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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:02 pm    Post subject: guest star Reply with quote

So who would you considered to be the greatest-or-most -interesting guest star...or character actor, to appear in the Emma Era ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, that's a hard one! Phillip Madoc is always great value and his appearance in The Correct Way to Kill is no exception but I think he's pipped at the post by Peter Wyngarde who is always Shakespeareanly arch and evil; or Peter Cushing who is understatedly villainous, you can practically feel the evil in his character.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter Wyngarde is a definite for John Cartney (A Touch of Brimstone) and Stewart Kirby (Epic).

Peter Bowles always a great villain (Dial a Deadly Number & Escape in Time).

Julian Glover was the eternal suave bad guy (Two's A Crowd & The Living Dead).
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Peter Wyngarde is a definite for John Cartney (A Touch of Brimstone) and Stewart Kirby (Epic).

Peter Bowles always a great villain (Dial a Deadly Number & Escape in Time).

Julian Glover was the eternal suave bad guy (Two's A Crowd & The Living Dead).


all great choices....myself, I'll go with Wyngarde....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a good question. Of course, the “greatest” or “most interesting” is a subjective evaluation and, honestly, how can we limit it to just one?? Since it’s just my opinion, I’ll list my favorite actors. They’re not necessarily famous but are those that I believe portrayed their characters beautifully, or at least well enough to leave a lasting impression on me. I never tire of seeing them in repeated viewings of the episodes.

Allen Cutherbertson (Death at Bargain Prices and Death’s Door)
Barrie Ingham (You Have Just Been Murdered)
Cecil Parker (The £50,000 Breakfast)
Charles Tingwell (The Return of the Cybernauts)
Charlotte Rampling (The Superlative Seven)
Christopher Benjamin (How to Succeed….At Murder and Never, Never Say Die)
Colin Jeavons (A Touch of Brimstone and The Winged Avenger)
David Kernan (Quick-Quick Slow Death and Never, Never Say Die)
Freddie Jones (Who’s Who???)
Jeremy Lloyd (From Venus With Love)
John Laurie (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station)
John Phillips (The Hidden Tiger)
Michael Gough (The Correct Way to Kill)
Nicholas Courtney (Mission…Highly Improbable)
Patrick Kavanagh (The Forget-Me-Knot)
Paul Eddington (Something Nasty in the Nursery)
Peter Barkworth (The Correct Way to Kill)
Peter Bowles (Dial a Deadly Number and Escape in Time)
Peter Cushing (The Return of the Cybernauts)
Peter Jeffrey (The Joker)
Peter Wyngarde ((A Touch of Brimstone)
Philip Madoc (The Correct Way to Kill)
Terence Alexander (The Town of No Return and The Correct Way to Kill)

Attribute the length of the list to the fact that, despite being geographically small, Britain has produced an inordinate number of talented actors and actresses, far out of proportion to its size.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J.Mac3 wrote:
What a good question. Of course, the “greatest” or “most interesting” is a subjective evaluation and, honestly, how can we limit it to just one?? Since it’s just my opinion, I’ll list my favorite actors. They’re not necessarily famous but are those that I believe portrayed their characters beautifully, or at least well enough to leave a lasting impression on me. I never tire of seeing them in repeated viewings of the episodes.

Allen Cutherbertson (Death at Bargain Prices and Death’s Door)
Barrie Ingham (You Have Just Been Murdered)
Cecil Parker (The £50,000 Breakfast)
Charles Tingwell (The Return of the Cybernauts)
Charlotte Rampling (The Superlative Seven)
Christopher Benjamin (How to Succeed….At Murder and Never, Never Say Die)
Colin Jeavons (A Touch of Brimstone and The Winged Avenger)
David Kernan (Quick-Quick Slow Death and Never, Never Say Die)
Freddie Jones (Who’s Who???)
Jeremy Lloyd (From Venus With Love)
John Laurie (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station)
John Phillips (The Hidden Tiger)
Michael Gough (The Correct Way to Kill)
Nicholas Courtney (Mission…Highly Improbable)
Patrick Kavanagh (The Forget-Me-Knot)
Paul Eddington (Something Nasty in the Nursery)
Peter Barkworth (The Correct Way to Kill)
Peter Bowles (Dial a Deadly Number and Escape in Time)
Peter Cushing (The Return of the Cybernauts)
Peter Jeffrey (The Joker)
Peter Wyngarde ((A Touch of Brimstone)
Philip Madoc (The Correct Way to Kill)
Terence Alexander (The Town of No Return and The Correct Way to Kill)

Attribute the length of the list to the fact that, despite being geographically small, Britain has produced an inordinate number of talented actors and actresses, far out of proportion to its size.




