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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beverley Keys

Model, film and TV extra, who appeared in The New Avengers.



Since yesterday I have sent material to the headquarters of the IMDb to create a page about the Beverley Keys. The new IMDb page is already online. Wink

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12818094/

Additionally, it is worth noting that Beverley's participation in The New Avengers was also mentioned in the print media, for example here:

http://132.148.53.140/Behind%20the%20Scenes/Beverley%20Keys.pdf
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! This is Beverly in The Midas Touch:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Nice! This is Beverly in The Midas Touch:


Exactly! Guided by your page, Piers, and information from Britmovie for some points.

Her musical husband John Simpkin, who plays in a Covers band called Peach, has a Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/john.simpkin.758
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMDB is so full of errors, I hardly know where to start.

For instance, Ian Colin, who was in Kill the King, was also in Dangerman as a publican but he was miscreditted as "Ian Collin", and has a second entry in IMDB under that name.

Also, they've confused the English David J. Nicholls with the Canadian Dave Nichols and put the Canadian who was in The New Avengers Complex, as the English guy, presumably because it's The New Avengers.

English David Nicolls: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0629466/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t15
Canadian Dave Nichols: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0629565/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a reason it's called "The Inaccurate Movie Database" Wink

I'm certain I've seen Unity Bevis-Jones in something I watched recently, but IMDb only seems to think she was in that Avengers episode and nothing else, ever.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
There's a reason it's called "The Inaccurate Movie Database" Wink

I'm certain I've seen Unity Bevis-Jones in something I watched recently, but IMDb only seems to think she was in that Avengers episode and nothing else, ever.



ditto..yes, they are guilty of multiple data errors..and they have been attempting to stem the tide of faulty mis information..which has accumulating
for years...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Piers, for these notes. Sadly, the current state of affairs with the IMDb shows that over long years it is still replete with many errors, chaotic editing of information (when, for example, you can make the correct edit, and someone else will correct it back to the error) and the absence of many TV and film products, including noticeable at the time (recently I updated the database with information about British old television productions and at some point I just got tired of doing it, wondering how much was missing on IMDb).

I have partially corrected the situation with our David Nichols at the IMDb and hopefully someone will not spoil it. Very Happy

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Canadian Dave Nichols, who played in The New Avengers.

Birthname: David Bruce Nichols.

Born: 16 January 1943, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Died: 3 April 2012, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David was a man of many diverse talents; actor, broadcaster, author, pilot, sailor and singer. Son of the B.M. and Maxine (Sutherland) Nichols, he was brought up in the Shipyard and attended Argyle, Woodill and Sydney Academy where in 1959 was elected as the first Head Boy. David was a member of the first graduating class of the “new” Academy.

Before coming in Montreal, first as a booth announcer, in 1968 David worked at the CBC's radio Station in his home city, Sydney, Nova Scotia, where he did a lot of everything. David duties included a morning show and, at mid-day, spinning a program of classical music for which he has not without qualification. He studied voice (he is a baritone) for six years during three of which he had a music scholarship to Mount Allison University. "But then," he says, "I got bitten by the radio-television thing, because I guess it came fairly easy and the voice training sort of went by the boards." And all along while jouncing around the Maritimes, at the CBC in Halifax and St. Johns before his return, briefly, to Sydney, David had it in mind to be working in Montreal or Toronto. In this city, at 28, he has plainly and by his own admission grabbed onto the brass ring. His Hourglass obligation, besides earning him a living wage, has propelled him into jobs acting in, or as a voice-over for, commercials (the most recent being for Molson's) for which he is of course well paid. From these various sources, one gathers, he makes enough to keep his wife, Beverlee, and their infant son from the poorhouse.

Now, IMDb page for our David is following: Wink

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0629565/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progress.

William Swan

Actor and stage director.

Played steward in the Avengers episode Mission to Montreal (1962).



Birthname: William Frederick Swan.

Born: 1937, Taunton, Somerset, England.

He was still with us in 2000.

Although only two TV works with William are listed on the IMDb, he has at least also appeared on TV series Rob Roy (1961), The Army Game and Emergency Ward 10.

Information will soon posted on IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2642005/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Progress.

William Swan

Actor and stage director.

Played steward in the Avengers episode Mission to Montreal (1962).



Birthname: William Frederick Swan.


Born: 1937, Taunton, Somerset, England.

He was still with us in 2000.

Although only two TV works with William are listed on the IMDb, he has at least also appeared on TV series Rob Roy (1961), The Army Game and Emergency Ward 10.

Information will soon posted on IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2642005/




if he's still here in 2021, he's around 84, 85 ?

not much of a acting resume
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
There's a reason it's called "The Inaccurate Movie Database" Wink

I'm certain I've seen Unity Bevis-Jones in something I watched recently, but IMDb only seems to think she was in that Avengers episode and nothing else, ever.


LOL....been a while, since I've heard it..called that....

on the flip....if you go to their site, bios...and type in my name..it spits out some work I did.....too funny...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
if he's still here in 2021, he's around 84, 85 ?

not much of a acting resume


William Swan mainly worked in the field of theater, and if he is with us, yes he's around 84, 85. He has a brother Richard (b. 1947) and a sister Barbara (b. 1929). Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks to Tom Lingwood, the researcher in the Doctor Who fandom, for details about the next actors in our series (it is worth saying that Tom provided me with the documents, so that I had no doubts Very Happy ):

1. Leon Lissek

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



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

1) The first piece of evidence was on Ancestry, where in the recording of Heather Canning (Leon's deceased wife), pointed 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.


Now, new information from Tom Lingwood:

Born: 19 January 1939 in Australia.

I updated Wikipedia for Leon Lissek page (hopefully his year of birth will not be changed again by 1927):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Lissek


Information sent on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0514181/


2. Barry Stanton

Actor, who played Packer in TNA episode "Hostage" (1977).



