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#1 Anubis the Jackal

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:01 PM

A mate has started this rather wonderful tribute site to the lesser-known but often supremely talented bit-part players of stage and screen.

http://familiar-unkn...blogspot.co.uk/

A few good names in there for end-of-year lists
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:24 PM

I sold some books on Amazon a few years ago, and one of them was purchased by Michael Fenton Stevens. He's only 54 though.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:00 PM

Roy Dotrice (father to oooh Betty Michelle) will be 90 next year but he is said to be appearing in the Game of Thrones mini series
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

For your consideration veteren theatre actor Richard Pasco, CBE (b.1926) who is married to Barbara Leigh-Hunt (b.1935). Barbara is best known for her performance as Lady Catherine de Burgh in the BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice which was made in 1995 and I was surprised to find she was still alive.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:56 PM

View PostBibliogryphon, on 28 May 2012 - 12:22 PM, said:

For your consideration veteren theatre actor Richard Pasco, CBE (b.1926) who is married to Barbara Leigh-Hunt (b.1935). Barbara is best known for her performance as Lady Catherine de Burgh in the BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice which was made in 1995 and I was surprised to find she was still alive.

I was watching said adaptation last night at the behest of my wife and daughter and I wondered about some of the older members of the cast particularly Benjamin Whitrow (Mr Bennett) b.1937 and Christopher Benjamin (Sir William Lucas) b.1934 both still with us and both look like they have enjoyed fine food and wine.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:34 PM

Zara Nutley, who was best known for supporting roles in Mind Your Language and Never the Twain, apparently is in a nursing home but there is no listed date of birth or even year. Does anyone know?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:52 PM

View PostJR976evil, on 20 July 2012 - 10:34 PM, said:

Zara Nutley, who was best known for supporting roles in Mind Your Language and Never the Twain, apparently is in a nursing home but there is no listed date of birth or even year. Does anyone know?

June 12, 1926 (age 86) is the info I was able to find

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:46 AM

View PostPhantom, on 20 July 2012 - 10:52 PM, said:

View PostJR976evil, on 20 July 2012 - 10:34 PM, said:

Zara Nutley, who was best known for supporting roles in Mind Your Language and Never the Twain, apparently is in a nursing home but there is no listed date of birth or even year. Does anyone know?

June 12, 1926 (age 86) is the info I was able to find

Thanks for that :)

Worthy of consideration I'd say, her passing wouldn't generate a huge amount of press coverage by any means but enough to meet the criteria

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:06 AM

View PostJR976evil, on 21 July 2012 - 03:46 AM, said:

View PostPhantom, on 20 July 2012 - 10:52 PM, said:

View PostJR976evil, on 20 July 2012 - 10:34 PM, said:

Zara Nutley, who was best known for supporting roles in Mind Your Language and Never the Twain, apparently is in a nursing home but there is no listed date of birth or even year. Does anyone know?

June 12, 1926 (age 86) is the info I was able to find

Thanks for that :)

Worthy of consideration I'd say, her passing wouldn't generate a huge amount of press coverage by any means but enough to meet the criteria

I don't know if it's entirely accurate, as there was just one entry that had her D.O.B.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:22 AM

If you were willing to change this title to just 'Character Actors', may I just suggest Ellen Albertini Dow. She played Disco Dot in my favourite film, 54 and a lot of grannies. 94 in November.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:57 AM

View PostAnubis the Jackal, on 10 May 2012 - 06:01 PM, said:

A mate has started this rather wonderful tribute site to the lesser-known but often supremely talented bit-part players of stage and screen.

http://familiar-unkn...blogspot.co.uk/

A few good names in there for end-of-year lists
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I see the recently-departed (and already mentioned, yes I fucking know, before some twat points it out) John Clive was added to that site just four days before Dicky O. I remember him best as the camp tourist who had his would-be boyfriend nicked by Sally Geeson in Carry On Abroad... which probably says more about my film tastes than I ought to admit, considering he was also in The Italian Job, A Clockwork Orange and Yellow Submarine.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:29 AM

Is that John Clive in that pic? I didn't recognise the name when I heard he'd died b ut I definately can recall seeing that face on tv a lot as a kid.No idea what shows though. RIP

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:06 AM

John Stride may be worth watching.....not a well man apparently.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

Well one character actor that'll no longer get the call is Roger Hammond who has died aged 76.

