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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:49 am    Post subject: Peter Vaughan RIP Reply with quote

So sad to report that the legend of British TV who played Dr. Jaeger in My Wildest Dream amongst many other TV roles, has left us. I met him only a few weeks ago and will now treasure my autograph all the more.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38225796

RIP.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A superb actor.

Only guested in Porridge the once unless I'm mistaken but everyone assumes that he did the whole show as he left such a big impression.

Love him in My Wildest Dream.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was only in 3 episodes of Porridge according to the news today, which surprised me as he seemed such a fixture on the show. He was terrific in My wildest dream as well, which is one of my faves with Tara. I think his last role was in Game of thrones. I can't remember if he had any scenes with Diana. He was a great character actor. You really believed he was a villain. RIP.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news. Excellent in The Avengers but in each series he played in such as Man in a Suitcase, The Persuaders, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Thriller, Madigan...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember him best from Time Bandits, Brazil, Hornblower and Citizen Smith - as well as Porridge, of course! He was one of those great character actors who appeared in everything - The Saint, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), Adam Adamant Lives!, The Sweeney - you name it!

Never heard of Madigan though, what's that?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Never heard of Madigan though, what's that?
Madigan is a short American crime series with Richard Widmark in the lead role. The character is based on the film, Madigan, by Don Siegel, shot in 1968. If you can read French, here is a file I wrote.
http://theavengers.fr/index.php/hors-serie/annees-1970/madigan-1972-1973
Never heard of Porridge (except something I ate when I worked in Scotland!), what's that?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He had a genuine screen presence and could create a sense of menace without even speaking. My Wildest Dream is a poor(ish) episode but he plays the role of Jaeger with typical relish - and isn't even a baddy for once. RIP.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was stunning and genuinely moving in the role of the ageing butler - the father of Anthony Hopkins's character - in the wonderful film The Remains of the Day.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis wrote:
Never heard of Porridge (except something I ate when I worked in Scotland!), what's that?


Porridge was a sitcom starring Ronnie Barker who played the habitual criminal Fletcher, set in the fictional prison HMP Slade. It also starred Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde and Richard Beckinsale. Surely one of the best sitcoms ever made.
("Porridge" is slang for being in prison = as in the phrase "doing porridge").

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porridge_(TV_series) [you will need to copy this as the forum is leaving out the bit in brackets which is important]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3dO-itjWtI
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Greatest loss! Crying or Very sad The presence of Peter in any movie and TV product always did it special. Somehow he was often able to give the desired color to the atmosphere of the whole product, I just watched Peter and suddenly imbued with a deep sense of the narrative. This is a rare gift for an actor to be able to influence not only to the role, but also in the narrative as a whole.
Surprisingly, but true, as for my vision!

Рeter was quite well-known face for the Russian audience and I'm colected with him magazine clippings of films where he was, since 1990s. I remember the first work I've ever seen him was "Dandelion Dead" (1994), wonderful drama with a detective elements. Peter played doctor, and he was very memorable. Then Russian TV started to show other films with his participation, excellent works, such as "Our Friends in the North", The "Moonstone", "Our Mutual Friend" etc...
Interesting, that my mother the other day was going to watch the miniseries Bleak House (1985), which she loves. Personally recently I've seen movie The Blockhouse (1973) for first time, and although I are Peter Sellers fan before "meeting" with The Avengers, I discovered that drew own attention more on Peter Vaughn, than Peter Sellers there.

Heavy sadness comes after news about Peter. Sad I still have not seen some famous movies with him, think I should will watch "The Legend of 1900" about piano virtuoso.

Eternal memory. RIP, dear Peter. Crying or Very sad


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porridge_(TV_series) [you will need to copy this as the forum is leaving out the bit in brackets which is important]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porridge_(TV_series) - will work.

The BBC said he was "best known for his role in Porridge " although he actually appeared in only three episodes, a testament to his ability to make the character memorable. He was more of a regular in the first two series of Citizen Smith

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news. A mesmeric actor to watch - wonderful as genial Harry Grout in Porridge whose favourite radio programme was The Archers.
One of his finest roles was in the BBC 1985 adaptation of Bleak House as the ruthless lawyer Tulkinghorn,
who was blackmailing beautiful Lady Dedlock, played by Diana Rigg. The battle of wits between the two was absolutely riveting.
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