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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:37 am    Post subject: Graham Crowden RIP 1922 - 2010 Reply with quote

Sad News with the passing of another great former guest actor of Classic Who

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The actor Graham Crowden has died at the age of 87.

Graham Crowden has had an expansive career in film, television and theatre. He has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and appeared in variety of films such as The Amazing Mr Blunden, Jabberwocky, For Your Eyes Only, The Company of Wolves, Out of Africa, and Calendar Girls. On television he is probably best remembered for two major roles, alongside Peter Davison as head of medical department Jock McCannon in the series A Very Peculiar Practice, and as Tom Ballard in the comedy series Waiting for God.

He was one of the actors considered to take on the role of the Fourth Doctor in Doctor Who in 1974, but felt he couldn't commit to many years in such a role. However, he did get to appear in the series in 1979 for the Season Seventeen adventure The Horns of Nimon playing Soldeed, the leader of the planet Skonnos and ally of the titular Nimon - his death throe has been considered one of the most 'memorable' in the classic series!


I have to say I really did enjoy his commentary on the Horns of Nimon DVD, and I may watch it later today in tribute to his wonderful OTT Ham performance as Soldeed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news, but he certainly did a few miles on the clock! I particularly like his work in Lindsay Anderson's trilogy of 'If', "O! Lucky Man' and 'Britannia Hospital'. A very charismatic performer indeed.
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