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Anthony Valentine (1939-2015)

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:32 pm    Post subject: Anthony Valentine (1939-2015) Reply with quote


RIP.

Appeared in "The Bird Who Knew Too Much" and "Killer". Also much admired for his other acting work (and writing and directing) in a career of more than 60 years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34982684


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So sorry to hear that Anthony Valentine is gone. As good as he was in The Bird Who Knew Too Much he was brilliant in the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes episode, The Illustrious Client.

RIP, Anthony.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was good in an Armchair Cinema film called Tully, and in Robin of Sherwood too.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent in The Ilustrious Client in the series Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me he remains the perfect personification of A J Raffles, the Gentleman Crook. In an ATV series from the mid-'70s he so perfectly nailed the character that I've never been able to take anyone else seriously in the role. He was a very good character actor, and from what I've read he was one of the good guys of the acting profession. It's a shame that he's gone.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

J.Mac3 wrote:
So sorry to hear that Anthony Valentine is gone. As good as he was in The Bird Who Knew Too Much he was brilliant in the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes episode, The Illustrious Client.

RIP, Anthony.


sorry to learn about the passing....a solid career..
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He steals every scene he's in during the second season of the BBC's "Colditz". Unforgettable character with some sublime, slyly humorous scenes and an amazing exit from the series.

And yes, to agree with all the plaudits above, his performance in the Sherlock Holmes episode The Illustrious Client made for a more chilling and dangerous villain than Moriarty - really top notch. You actually felt Holmes had run out of ingenuity to cope with this supreme, charming monster.

An actor of a calibre very rarely seen.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
He steals every scene he's in during the second season of the BBC's "Colditz". Unforgettable character with some sublime, slyly humorous scenes and an amazing exit from the series.

And yes, to agree with all the plaudits above, his performance in the Sherlock Holmes episode The Illustrious Client made for a more chilling and dangerous villain than Moriarty - really top notch. You actually felt Holmes had run out of ingenuity to cope with this supreme, charming monster.

An actor of a calibre very rarely seen.


Very sad news.
I agree he was brilliant as Major Mohn in Colditz, with his frequent clashes with Bernard Hepton's Commandant and his performance in The Illustrious Client superbly evil.

I will also remember his wonderful playing of AJ Raffles, English gentleman cricketer and jewel thief. He also was a splendid narrator of the James Bond story The Living Daylights.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrs_emma_peel wrote:

I will also remember his wonderful playing of AJ Raffles, English gentleman cricketer and jewel thief. He also was a splendid narrator of the James Bond story The Living Daylights.
Ooh, I haven't heard it. One of my favourite Bond stories to read (the short stories always offered something different in terms of style and content, something the films sadly lack). Is it still available anywhere?

I've recently got (but not yet listened to) "Operation: Mind Crime", the Queensryche album that Tony played "Dr X" on - a true diabolical mastermind, and maybe his Avengers experience stood him in good stead!

Raffles gets repeated here occasionally, I hope they will run it again soon.
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