Saturday, 8 October 2011

More sad news

It seems that the news is full of obituaries, of late.

It's been announced that George Baker died of pneumonia on Friday, following a stroke. He was 80 years old and had a career spanning nearly sixty years.

He was best known for playing DCI Reg Wexford in the TV adaptations of the Ruth Rendell stories, and at one point was considered for the James Bond role.

But my first memories of him was playing the role of Tiberius in the splendid 1976 adaptation of Robert Grave's I, Claudius, acting alongside Derek Jacobi, Sian Phillips and John Hurt.

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