By way of a change, I thought I'd share a few of my favourite character actors who would certainly have been high on my list, but who fell outside of my self-imposed restriction of including only actors who are still alive (at time of writing at least - some of the posts on here have subsequently become obituaries - see Eric Sykes, Graham Stark, Ken Jones, Stella Tanner, Philip Madoc, et al).
Sykes and Stark are possibly more properly thought of as comedy stars than as 'mere' character actors, and there are a few more of their ilk gone since this started: Richard Briers, Clive Dunn, Frank Thornton, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Rik Mayall, for example, all of whom I'd have liked to have included even if they were not at all 'unknown'.
|Rik Mayall (1958-2014)|
I salute you.
|Ingrid Pitt (1937-2010)|
|Graham Crowden (1922-2010)|
|Barbara New (1923-2010)|
|Joe Melia (1935-2012)|
|Pamela Green (1929-2010)|
|John Horsley (1920-2014)|
|Malcolm Tierney (1928-2014)|
|Angus McKay (1926-2013)|
|Robin Davies (1954-2010)|
|Cy Grant (1919-2010)|
|Patricia Gage (1940-2010)|
|Trevor Bannister (1934-2011)|
I've just watched "End Of Part One" (79-80) on DVD and thought cast member David Simeon would be a good candidate for one of your regular posts.ReplyDelete
Blimey, you've already done him ! Sorry...ReplyDelete
And I commented on it to boot! red face time...ReplyDelete
and then it occured to me that the last episode (of End Of Part One) was a loose parody of "Dead Of Night" (which I watched on blu ray less than a month ago) a story of half remembered recollections and deja vu...ReplyDelete
He was the perfect candidate. Really familiar, but I don't think I'd ever known his name before I started doing this. Tony Aitken too.ReplyDelete