Paul Bhattacharjee, the India-born actor who had been reported missing, has been found dead.

The body of the 53-year-old actor, who appeared in the James Bond film Casino Royale, was found at Splash Point cliffs in Seaford, East Sussex, on July 12 - two days after he was last seen at the Royal Court theatre in central London.

Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.

Mr. Bhattacharjee, a popular television and stage actor, was said to be in good spirits when last seen. He disappeared after sending a text message to his girl friend at about 9 pm on July 10 prompting the police to issue a public appeal for information.

"We are deeply shocked and completely devastated at the loss of our dear friend and brilliant colleague. Paul has been such an important part of the world of theatre in so many ways and we shall miss him terribly," said the Royal Court Theatre’s artistic director Vicky Featherstone.

Musician and composer Nitin Sawhney tweeted: “The saddest day. My friend (cast as Tagore in my play) Paul Bhattacharjee was found dead yesterday."

More In: International | News | World