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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, after watching "The Charmers" again I can state that Malcolm Russell was definitely an Aussie!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I agree with Franky, 64 is not long-lived!

On the other hand, I suspect Malcolm Russell didn't live until 112! Both are very common names so the chance of having two people with the same name confused is high.


I indicated that while I am working on the topic of "long-livers", in parallel, I am conducting research for the peformers that the information seems suspicious to me. Apparently I expressed myself badly in English. Wink

As for Malcolm Russell, it is mentioned in Nottingham Journal (26 July 1939) that he South Africa native.
Yes, I made a typo, I wanted to say 2002, not 2012. Otherwise, I have provided the information correct.

I suspect his full name is George Malcolm Russell. Married actress Wynne Sheradon in 1942.

This ausstage.edu.au datebase often assumes that some performers only have been in Australia. I have studied this many times.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, I thought that maybe the details about Barbara Yu Ling are a by-product of your longevity research. She was great in The Prisoner and had time for fans, a lovely lady. It's extremely interesting finding out more about the actors especially when they are from places like Australia and South Africa which had a great input of personnel to ITV/ABC and BBC productions both in front of and behind the cameras. I believe trades union rules (at least for actors, and probably for production personnel) were less restrictive for the "former colonies" than for workers from the USA and other countries.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
dissolute wrote:
I agree with Franky, 64 is not long-lived!

On the other hand, I suspect Malcolm Russell didn't live until 112! Both are very common names so the chance of having two people with the same name confused is high.


I indicated that while I am working on the topic of "long-livers", in parallel, I am conducting research for the peformers that the information seems suspicious to me. Apparently I expressed myself badly in English. Wink

As for Malcolm Russell, it is mentioned in Nottingham Journal (26 July 1939) that he South Africa native.
Yes, I made a typo, I wanted to say 2002, not 2012. Otherwise, I have provided the information correct.

I suspect his full name is George Malcolm Russell. Married actress Wynne Sheradon in 1942.

This ausstage.edu.au datebase often assumes that some performers only have been in Australia. I have studied this many times.


There's no question about Malcolm Russell's accent, it's definitely Australian. Maybe he was born in South Africa and emigrated to Australia as a toddler or something, there's no trace of a Afrikaans accent.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a heated discussion of the topic around Malcolm Russell, back to the topic of corrections of information on the IMDb around some of the performers participating in The Avengers. Very Happy

1. Clifford Elkin

Actor.

Played Pretty Boy in Avengers episode Brought to Book (1961).



Born: 30 December 1934, Willesden, Middlesex, England, UK (not 1935).


Information will soon posted on IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0253826/


2. Eric Woofe

Actor.

Played 1st Assistant in Avengers episode The £50,000 Breakfast (1967).



Born: 31 July 1941, Auckland, New Zealand (not 1942).


Information will soon posted on IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0941177/

Used his real name Eric Woofe (Eric Woolfe is misprint).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Peter Boretski

Actor.

Played Tarnokoff in the TNA episode The Gladiators (1977).



Born: 25 May 1929, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (new information is the date of birth).


Information will soon posted on IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0096391/


2. Hedger Wallace

Actor.

Played Colonel Tomson in the TNA episode Angels of Death (1977).



Died: 30 January 2000, Fulham, London, England, UK (new information is the date of death).


Information will soon posted on IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0908669/


3. Michael McKevitt

Actor.

Played Phillips in the Avengers episode Thingumajig (1969).



Died: 14 January 2019 (new information is the date of death).


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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0571697/
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham Rigby

Actor.

Played Nat Fletcher in the Avengers episode A Change of Bait (1961).



Born: 5 January 1927 in Ulverston, Lancashire, England, UK (new information is the date of birth).


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jean-Michel Lacor

Worked as a second unit director in the TNA episodes K Is for Kill: Part 1 & 2 (1977).

Birthname: Jean-Michel Charles Lacor.

Born: 13 July 1936 in Bordeaux, France

Died: 27 September 2004, Mexico


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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0480219/
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jean-Michel Lacor

Worked as a second unit director in the TNA episodes K Is for Kill: Part 1 & 2 (1977).

Birthname: Jean-Michel Charles Lacor.

Born: 13 July 1936 in Bordeaux, France

Died: 27 September 2004, Mexico


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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0480219/



wow, I didn't know he had passed away....thanks for the update
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
denis rigg wrote:
Jean-Michel Lacor

Worked as a second unit director in the TNA episodes K Is for Kill: Part 1 & 2 (1977).

Birthname: Jean-Michel Charles Lacor.

Born: 13 July 1936 in Bordeaux, France

Died: 27 September 2004, Mexico


Information will soon posted on IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0480219/



wow, I didn't know he had passed away....thanks for the update


One interesting thing is that among the films that came out after his death, there is at least one, Mi vida dentro, that was filmed in 2005 (a year later). It looks like he was a producer at the preparatory stage of the project.
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Joanne Dainton

Actress.

Played Miss Clarke in the Avengers episode The Positive Negative Man (1967).



Birthname: Joan Anne Dainton.

And now a surprise: I learned that Joanne born in Yorkshire, England (not Winnipeg, Canada according to various film and TV books). Shocked Shocked Shocked Yes, it is even stated in the Daily Mirror (although the newspaper is often mistaken) that she was born in Canada.

So, how did I get on the trail.

For many years I wondered why I couldn't find something about early years of Joanne in the Winnipeg, if she was supposedly born there. Confused Today I found information in a newspaper that Joanne's father was British-born Rev. Archibald Stanley Dainton (1894-1975).

