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37 minutes ago, msc said:

Helen McCrory has died of cancer aged 52. Actress in everything - Skyfall, Harry Potter films, Quiz, Dark Materials, The Queen, Penny Dreadful etc etc. That's a shock!

Helen McCrory dead - Peaky Blinders and James Bond star dies aged 52 - Mirror Online

 

Huge surprise. An actress who's really been at the top of her game over the past decade, as you say, been in everything. Peaky Blinders obviously what she's probably most famous for these days, but she was great as a veiled Theresa May-esque figure in Roadkill last year on BBC1. Great shame she's been cut down in her prime.

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I wasn't overly familiar with her work but definitely know the name, very sad and shocking news.

 

Along with Paul Ritter, that's two shock deaths within the past month of actors seemingly at the top of their game who have both appeared in Harry Potter and James Bond films. I don't believe in the law of threes, but it does make you wonder, who next?

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Who does that leave? Ralph Fiennes?

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6 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Who does that leave? Ralph Fiennes?

 

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Most significant death this year? 

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5 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Who does that leave? Ralph Fiennes?

 

Had me going to imdb to check if Julian Glover had added Harry Potter to his collection (only name actor to appear in Bond, Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr Who, The Avengers and Game of Thrones) and yep, he was the voice of the giant spider in the second film.

 

Mind you, as he turned 86 a few weeks ago, he might not count as being in his prime anymore, though apparently he's still acting. Which is cool.

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1 minute ago, msc said:

 

Had me going to imdb to check if Julian Glover had added Harry Potter to his collection (only name actor to appear in Bond, Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr Who, The Avengers and Game of Thrones) and yep, he was the voice of the giant spider in the second film.

 

Mind you, as he turned 86 a few weeks ago, he might not count as being in his prime anymore, though apparently he's still acting. Which is cool.

Misread your answer and thought Ralph Fiennes was 86 and I have felt in a space-time distorsion Where we would be in 2050

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5 hours ago, msc said:

Helen McCrory has died of cancer aged 52. Actress in everything - Skyfall, Harry Potter films, Quiz, Dark Materials, The Queen, Penny Dreadful etc etc. That's a shock!

 

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And she was Damian Lewis' wife. McCrory married Lewis in 2007 and they had two children. They met in 2003 when they were both starring at a theater production in London. They had recently raised over one million pounds to give health workers restaurant meals during the pandemic. Damian was the person to announce the sad news on Twitter. He said: "I'm heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family".

A talented couple.

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9 hours ago, MariNisia said:

 

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And she was Damian Lewis' wife. McCrory married Lewis in 2007 and they had two children. They met in 2003 when they were both starring at a theater production in London. They had recently raised over one million pounds to give health workers restaurant meals during the pandemic. Damian was the person to announce the sad news on Twitter. He said: "I'm heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family".

A talented couple.

Tomorrow on BBC1 is the television premiere of Bill the Horrible Histories movie which Lewis & McCrory helped to produce. They both appear she as Queen Elizabeth.  It is very funny but often overlooked 

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She played Kate Garraway's "are you ok?" with a classy straight bat in an interview six weeks ago. I'm thinking Kate would have been slightly less reticent had the shoe been on the other foot. RIP, she seemed both a talented and good person, reading between the lines of her luvvie friends' and relations' gushing tributes. She had one of those 'not beautiful yet interesting' faces, like Anna Maxwell Martin, Zoe Wanamaker, Nicola Walker and Miriam Margolyes . I still have never seen Peaky Blinders, but not out of stubbornness.

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I can't see anything on news sites but this guy seems important enough for John Barrowman to post on his Instagram.

 

Anthony Powell has died aged 85 . He was a costume designer for many West End shows including Anything Goes which John was on.

 

His Wikipedia tells me he has won three Academy Awards for his work. Films he has worked on include two Indiana Jones films, Hook, The Ninth Gate...I could go on.

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Breaking News: Walter Mondale is DEAD at 93 years old! 

That is now 7 out of 50 gone in the year of 2021! 

The Death List needs to updated! 

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3 hours ago, LadySeed said:

Breaking News: Walter Mondale is DEAD at 93 years old! 

That is now 7 out of 50 gone in the year of 2021! 

The Death List needs to updated! 

FFS.  He's still warm. Give us a bit of time. 

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1 minute ago, Paul Bearer said:

FFS.  He's still warm. Give us a bit of time. 

Sorry, I'm here looking at the news headlines ready to hook him up to a formaldehyde cocktail. LMAO! :rip:

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4 hours ago, LadySeed said:

Breaking News: Walter Mondale is DEAD at 93 years old! 

That is now 7 out of 50 gone in the year of 2021! 

The Death List needs to updated

 

57 minutes ago, Paul Bearer said:

FFS.  He's still warm. Give us a bit of time.

 

It'd be a shame to wake 'em at this hour. :P

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12 hours ago, LadySeed said:

Breaking News: Walter Mondale is DEAD at 93 years old! 

That is now 7 out of 50 gone in the year of 2021! 

The Death List needs to updated! 

Bloody hell you're impatient

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Monte Hellman, the American film director, producer and editor of films as

"The shooting" and "The cockfighter" dies at 91.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/entertainment/monte-hellman-two-lane-blacktop-231744476

 

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The cult director (admired for Quentin Tarantino) gained practical experience in the late 1950s as an assistant editor for television. It was on this occasion that Hellman met producer Roger Corman, who is known for promoting many talent.

 

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He said: "I just did it, and I probably made more mistakes than the average person who makes a first film".

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Twitter remains a source of wonder, revealing that burlesque performer and long term DDP Pick Tempest Storm has sashayed off the stage. There's actually news reports as well...ah well.

 

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43 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Twitter remains a source of wonder, revealing that burlesque performer and long term DDP Pick Tempest Storm has sashayed off the stage. There's actually news reports as well...ah well.

 

Good one.

Obligatory one sentence yahoo QO is already out as well, hit for two teams:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/burlesque-legend-tempest-storm-dies-065438101.html

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1 minute ago, gcreptile said:

Good one.

Obligatory one sentence yahoo QO is already out as well, hit for two teams:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/burlesque-legend-tempest-storm-dies-065438101.html

Yeah, I posted that in the DDP thread some moments ago. ;)

 

Alas, my teams seem resilient to pandemic, old age, illness and Qualifying Obits. :rant:

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2 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Twitter remains a source of wonder, revealing that burlesque performer and long term DDP Pick Tempest Storm has sashayed off the stage. There's actually news reports as well...ah well.

 

WTF !!! Everyone I dropped of my list at the last minute happens to die but I only have 4 hits ? RIP nevertheless...

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