Jmac, wow, well thought out answer...Enjoyed going over your post..

thanks again....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great choices JMac, but don't forget;
Christopher Lee (Never never say die)
Roy Kinnear (The hour that never was, See through man)
Athene Seyler (Maneater of Surrey Green)
Judy Parfitt (Escape in time)
Patrick Cargill (Murder Market, Fear merchants)

It's a plethora of riches Exclamation Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
Great choices JMac, but don't forget;
Christopher Lee (Never never say die)
Roy Kinnear (The hour that never was, See through man)
Athene Seyler (Maneater of Surrey Green)
Judy Parfitt (Escape in time)
Patrick Cargill (Murder Market, Fear merchants)

It's a plethora of riches Exclamation Smile


You're absolutely spot on, cyberrich! Very well deserved additions to the list.

I also left out, Caroline Blakiston (The Grave Diggers and Postitive Negative Man.) A glaring omission considering she's involved in one of my favorite Avenger's scenes of all, when she's the keeper of the keys in Positive Negative Man. ("Uh, don't forget to return the key." Priceless!)

And, of course, Patrick Cargill's facial reaction to Diana Rigg's, "Stamina" comment in Murder Market is hilarious. He certainly deserves being on the list.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most famous guest actor has too be either Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing.

Most interesting guest performance? That could be a lot of names, both for an Avengers fan as for fans of a specific actor/actress. The Avengers had a good bit of surrealism and fantasy, getting to see your favourite actor might be more interesting than most guest roles.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Allard wrote:
The most famous guest actor has too be either Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing.

Most interesting guest performance? That could be a lot of names, both for an Avengers fan as for fans of a specific actor/actress. The Avengers had a good bit of surrealism and fantasy, getting to see your favourite actor might be more interesting than most guest roles.


And don't forget Donald Sutherland. I would put him in the "famous" category.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J.Mac3 wrote:
Allard wrote:
The most famous guest actor has too be either Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing.

Most interesting guest performance? That could be a lot of names, both for an Avengers fan as for fans of a specific actor/actress. The Avengers had a good bit of surrealism and fantasy, getting to see your favourite actor might be more interesting than most guest roles.


And don't forget Donald Sutherland. I would put him in the "famous" category.


very true....then again, his real break out role...came in the dirty dozen...MGM, 1967....
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but I don't think Sutherland is quite as famous as Lee and Cushing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Allard wrote:
Yes, but I don't think Sutherland is quite as famous as Lee and Cushing.


yup...especially in the UK.....In the States, different story..(somewhat)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christopher Lee in 'Never, Never Say Die' steals the limelight most memorably and he feels like the greatest quest star. An interesting one for me was Ronnie Barker being very eccentric in 'The Hidden Tiger' but The Avengers has so many others!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhonda wrote:
Christopher Lee in 'Never, Never Say Die' steals the limelight most memorably and he feels like the greatest quest star. An interesting one for me was Ronnie Barker being very eccentric in 'The Hidden Tiger' but The Avengers has so many others!


My goodness yes. . .how could I have omitted Ronnie Barker from my list? He was superb in his scenes in 'The Hidden Tiger'! His reaction to Mrs. Peel's comment about her cat having champagne in the morning is priceless.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

J.Mac3 wrote:
What a good question. Of course, the “greatest” or “most interesting” is a subjective evaluation and, honestly, how can we limit it to just one?? Since it’s just my opinion, I’ll list my favorite actors. They’re not necessarily famous but are those that I believe portrayed their characters beautifully, or at least well enough to leave a lasting impression on me. I never tire of seeing them in repeated viewings of the episodes.

Allen Cutherbertson (Death at Bargain Prices and Death’s Door)
Barrie Ingham (You Have Just Been Murdered)
Cecil Parker (The £50,000 Breakfast)
Charles Tingwell (The Return of the Cybernauts)
Charlotte Rampling (The Superlative Seven)
Christopher Benjamin (How to Succeed….At Murder and Never, Never Say Die)
Colin Jeavons (A Touch of Brimstone and The Winged Avenger)
David Kernan (Quick-Quick Slow Death and Never, Never Say Die)
Freddie Jones (Who’s Who???)
Jeremy Lloyd (From Venus With Love)
John Laurie (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station)
John Phillips (The Hidden Tiger)
Michael Gough (The Correct Way to Kill)
Nicholas Courtney (Mission…Highly Improbable)
Patrick Kavanagh (The Forget-Me-Knot)
Paul Eddington (Something Nasty in the Nursery)
Peter Barkworth (The Correct Way to Kill)
Peter Bowles (Dial a Deadly Number and Escape in Time)
Peter Cushing (The Return of the Cybernauts)
Peter Jeffrey (The Joker)
Peter Wyngarde ((A Touch of Brimstone)
Philip Madoc (The Correct Way to Kill)
Terence Alexander (The Town of No Return and The Correct Way to Kill)

Attribute the length of the list to the fact that, despite being geographically small, Britain has produced an inordinate number of talented actors and actresses, far out of proportion to its size.


Of those, I like Peter Bowles best in Escape in Time - (and he's maybe even more sinister in Get-A-Way, just gets better and better)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd definitely vote Wyngarde for this one. He always had that impressive, striking aura around him!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hind24V wrote:
I'd definitely vote Wyngarde for this one. He always had that impressive, striking aura around him!



and those eyes....
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and that voice!
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