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Twitter showbizzy type peoples posting that Sheila White (Oliver/IClaudius/Confessions films) has died.  No official source yet.

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Given it''s theatre critics and actors (Robin Askwith is on twitter!), likely to be sadly true. Between Claudius (she played his wife Messalina that got her head chopped off), the Lynda la Plante link, the Confessions stuff, Oliver (is that cast cursed?), being Sharon Watts's mum on Eastenders, and Poldark, a proper obit *ought* to be up before end of the day.

 

 

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87 year old Belfast born James Greene, in things from Colditz, Mapp And Lucia, Chocky, Doctor Who, etc etc looking extremely well on Doctors this afternoon.

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Diana Sowle, forever to be remembered as Mrs. Bucket in 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory', has died.  She was 88.  Sowle was the last remaining major adult actor from the film.  Only a few Oompa Loompas and the child actors remain, I believe.

 

https://uk-reports.com/willy-wonka-the-chocolate-factory-actress-diana-sowle-dies-aged-88/

 

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2 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Diana Sowle, forever to be remembered as Mrs. Bucket in 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory', has died.  She was 88.  Sowle was the last remaining major adult actor from the film.  Only a few Oompa Loompas and the child actors remain, I believe.

 

https://uk-reports.com/willy-wonka-the-chocolate-factory-actress-diana-sowle-dies-aged-88/

 

Thread's for British actors...or am I wrong?

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1 minute ago, YoungWillz said:

Thread's for British actors...or am I wrong?

Just realizing she was American.  Will re-post it elsewhere

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Here are the ten earliest surviving winners of the Evening Standard Theatre Award for the best actor. No real surprises in here but all worth keeping an eye on. The gaps probably say more than the names towards the bottom of this list

 

ACTORS

1961       Christopher Plummer

1965       Ian Holm

1966       Albert Finney

1980       Tom Courtenay

1983       Derek Jacobi

1984       Ian McKellern

1985       Anthony Sher

1987       Michael Gambon

1998       Kevin Spacey

1999       Stephen Dillane

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and of course the corresponding list for Actresses

 

1961       Vanessa Redgrave

1962       Maggie Smith

1963       Joan Plowright

1965       Eileen Atkins

1969       Rosemary Harris

1973       Janet Suzmann

1974       Claire Bloom

1977       Alison Steadman

1978       Kate Nelligan

1980       Judy Dench

 

It is worth noting that this list ends 19 years before the Actors list. Maybe the cliche of the old drunken actor is not as cliched as perhaps thought

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Death Notice for David Conville, actor who is probably best known for playing George Hope-Wynne in Surgical Spirit: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-uk/obituary.aspx?n=david-henry-conville&pid=190848481

 

Also appeared in Coronation Street, Yes, Prime Minister and the John Cleese vehicle Clockwise. Directed The Mousetrap on the London stage and ironically wrote an episode of The Play On One entitled Obituaries.

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0176620/

 

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10 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Death Notice for David Conville, actor who is probably best known for playing George Hope-Wynne in Surgical Spirit: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-uk/obituary.aspx?n=david-henry-conville&pid=190848481

 

Also appeared in Coronation Street, Yes, Prime Minister and the John Cleese vehicle Clockwise. Directed The Mousetrap on the London stage and ironically wrote an episode of The Play On One entitled Obituaries.

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0176620/

 

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One of the few surviving cast from Curse of the Werewolf. Perhaps folk will be looking to Yvonne Romain and Renny Lister in their 2019 lists. Lister is Kenneth Cope's wife and meant to be in worse health than the COPD afflicted Mr Hopkirk.

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On ‎11‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 14:08, YoungWillz said:

87 year old Belfast born James Greene, in things from Colditz, Mapp And Lucia, Chocky, Doctor Who, etc etc looking extremely well on Doctors this afternoon.

I could have sworn he died a couple of weeks ago :huh:

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Just as a dump for the other interesting pics in that Mail thing on the September 2018 memorial thing for Peter Hall.

 

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Peter Bowles (1936) looking like he'll be around for a bit.

 

But Michael Gambon not looking brilliant...

 

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Rest (about 30 photos) here.

 

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Adrian Hall, from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, is 60 today! :birthday:

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On 27/12/2018 at 00:46, msc said:

Just as a dump for the other interesting pics in that Mail thing on the September 2018 memorial thing for Peter Hall.

 

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Peter Bowles (1936) looking like he'll be around for a bit.

 

But Michael Gambon not looking brilliant...

 

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Rest (about 30 photos) here.

 

Michael Gambon is looking more and more like Sir Les Patterson.

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45 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Death reported by his son of W Morgan Sheppard aged 86:

Hawk The Slayer, Star Trek, Doctor Who (The Impossible Astronaut) etc.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0792003/

 

Big loss, great actor. At one point it seemed like he was in every single US show going.

 

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3 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Death reported by his son of W Morgan Sheppard aged 86:

Hawk The Slayer, Star Trek, Doctor Who (The Impossible Astronaut) etc.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0792003/

 

Can't help but be reminded of his turn as Dr. Ira Graves on Star Trek: The Next Generation where his character beats death after he transfers his personality into Data.

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7 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

 

Can't help but be reminded of his turn as Dr. Ira Graves on Star Trek: The Next Generation where his character beats death after he transfers his personality into Data.

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IRA Graves?

 

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

Melvyn Hayes is 84 today! :birthday:

 

Impressive, because, as this pic shows, he was awfie frail in the 80s...

 

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