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Gary Waldhorn (1943-2022) RIP

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:01 am    Post subject: Gary Waldhorn (1943-2022) RIP Reply with quote

Gary Waldhorn, who played Roach in TNA episode The Tale of the Big Why, died on Monday. Sad



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Actor Gary Waldhorn, known for playing Councillor David Horton in TV sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, has died at 78.

Waldhorn was one of the mainstays of the hit comedy, playing the chairman of the parish council who often locked horns with Dawn French's vicar.

His other TV shows included 1980s and 90s favourites such as Brush Strokes, Lovejoy and Gallowglass.

Waldhorn also enjoyed an illustrious career in the theatre, including with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He died on Monday, his son Josh said.

Josh Waldhorn said in a statement: "Classically trained, it was the theatre where he truly flourished and he leaves a legacy of entertainment that saw him frequent the boards of Broadway, the West End and our living rooms on the telly!

"He leaves behind his two grandsons, Cooper and Bayley and his son Josh. We will all miss him terribly."

A statement from BBC Comedy added: "Gary was an incredibly talented actor who is fondly remembered by us for his numerous appearances on some of the nations most treasured BBC shows, and of course as Councillor David Horton in The Vicar of Dibley.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time."

Waldhorn's theatre roles included Good for the RSC in 1981, which went to Broadway the following year, and Black Comedy alongside David Tennant in the West End in 1998.

He also played the title role in Henry IV at the Old Vic, a performance that was described as "magnificent" by the Sunday Times.

That saw him return to the theatre where he first caught the acting bug.

"I liked acting as a child and I remember as a first-former in London we were given tickets to the Old Vic to see a Shakespeare play," he once recalled.

"I saw Richard Burton play Henry V and my life changed. I came home and said I wanted to be a Shakespearian actor."

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Gary Waldhorn (1943-2022) RIP Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Gary Waldhorn, who played Roach in TNA episode The Tale of the Big Why, died on Monday. Sad



BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59950298

Actor Gary Waldhorn, known for playing Councillor David Horton in TV sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, has died at 78.

Waldhorn was one of the mainstays of the hit comedy, playing the chairman of the parish council who often locked horns with Dawn French's vicar.


His other TV shows included 1980s and 90s favourites such as Brush Strokes, Lovejoy and Gallowglass.

Waldhorn also enjoyed an illustrious career in the theatre, including with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He died on Monday, his son Josh said.




Josh Waldhorn said in a statement: "Classically trained, it was the theatre where he truly flourished and he leaves a legacy of entertainment that saw him frequent the boards of Broadway, the West End and our living rooms on the telly!

"He leaves behind his two grandsons, Cooper and Bayley and his son Josh. We will all miss him terribly."

A statement from BBC Comedy added: "Gary was an incredibly talented actor who is fondly remembered by us for his numerous appearances on some of the nations most treasured BBC shows, and of course as Councillor David Horton in The Vicar of Dibley.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time."


Waldhorn's theatre roles included Good for the RSC in 1981, which went to Broadway the following year, and Black Comedy alongside David Tennant in the West End in 1998.

He also played the title role in Henry IV at the Old Vic, a performance that was described as "magnificent" by the Sunday Times.



That saw him return to the theatre where he first caught the acting bug.

"I liked acting as a child and I remember as a first-former in London we were given tickets to the Old Vic to see a Shakespeare play," he once recalled.

"I saw Richard Burton play Henry V and my life changed. I came home and said I wanted to be a Shakespearian actor."




not too shabby..takes some real acting chops, to do Shakespeare...interesting career...god speed Mr.Waldhorn...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of days ago I was watching one of his "Enemy at the Door " episodes, from 1978. Equally at home with comedy and tragedy. A great actor. RIP.

Think it's still available to view (free registration) on Talking Pictures TV:
https://www.tptvencore.co.uk/Video/Enemy-At-The-Door-Steel-Hand-From-The-Sea?id=3263e270-bc10-463b-8126-b42f52e678ca
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great actor, a great loss. We've always enjoyed his work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news. Only 78 which is young these days. He was brilliant in Vicar of Dibley, and he's now the 6th member of the cast to have passed away. I think only Dawn French and James Fleet are still here. I've watched Vicar of Dibley many times and I've somehow overlooked the fact that Gary Waldhorn was in Tale of the big why which I've also watched countless times. It's amazing who turns up in TNA in their younger days. RIP.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
Sad news. Only 78 which is young these days. He was brilliant in Vicar of Dibley, and he's now the 6th member of the cast to have passed away. I think only Dawn French and James Fleet are still here.
Of the regulars? A lot of the guest cast are still alive thank goodness.

I know what you mean about Mr Waldhorn, he's so versatile I often don't associate the programmes he is in. Like in Enemy At the Door which I'd seen before, was still surprised to see him again as he inhabited the character so well (a TT race champion and garage owner/mechanic), so differently to all his others. As they all are.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
Sad news. Only 78 which is young these days. He was brilliant in Vicar of Dibley, and he's now the 6th member of the cast to have passed away. I think only Dawn French and James Fleet are still here. I've watched Vicar of Dibley many times and I've somehow overlooked the fact that Gary Waldhorn was in Tale of the big why which I've also watched countless times. It's amazing who turns up in TNA in their younger days. RIP.



sorry to hear about his passing...78, isn't so old, these days..but some people do have a certain amount of time..i.e. shelf life......anyhow, RIP mate!
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