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

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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.

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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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