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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Whilst this isn’t untrue in general (particularly on social media and in the tabloids), *most* of the members on DL have been pretty measured and constructive in their criticism of them. Throwing in the odd joke/meme doesn’t constitute as “bile spewing” or “deeply uncomfortable” in my books.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2022

    Cos she's famous, for being ill.
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    Art For Death's Sake

    That won’t stop the Twitterati Illuminati-watchers citing it as “evidence” though.
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    9. Murray Walker

    Interesting, didn't know that either. Were all ENSA entertainers enlisted servicemen/women though?
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    9. Murray Walker

    Didn't consider him when I went through the Wiki list to be honest but I tend to agree. The BBC Controllers used to be quite prominent in nature, making frequent televised appearances/statements. Particularly when there was long-running disputes about content, à la old bag Mary Whitehouse.
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    9. Murray Walker

    Ah ace, didn't realise Dr. Legg served! Another borderline name is Ian Hamilton who stole the stone of destiny. Borderline because everybody knows about the incident and knows they were uni students but most couldn't name them individually. I think Jill Knight is the only remaining recognisable (or rather infamous) political name who served. Just 3 other MPs: Patrick Duffy, Ben Ford and Eric Cockeram. Vets but not widely known. Members of the Lords (post-1999 reform), just 2: Lord Christopher and Baroness Sharples. Again, not widely known. Trying to find out if Pete Murray (Radio Luxembourg/BBC/Eurovision et al.) served but not finding anything. I keep forgetting that he's alive... would we consider him DL worthy?
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    9. Murray Walker

    Following Murray's death, I reckon that leaves just a few British household names who served in WWII: *June Brown *Queen Elizabeth II *Prince Philip *Leslie Phillips At a push... *Jill Knight *William Russell Anyone else?
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    James Bond 007 (Connery/Moore/Villains etc)

    Haha! Well I suppose that's one way to look at it. I don't think the portrayal is at all flattering though given that up until the 60s (and arguably well into the 70s), gay people were only ever portrayed on screen in three ways – the camp/femme/comical type character, the tragic/unsettled/suicidal character or the villain/evil doer. There were never any gay people portrayed in Bond up until that point – that was the first (and the last?) and it doesn't look comfortable looking back at it. They're absolutely bankrupt of any morals and are portrayed as total sneaks in the film, murdering old ladies to steal diamonds etc. I'm not sure how similar they were in Fleming's book, but regardless of whether their characterisation on screen was his invention or the studio's, it was typical of the era. This is quite a fascinating topic but it's seldom discussed, probably because people find it embarrassing/hard to look back at, but I thoroughly recommend The Celluloid Closet (wiki), a documentary which shows 100s of clips in cinema from the 1910s up to the 1990s, narrated by Lily Tomlin and featuring interviews with the likes of Tony Curtis, Harvey Fierstein, Gore Vidal, Quentin Crisp etc. Really interesting watch! On the slapping of women in the films, yes I find it uncomfy too. I personally don't believe in tampering with old films, but I imagine if the Bond films ever make it on to a streaming platform, a few of sexist remarks, face slaps and cliches will be omitted. It doesn't fundamentally alter the story but I still believe in film preservation. Cinema should try to be understood in the perspective of when it was made rather than aligning historical films with 21st century norms.
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    Shadow Lists

    Very impressive QR!
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    James Bond 007 (Connery/Moore/Villains etc)

    Two characters who definitely wouldn't be PC nowadays though! A humorous and yet slightly odd demise for both of them... one set on fire then throws himself off the cruise liner, the other blows up after having a bomb strapped between his crotch by Bond. Diamonds are Forever and A View to a Kill stand out as the more comical amongst the Bond films. Probably why the critics hated them.
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    University Presidents?

