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  1. RolandDeschain

    Only Fools And Horses

    Gutted to hear this. RIP Boycie.
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    British Character Actors

    I just realised as well that with Una Stubbs dying, both of Peter Gilmore’s wives have now died within months of each other (Anne Stallybrass)
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    Just seen it. Sad news indeed. RIP Good-bye Aunt Sally
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    Norman Lloyd

    RIP. I think he was as famous for working on the production/associate producer side of things as much as the acting. Produced a fair amount of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. i can remember watching one made in 1957 where he played a detective and I’d had never have guessed he had lived another 64 years! So the oldest actor of the golden age of Hollywood is gone.
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    The 100 Club

    I was mistaken - from Drol's post I thought he was meaning that this centenarian had in fact died - Soulages has therefore 'unceased' to be..
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    The 100 Club

    I'm not French Drol. I picked my Deathlist name from the main character's name in 'The Dark Tower' written by Stephen King. I am from that island in the North Atlantic known as the UK. Aren't I lucky? ps - I've sadly never heard of Pierre Soulages and only now am aware of him after he has 'ceased to be'.
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    The 100 Club

    I'm sure most of you are aware but for those that aren't, veteran character actor Geoffrey Chater is 100 today.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Either that's Prince Philip under there or with the hat and the umbrellas could it be Oswald Cobblepot?
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    British Character Actors

    Regarding Ronald Pickup, I just saw his first role was in Dr Who's The Reign of Terror playing the physician. Also one of the growing number of cast members to depart who were in Zulu Dawn. Very impressive list of credits all round really. RIP
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    Christopher Plummer

    RIP to an acting legend. It always surprises me when famous people die who were busy, appeared healthy into their 90s, and stayed relevant right up to the point they, err, do die. Kind of like Christopher Lee. I thought Chris Plummer would have been one of those going in his late 90s. Apart from Julie Andrews was he the last surviving adult cast member of The Sound Of Music? I know he did outlive 2 of the Van Trapp child actors.
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    50. Captain Tom Moore

    RIP to a decent bloke. I thought when he had pneumonia that he didn’t have too long left but 100 is a great age and he will be well remembered.
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    Tom Baker

    What with Covid being a thing since March 2020, I am assuming this photo precedes this time (the lack of social distancing would be frowned upon especially with an octogenarian in attendance?) I also have read that Big Finish sometimes record their product years in advance of them being released/ having a press release so the photo isn't as helpful in that regard.
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    The Stars Of B-cinema

    Yep - she’d not been well for a long time really so her death while sad/surprising wasn’t too unexpected and 89 is not a bad age at all really considering. End of an era really with Hammer though - all the prolific producers, directors, scriptwriters and stars now gone from the late 1950s to early 1970s Golden Age.
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    The Stars Of B-cinema

    Very good looking woman as well and never gave a bad performance. Would have made a good 60s/70s Who companion in my opinion. It’s a shame her Who story was a bit sub-par being the so-so Planet of Fire but it did introduce us to Peri so I’m not too disparaging of it!
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    The Stars Of B-cinema

    I had mentioned her before on here probably over a year ago. I know she did have a stroke over a decade ago and the last time I saw her was being interviewed on that Horror 3 part series with Mark Gattis and on a documentary about the 1974 film 'Ghost Story' which also featured a number of people mentioned on here like Murray Melvin and Marianne Faithfull. RIP to the last of the Hammer horror greats.
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    How many hits this year (Pauls version)

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    How Many Hits This Year? 2021

    21 - I'm optimistic
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    British Science Fiction Series

    That's 2 from The Space Museum going in short succession...
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    How many hits this year?

    I need 2 in 3 days. Could be done I suppose..
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    Carry On Dying

    What about Ray Brooks who played the bartender in Carry On Abroad? 82 next year and his last role was also in Eastenders (13 years ago) He's well known for other stuff mainly like Mr Benn, Big Deal etc but may be considered too young and with no word on his condition the committee may cast his inclusion aside.
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    Barbara Windsor

    Apart from Jim Dale, she was really the last of the Carry on stars who appeared in a good proportion of them. It's this that I'll remember her for, not bloody Eastenders! To most now they may seem corny and low-brow but the Carry ons have their place in British culture and Barbara will be fondly remembered as being a memorable part in them. Now she joins Sid, Charles, Hattie, Bernard, Kenneth, Joan, Peter Butterworth, Kenneth and the hundreds of others that I'm too tired to name at this late hour..
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    how long till' the next hit ?

    November 21st
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    How about John Boorman? Director of Deliverance, Excalibur and Zardoz (!) - 88 in January. Richard Donner - director of Superman 1 and 2, the Lethal Weapon Series, The Lost Boys, The Omen and a lot more is 91 next year. Roger Corman - world renowned film producer is 95 next April and seems very 'death-listy' (to me anyway). Woody Allen as a long shot - 86 next year so just about at the age where he could be considered
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    The 18th death of 2020

    Leslie Philips
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    Peter Sutcliffe

    One of the only deaths on here that I'm pleased about. at least some good news for 2020. I also get genuinely angry when I think that when he was ill he could be taking up resources in hospital that could be used for good decent people. RIP to all the people he murdered, thoughts with those who he severely injured and to their families whose lives he destroyed.

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