Archibald worked as a charter account's clerk and lived at 175 Belsize Road, Kilburn - in 1911 in Hampstead, Middlesex, England. In 1913 he immigrated from England to Canada. In 1921 he worked as a clergyman in Whitehead RM, Maniroba, Canada. On July 1, 1924 he married to Canadian-born Mary Ann Young (1896-1978) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. From 1925 to 1927 he was Reverend in a St. John’s Anglican Church (Reston, RM of Pipestone). He soon returned to England. From 1930 to 1936 he was Vicar of Holland Fen, Lincoln, and for other three years assistant to the Rector of Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire.

Interesting note from Newspaper Bucks Herald (Friday 29 May 1936):

The Rev. A. S. Dainton, who is succeeding the Rev. H. W. Sonith assistant priest in this parish, now residence at the Rectory with Mrs. Dainton and their infant daughter. Smile

Archibald Stanley Dainton (Family Tree):
https://www.geni.com/people/Archibald-Dainton/6000000052543206852

Daughter: Joan A Dainton (born in Yorkshire, United Kingdom in 1935). This is confirmed by official certificates (I checked through Ancestry).

Joanna spent her childhood in England and attended Abbey Junior School in Reading, Berkshire. Joanne told when her father, since 1939, was for seven years vicar of Littlewick, she used to travel to Reading daily.

So, Joanne (or Joan) is British-born person with British childhood, from British-born father! Very Happy

Joanne married to Ian Bestford in 1983.


The information has already been partially posted on IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0197411/
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Terence Maidment

Stuntman and actor.

Participated as the actor and stuntman in some Avengers episodes.



For many, many years, nothing was known about Terence except for his film and TV works. Unexpectedly... today, I found the following information on the IMDb: Shocked

Born: 1932 in Battersea, London, England, UK

I started doing research based on this information and got on the trail of our Terence. We now know the following:

Birthname: Terence Frederick Maidment.

Born: 28 April 1932 in Battersea, London, England, UK

Married: Jeannie Barrett on 8 October 1977.

Lives in Black Mountain, South Carolina, USA.

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/terry.maidment.12


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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0537404/
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Bill Sawyer

Stuntman

Participated in some Avengers episodes.



Born on 18 July 1924 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, UK.

Died in 1996 in Hertfordshire, England, UK.


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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0768136/
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally traced the life path of the following person (thanks to the article by link below):

https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19590123-1.2.27?ST

Haydn Ward

Actor, later doctor.

Played Painter in the Avengers episode Death on the Rocks (1962).



Birthname: Christopher Ralph Franks.

Born: 1 June 1937 in Bombai, India

Married: Angela Lucy Malleson (from 31 July 1971 to 1998). Three children.

Died: 9 May 2007


The information has already been partially posted on the IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911572/
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Finally traced the life path of the following person (thanks to the article by link below):

https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19590123-1.2.27?ST

Haydn Ward

Actor, later doctor.

Played Painter in the Avengers episode Death on the Rocks (1962).



Birthname: Christopher Ralph Franks.

Born: 1 June 1937 in Bombai, India

Married: Angela Lucy Malleson (from 31 July 1971 to 1998). Three children.

Died: 9 May 2007



The information has already been partially posted on the IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911572/







amazing cross section of actors / actresses who passed thru the program, etc..

it's been a real education..learning about 'em...I for one, am grateful for the information provided
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Weston



Birthname: Frederick Charles Wogan.

Married to Dorothy Ryan (from 1962 to present).


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard Graydon

Actor and maybe stunt double for Roland Curram in the b/w Emma Peel episode "Honey for the Prince"



Just found out that his birth name is Richard Adrian Riess.

"Graydon" is his mother's surname prior to her marriage to Percy Sidney Riess.

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Leon Lissek

Actor, who played Taxi Driver in the Avengers episode "The Forget-Me-Knot" (1968).



Just found out that Leon was born in 1939, not 1927. 12 years younger than thought all these years. Shocked

1) The first piece of evidence was on Ancestry, where in the recording of Heather Canning (Leon's deceased wife), I found the actor's birth year as 1939.

2) In Australian print media, his age is also indicated in agreement with the fact that he was born in 1939.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/262370502?searchTerm=%22leon%20lissek%22

3) Finally, his biography clearly fits into this framework.

Leon has been acting since his childhood, starting at the Kadimah, when it was in Drummond St., through his school-days at Princes Hill, and during his university year (he gave up the law course at Melbourne University about half-way through), when he was part of the Marlowe Society (late 1950s). He went to live in England in 1963.

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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0514181/

I also updated Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Lissek
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good find! He definitely doesn't look in his 40s in that episode.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the difficulty in determining his age may have been due to the fact that the actor came from Australia. I searched earlier for information about him and there was nothing about his bio - it seems that in the last year, newspapers were added to certain bases thanks to which managed to do research.

From the latest news about Leon, it is known that an interview with him was included in Limited Blu Ray Edition of Countess Dracula (1971), released on July 21st, 2021. Wink

Special Features and Technical Specs:
1080p High Definition presentation
Audio commentary with Ingrid Pitt and critics Kim Newman & Stephen Jones
Audio Commentary by Ingrid Pitt, Peter Sasdy, Jeremy Paul and Jonathan Sothcott
NEW Audio Commentary with Hammer historians Jonathan Rigby & Kevin Lyons (2021)
NEW Vampire Lover: The Life and Career of Ingrid Pitt – Visual Essay by Kat Ellinger (2021)
NEW Blood Countess: Bathory on Film – A Visual Essay By Kat Ellinger (2021)
NEW Interview with Leon Lissek discussing Countess Dracula “Immortal Countess: The Cinematic Life of Ingrid Pitt” featurette Video and Audio Interview With Ingrid Pitt
Interview with director Peter Sasdy, moderated by Marcus Hearn
Theatrical Trailer
Double Bill trailer (with Vampire Circus)
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