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    James Bond 007 (Connery/Moore/Villains etc)

    So thought I'd take a look at who's still around from the Connery-era Bond films given that we've recently lost quite a few actors from these movies (including Sir Sean himself!) By no means a complete list but I think I've included everyone with a title credit in a major role, plus one or two uncredited notables who should be on the radar. Living actors from the Connery Bond films Sorted by oldest first, number in brackets is age they're turning in 2021. André Maranne (95) Thunderball DIED 12 APRIL 2021 David de Keyser (94) Diamonds Are Forever DIED 20 FEBRUARY 2021 Bruce Glover (89) Diamonds Are Forever Tsai Chin (88) You Only Live Twice George Roubicek (86) You Only Live Twice Ursula Andress (85) Dr. No Shirley Eaton (84) Goldfinger Luciana Paluzzi (84) Thunderball Marguerite LeWars (83) Dr. No Michael Chow (82) You Only Live Twice Akiko Wakabayashi (82) You Only Live Twice Aliza Gur (81) From Russia with Love Jill St. John (81) Diamonds Are Forever Martine Beswick (80) From Russia with Love / Thunderball (different characters) Putter Smith (80) Diamonds Are Forever Daniela Bianchi (79) From Russia with Love Mie Hama (78) You Only Live Twice Lana Wood (75) Diamonds Are Forever Trina Parks (74) Diamonds Are Forever note: haven't included Lola Larson who played "Bambi" opposite Parks' "Thumper" cos I can't find any evidence that she's alive! Ronald Rich (unknown) You Only Live Twice note: can't find his age anywhere but still alive according to Toby Hadoke on Twitter in 2020, he reported that he wrote to him in 2013 and he was in failing health then!
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    Shadow Lists

    Ian St. John Rush Limbaugh Carlos Menem Leon Spinks Larry King Murray Walker 6/50
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    9. Murray Walker

    Turn on their news channel. They have a pre-prepared obit rolling now.
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    9. Murray Walker

    BBC News just announced it on their TV channel. Express obit.
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    Time Added

    You don't know that. It depends what it's for. Philip had a minor heart procedure and had an infection. Smith could have just had major brain surgery for all we know. Edit: Me and @drol are clearly telepathically linked.
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    Military commanders

    Telegraph death notice for Lt-Cdr Michael Hordern, who has died aged 101. Local paper discussing his 99th birthday a few years back. Nearly died shortly before this birthday after a mobility scooter crash, after which he had to be airlifted to hospital! Pretty remarkable life. Served as a Lieutenant Commander of the Fleet during World War II. News to me that Britain had anyone that high up the command chain from WWII still kicking about. Perhaps there are others?
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    British Character Actors

    Does he/has he attended conventions? I'm not a DW fan so I don't know too much about the writing history but a similar thing happened with many cast members of the original Star Wars trilogy. They got next to nothing because the budget was so tight but because it exploded into the most successful film franchise of all time, they more than made up for their shortcomings from conventions, interviews, other appearances etc. At the Star Wars Celebration ~5 years ago in London bit part/background cast members were charging 10, 20, 30+ quid a pop for an autograph or photo. And the lines were huge!
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    British Character Actors

    Hmm he seems to have had roles in The Saint, Z-Cars etc. so I've added him also! A sigh of relief for only making this list 90+... I was originally considering 80+. There are so many names from British television over 90 still around. Proportionally more than Hollywood I reckon!
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    British Character Actors

    Good finds. Added them to that big list I made with some recurring appearances in notable series. I've also added Barbara Clegg who appears to be (or was) married to the above Michael Godley! Clegg best known for her writing contributions ofc, but also had a recurring acting role in Emergency Ward 10. I'll go have a look through Ancestry, see if I can find anything more but it would appear that they're all alive.
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    Big Brother

    Questing is of course, are they of Grahame herself, or have they just used generic pictures of a bad anorexia case from Google?
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    Big Brother

    Those pictures are shocking.
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    World's Oldest

    I wonder what's keeping her so lucid. She has a bit of the "I like to fuck on the first date" look about her.
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    Political Frailty

    David Wolfson, Baron Wolfson of Sunningdale (wiki), Conservative life peer and businessman, dead at 85 after a battle with dementia. Member of the House of Lords from 1991 to 2017. Also of note, Chairman of Next plc. from 1990 to 1998. Times obit.
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    University Presidents?

    There doesn't need to be when in 100% of cases they can be covered elsewhere by what they're primarily known for. So Stephen Fry in comedians or Hollywood possibilities... or his own thread when the time comes for him to have one (if he doesn't already have one because of his manic depression/obesity).

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