A classic "you know him when you see him" actor. I remember him best from the 'Red-headed League' episode of 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' in 1984.

Not been a great year for character actors, what with John Clive, Geoffrey Hughes and James Grout biting the dust...
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

I just had to check up to see whether John Savident was still alive and he is. Now aged 74.

He is best known for playing Fred Elliott in Coronation Street but the more discerning amongst us will remeber his very creepy and camp turn as Egrorian in the excellent Blake's 7 episode "Orbit".

He hit the headlines several years ago when he was stabbed in the neck at his home by someone he met in a bar.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

What about Margery Mason?

Turning 100 next year qualifies her for being mentioned...

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

View Postharrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on 16 October 2012 - 09:57 AM, said:

View PostAnubis the Jackal, on 10 May 2012 - 06:01 PM, said:

A mate has started this rather wonderful tribute site to the lesser-known but often supremely talented bit-part players of stage and screen.

http://familiar-unkn...blogspot.co.uk/

A few good names in there for end-of-year lists
Posted Image
I see the recently-departed (and already mentioned, yes I fucking know, before some twat points it out) John Clive was added to that site just four days before Dicky O. I remember him best as the camp tourist who had his would-be boyfriend nicked by Sally Geeson in Carry On Abroad... which probably says more about my film tastes than I ought to admit, considering he was also in The Italian Job, A Clockwork Orange and Yellow Submarine.
You forgot this one Harry........
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

View PostLord Fellatio Nelson, on 14 November 2012 - 07:57 PM, said:

View Postharrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on 16 October 2012 - 09:57 AM, said:

View PostAnubis the Jackal, on 10 May 2012 - 06:01 PM, said:

A mate has started this rather wonderful tribute site to the lesser-known but often supremely talented bit-part players of stage and screen.

http://familiar-unkn...blogspot.co.uk/

A few good names in there for end-of-year lists
Posted Image
I see the recently-departed (and already mentioned, yes I fucking know, before some twat points it out) John Clive was added to that site just four days before Dicky O. I remember him best as the camp tourist who had his would-be boyfriend nicked by Sally Geeson in Carry On Abroad... which probably says more about my film tastes than I ought to admit, considering he was also in The Italian Job, A Clockwork Orange and Yellow Submarine.
You forgot this one Harry........
Twas good being young in the 70s.

If I didn't know better I'd say that was Sylvester McCoy on the left of that group of robots...
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

View Postthemaninblack, on 14 November 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:

View PostLord Fellatio Nelson, on 14 November 2012 - 07:57 PM, said:

View Postharrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on 16 October 2012 - 09:57 AM, said:

View PostAnubis the Jackal, on 10 May 2012 - 06:01 PM, said:

A mate has started this rather wonderful tribute site to the lesser-known but often supremely talented bit-part players of stage and screen.

http://familiar-unkn...blogspot.co.uk/

A few good names in there for end-of-year lists
Posted Image
I see the recently-departed (and already mentioned, yes I fucking know, before some twat points it out) John Clive was added to that site just four days before Dicky O. I remember him best as the camp tourist who had his would-be boyfriend nicked by Sally Geeson in Carry On Abroad... which probably says more about my film tastes than I ought to admit, considering he was also in The Italian Job, A Clockwork Orange and Yellow Submarine.
You forgot this one Harry........
Twas good being young in the 70s.

If I didn't know better I'd say that was Sylvester McCoy on the left of that group of robots...
I think you are correct. On the far right is Christopher Biggins.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:31 AM

Was Roger Hammond <http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/nov/13/roger-hammond> a character actor??




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