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The Dearly departed....

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,547 ✭✭✭✭Poor Uncle Tom


    Frank Finlay 89, British actor,

    http://www.frankfinlay.net/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Sir Terry Wogan. R.I.P.

    Very saddened to learn that Terry has passed away. I always loved his programmes and style of presenting. We won't see his like again, he was the only presenter I actually looked forward to every day in the kitchen when the children had left for school. I went back to work in the 90's so missed his programme greatly. When I left work for the last time I looked forward to hearing his soft tones again only to learn that he was retiring and I was so disappointed. No-one else was interesting enough to turn the radio on for at that time.
    Frank Finlay 89, British actor,

    http://www.frankfinlay.net/

    Great actor. I remember him being in an early Blackadder as a witch hunter or some such. That was a surprising pleasure! Good fun.

    Edit: just looked it up, Frank Finlay played The Witchsmeller Pursuivant in Blackadder.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,428 ✭✭✭✭looksee


    I enjoyed his irreverent approach to the Eurovision!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ytpe2r5bxkn0c1


    I met Terry and had a few drinks with him in 1987, near Shepard's Bush. He had just had Michael Palin as a guest and was very complimentary of him.

    A gentleman, a truly good humoured and good natured man.

    I became a TOG and corresponded with him from time to time.

    He was unique.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,547 ✭✭✭✭Poor Uncle Tom


    There must be some big concert in the offing in Valhalla, the talent is still being called across....

    Maurice White (74), songwriter and musician with Earth Wind and Fire.

    Joe Dowell (76), singer (wooden heart), ironically Joe died because his heart wouldn't work any more.....

    Joe Alaskey (63), voice actor for Luney Tunes, Casper, Rugrats.....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,547 ✭✭✭✭Poor Uncle Tom




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    And 18 years to the day since Dermot Morgan left us. :(:(


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula


    I think I will have a drink of tea to the great memories.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,547 ✭✭✭✭Poor Uncle Tom




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Sorry to hear George Kennedy is gone. There was a film I remember him in, dressed up as an ice-cream seller, but he was I think either a policeman or a gangster, usually a gangster mind, and he was on the trail of some guy, when a kid turned up to buy ice-cream but he didn't want to be bothered by this poor kid. No matter what Kennedy said, the kid wouldn't budge until he got his ice-cream. Eventually Kennedy completely lost it and told the kid to get lost but it was more along the lines of 'look kid, go XXXX a duck!' The kid's face was a picture. Can't remember the name of the film.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula


    Jellybaby

    "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot " George played the character Red Leary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,547 ✭✭✭✭Poor Uncle Tom


    Jellybaby1 wrote: »
    Sorry to hear George Kennedy is gone.

    There's a whole group of actors like George that I lump together, Karl Malden, Gene Hackman, James Earl Jones, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Robert Duvall..... I think the light that links us to the old thrillers gets a little dimmer when one of them goes.



    Louise Plowright, 59, Actress (Mamma Mia, Families, I think she was in Eastenders as well, but I don't watch soaps so I'm not sure)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Rubecula wrote: »
    Jellybaby

    "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot " George played the character Red Leary.

    Ah well done Rube, thanks to your good memory.
    There's a whole group of actors like George that I lump together, Karl Malden, Gene Hackman, James Earl Jones, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Robert Duvall..... I think the light that links us to the old thrillers gets a little dimmer when one of them goes.

    Louise Plowright, 59, Actress (Mamma Mia, Families, I think she was in Eastenders as well, but I don't watch soaps so I'm not sure)

    Robert Duvall in particular always creeped me out in films. All great actors.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,333 ✭✭✭tampopo


    Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer


    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35787187

    RIP


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ytpe2r5bxkn0c1


    Ronnie Corbett. R.I.P.

    And it's goodnight from him...


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,429 ✭✭✭cml387


    Missed this one.

    Gareth Thomas died 18 April 2016.

    Who's he, you ask?

    He was only Blake out of Blake's 7


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,269 ✭✭✭✭Esel


    (Sir) Jack Leslie aged 99.

    Not your ornery onager



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Doris Roberts, aged 90, has died 'in her sleep'. The name may not be very familiar but I loved her as Marie Barone is 'Everybody Loves Raymond'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭BBDBB


    Another very funny lady Victoria Wood has died aged 62 after a short battle with cancer

    Such a talent. She will be sorely missed

    Dinnerladies was one of the finest comedies of its generation

    RIP


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 27,195 CMod ✭✭✭✭spurious


    BBDBB wrote: »
    Another very funny lady Victoria Wood has died aged 62 after a short battle with cancer

    Such a talent. She will be sorely missed

    Dinnerladies was one of the finest comedies of its generation

    RIP

    So sorry to hear this. I met her once. Very under-rated writer. She could do poignant comedy like no other. Cancer is a b*stard of a thing.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ytpe2r5bxkn0c1




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    And because of the Mr. Ed series, we all knew what a horse was, of course! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭BBDBB


    saddened to hear of the passing of Bert Kwouk who died earlier today

    His deadpan manic attacks on Peter Sellers, as Cato & Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther films were the stuff of comic legend

    RIP


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula


    "Not now Cato"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Also was in Last of the Summer Wine. When he first appeared the other old codgers described him as being a foreigner......as he was from Hull! So funny.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,011 ✭✭✭✭Johnboy1951


    Jellybaby1 wrote: »
    Also was in Last of the Summer Wine. When he first appeared the other old codgers described him as being a foreigner......as he was from Hull! So funny.

    I did not recognise the name Burt Kwouk ..... but I immediately remembered the man from Hull in Last of the Summer Wine. :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    That episode was on the box today, maybe in his honour.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Carla Lane passed away. I can't believe she was 87, I just can't! How can that be?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,637 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    Jellybaby1 wrote: »
    Carla Lane passed away. I can't believe she was 87, I just can't! How can that be?
    #Liver birds will come and get ya
    Singing Ee-ei Add-io#

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Liver Birds was good at the time, but Bread was much better. I'm glad we have the box set.


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