Born: 18 February 1940 in Manchester, England, UK (new information is day and month).

Information sent on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0822719/
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Many thanks to Tom Lingwood, the researcher in the Doctor Who fandom, for details about the next actors in our series (it is worth saying that Tom provided me with the documents, so that I had no doubts Very Happy ):

1. Leon Lissek

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



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



1) The first piece of evidence was on Ancestry, where in the recording of Heather Canning (Leon's deceased wife), pointed 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.


Now, new information from Tom Lingwood:

Born: 19 January 1939 in Australia.




I updated Wikipedia for Leon Lissek page (hopefully his year of birth will not be changed again by 1927):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Lissek


Information sent on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0514181/


2. Barry Stanton

Actor, who played Packer in TNA episode "Hostage" (1977).





Born: 18 February 1940 in Manchester, England, UK (new information is day and month).

Information sent on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0822719/





Thanks for the update..btw, not a big fan of that TNA episode...
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mousemeat wrote:
Thanks for the update..btw, not a big fan of that TNA episode...


Well, Hostage is rather out of place in the New Avengers style, more reminiscent of a straightforward routine thriller (reminds me in some ways of Who Was That Man I Saw You With?).
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks to Tom Lingwood, the researcher in the Doctor Who fandom, who provided me with information about the Australian database NAA in which I found the following:

1. Gillian Bowden

Dancer, who appeared as a devotee in the Avengers episode "Warlock" (1963).



Birth Name: Gillian Laurence Bowden.

Born: 15 July 1940, Cheshire, England, UK (new information is day and month).

Information sent on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1477872/


2. Don Archell

Started as a singer, then worked a film extra, before becoming a tour manager, which included valeting for Rod Stewart and being PA to Tom Jones.

Appeared in some Avengers episodes.

Born: 10 February 1932, London, England, UK (new information is day).

Information sent on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0033628/


3. Scott Tyler

Actor

This was mentioned in New Zealand TV Weekly (29 April, 1968) that Scott participated in The Avengers:

http://www.lonely.geek.nz/kiwi-tv/index.php/history-mainmenu-50/channel-check/2698-1968-04-29-channel-check

People who have played in episodes of popular TV series seem to be common visitors these days. Take Auckland-born Scott Tyler, for example-now heading back for a film job in Rome, with a Riptide episode to do for Australian TV on the way. Scott, seen while on holiday here in The Late Show has had parts in The Avengers, The Saint, The Forsythe Saga, F.B.I. and The Wild, Wild West, apart from playing important roles in London‘s West End theatre productions.

New information:
Born: 10 February 1943, Auckland, New Zealand.

Information sent on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5783443


4. Patrick McCarville

War correspondent, writer, ex-actor, journalist and many other.

This was mentioned in several newspapers that Patrick participated as actor in The Avengers.

Resume about Patrick: http://www.celebrityspeakers.com.au/patrick-mccarville/
Interesting article about Patrick: https://www.thefreelibrary.com/WHISKEY+WIZARD+OF+OZ%3B+Irishman+Pat+brings+a+taste+of+the+old+country...-a060433565

IMDb lists his many Australian works and almost nothing from the UK. Sad He played in TV series Emergency Ward 10 (briefly as Dr McNamara), Z Cars (he wrote for this TV series some scripts too), Softly Softly and many others.



Worked in Irish Whiskey Information Bureau from 1996 to 2006.



Moved to Australia in 1967.

Born: 6 September 1936, Dublin, Ireland (new information is birthdate).

Information sent on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0565448/
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Philip Chambers

Scriptwriter of The Nutshell and The Outside-In Man.

Birthname: John Philip Chambers.

Born: 12 September 1936 in England, UK (most likely in Halifax, Yorkshire).

Died on 13 March 1987 in England, UK.

More details: http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=4140

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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1263012
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Yvette Herries

Actress, dancer, singer and drama teacher, her participation in The Avengers was uncredited on screen.

One of her appearing in The Avengers is episode Box of Tricks (1963). Yvette as Club Hostess.



Maiden name: Yvette Harries-Jones (middle name starts with letter P)

Died on 13 October 2019 in England, UK (passed away peacefully at home)

Married to Dr. William Warnock. Two sons, actors Craig Warnock and Grant Ashley.


More details: http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3809

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Philip Harrison

Production designer of the Avengers episodes The Mauritius Penny (1962), The Nutshell (1963), The White Elephant (1964) and The Wringer (1964).

Born: 30 August 1936, Midhurst, Sussex, England, UK (new information is day and month).

Information sent on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365812

P.S./ Philip keeps a long-term relationship with Brenda Roberson, props buyer and assistant to production designer.
https://www.facebook.com/brenda.roberson.507
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Philip Harrison

Production designer of the Avengers episodes The Mauritius Penny (1962), The Nutshell (1963), The White Elephant (1964) and The Wringer (1964).

Born: 30 August 1936, Midhurst, Sussex, England, UK (new information is day and month).

Information sent on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365812

P.S./ Philip keeps a long-term relationship with Brenda Roberson, props buyer and assistant to production designer.
https://www.facebook.com/brenda.roberson.507




Thanks for the updates, Denis. I'm getting a real education on the behind the scenes, (so to speak) personnel who were apart of the series, etc..THANKS AGAIN!...
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Jennifer Wood

Actress, played in the Avengers episode The Secrets Broker (1964).



Born: 7 July 1942 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK (new information is day and month).

Information sent on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0939783

Unfortunately, on Louise Sinclair (Jennifer's daughter) Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/louise.sinclair.5209 , I found out that actress passed away years ago. To find out more information, I sent to Louise a private message. Hopefully Louise will answer.
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