Blake's 7 actor Paul Darrow dies at 78

Blake's 7 actor Paul Darrow dies at 78

Postby dutchman » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:53 pm

British actor Paul Darrow, best known for his role as Kerr Avon in sci-fi BBC TV series Blake's 7, has died at the age of 78 following a short illness


Most recently, Darrow voiced soundbites for independent radio stations Jack FM and Union Jack, where he was known as the "Voice of Jack".

The character of Avon was second-in-command on Blake's 7, which ran for four series between 1978 and 1981.

Darrow shared a flat with John Hurt and Ian McShane while studying at Rada.

While best-known for his Blake's 7 role, he appeared in more than 200 television shows, including Doctor Who, The Saint, Z Cars, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Little Britain.

The Surrey-born actor also enjoyed a significant stage career, including four seasons at the Bristol Old Vic and roles in the West End.

In the mid-1960s, Paul Darrow married actress Janet Lees-Price, who he met when they co-starred in the popular ITV show Emergency Ward 10.

They were together for 48 years before she died in 2012.


I never knew Avon had a first name before now. I thought he was just called 'Avon'? :shock:
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Re: Blake's 7 actor Paul Darrow dies at 78

Postby Melisandre » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:22 am

R. I. P
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