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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:56 am    Post subject: Ian Hendry Reply with quote

Apologies, but I didn't know about this beforehand. I watched Return of the Saint today ('Yesteday's hero')on Alibi and Ian Hendry made a guest appearance. It was sad to watch in a way as a few years earlier he had been enjoying a fairly successful film career (Repulsion, Get Carter, Theatre of blood, etc), but was now getting by with guest appearances on tv shows. Sadder still was the obvious fact that he wasn't in good health. He did enjoy the odd drink and ciggie. What was impressive though was his acting ability. He all but acted Ian Ogilvy off the screen. A much underrated actor. Annette Andre was also in this one. For the insomniacs out there, they are repeating it at 1am. Rich.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read somewhere that shorty after Ian appeared on This Is Your Life presented to Patrick Macnee, he passed away. He looked so worn then. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that "Return of the Saint" episode - it was the first one I watched when I bought the box set; Hendry's brilliant but it's very harrowing. Reminiscent of his New Avengers story in some ways.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: Ian Hendry Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
Apologies, but I didn't know about this beforehand. I watched Return of the Saint today ('Yesteday's hero')on Alibi and Ian Hendry made a guest appearance. It was sad to watch in a way as a few years earlier he had been enjoying a fairly successful film career (Repulsion, Get Carter, Theatre of blood, etc), but was now getting by with guest appearances on tv shows. Sadder still was the obvious fact that he wasn't in good health. He did enjoy the odd drink and ciggie. What was impressive though was his acting ability. He all but acted Ian Ogilvy off the screen. A much underrated actor. Annette Andre was also in this one. For the insomniacs out there, they are repeating it at 1am. Rich.


had a roller coaster type career...up/down/etc..

could certainly hold his own, with many others...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of British actors were hard drinkers - Oliver Reed, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris, Richard Burton, etc. Patrick was one of the few that sobered up in time. I think over-indulgance comes with the territory of theatre and film making. I imagine it can be a hedonistic lifestyle choice.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the DVD commentry for "Get Carter" (1971) he is dismissed as a faded star. He was given a role in "Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter" (1974) by Clemens so long as he kept off the juice. But could not keep his word. The amazing thing is that he got through two seasons on the 'Lotus Eaters' (1972/73).

This is such a shame as we was being pushed forward as one of the bright young actors of the post-war generation.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Lots of British actors were hard drinkers - Oliver Reed, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris, Richard Burton, etc. Patrick was one of the few that sobered up in time. I think over-indulgance comes with the territory of theatre and film making. I imagine it can be a hedonistic lifestyle choice.



how true...just look at the 'roster' of some of these drinkers.

it's a un real reality, or life style...

Ian never quite lived up to the critics expectations..perhaps this was one
of the reasons for the drink....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, he was drinking on The Avengers too. He just liked drinking.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No, he was drinking on The Avengers too. He just liked drinking.


He and Patrick used to be drinking buddies. There's a very funny anecdote about the day Pat quit and switched to prune juice. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I said it in another thread but he had the best career an actor can hope for, he kept on working. He worked right up until his death in 1984. He was in quite a few well regarded or cult films.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He made several movies after his tenure on the show - one of them Children of the Damned is a cult classic, another was the BAFTA-nominated Live Now Pay Later. He also appeared in another three British series were he played the lead - The Informer, The Adventures of Don Quick and The Lotus Eaters, so his IMDB entries are quite impressive.

He was also in The Hill with Sean Connery and I'd forgotten he was in Roman Polanski's Repulsion. I read too that he was considered for the Michael Caine part in Alfie.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
No, he was drinking on The Avengers too. He just liked drinking.



well...that ain't such an bad thing...I like drinking too...I guess it boils down to whether or not--one controls it, instead the other way around.

goood career...despite the roadblocks..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
No, he was drinking on The Avengers too. He just liked drinking.



well...that ain't such an bad thing...I like drinking too...I guess it boils down to whether or not--one controls it, instead the other way around.

goood career...despite the roadblocks..
As Churchill said, drink is a good servant but a poor master. I say that as one who has struggled.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:

He was also in The Hill with Sean Connery and I'd forgotten he was in Roman Polanski's Repulsion. I read too that he was considered for the Michael Caine part in Alfie.
I am a big fan of John Wyndham, and the Midwich Cuckoos was a seminal (no pun intended) SF work so the 2 B&W films derived from it are noteworthy.

"The Hill" rocked my world and gave me an early insight to the Army world, my mum (ex-military policewoman) highly rated it, so I watched it with interest, and I got to see how true to life it was later on in the Ministry of Defence. A must-see. Beautifully made.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
No, he was drinking on The Avengers too. He just liked drinking.


He and Patrick used to be drinking buddies. There's a very funny anecdote about the day Pat quit and switched to prune juice. Laughing
Do tell! Unless it's scatological of course. Prunes do have "properties"!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
mousemeat wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
No, he was drinking on The Avengers too. He just liked drinking.



..
As Churchill said, drink is a good servant but a poor master. I say that as one who has struggled.



Love this quote. It's very true! Love Winston Churchill too! I took a pictue of his statue in London. Which park is it in again? It's a very lonely pose.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favourite Winston quote....
"If you're going through hell, keep going!"

and I'll probably not quote this properly, but there was a female politician who told Churchill that if he was her husband she'd give him poison. Churchill replied, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

Brilliant!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr S wrote:
My favourite Winston quote....
"If you're going through hell, keep going!"

and I'll probably not quote this properly, but there was a female politician who told Churchill that if he was her husband she'd give him poison. Churchill replied, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

Brilliant!


Churchill delivered one of the best put downs of all time to Lady Astor when she informed him he was drunk. "Yes madam, and you are ugly, but in the morning I will be sober."
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched 'The Hill' last night. Ian's portrayal of a cold, merciless military prison guard was exceptional. There was a scene where he and the CO were having a drinking contest and Ian is literally falling down drunk. Shades of reality?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
Mr S wrote:
My favourite Winston quote....
"If you're going through hell, keep going!"

and I'll probably not quote this properly, but there was a female politician who told Churchill that if he was her husband she'd give him poison. Churchill replied, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

Brilliant!


Churchill delivered one of the best put downs of all time to Lady Astor when she informed him he was drunk. "Yes madam, and you are ugly, but in the morning I will be sober."


the guy had an endless amount of great quotes...of course, read about him in history course...and years later, saw many programs on him and his era.

how is he remembered or viewed today ?
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