in 2000
Garner starred with Sandra Bullock (pictured) and Ellen Burstyn in mother-daughter drama Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, in 2002
Garner at the Michael Douglas celebrity golf event in 2002, with Douglas and James Woods
Garner was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild in 2005
Garner, pictured here at the 2005 awards ceremony in Los Angeles, had suffered ill health since a severe stroke in 2008
Los Angeles Police told the BBC Garner died of natural causes

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