A face that cropped up on telly so many times - best known for playing Chief Supt. Kernan in 'Prime Suspect', he also used to be regularly cast as heavies in other police shows like 'The Bill'. He also cropped up in an episode of Minder, in the excellent 1982 episode 'Back In Good Old England', alongside Pete Postlethwaite. And I can first remember seeing him on television in the BBC's 1981 production of 'Day Of The Triffids'. A good actor.Actor John Benfield, who starred alongside Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect, is reported to have died on 16th June from a rare form of cancer, aged 68.
Perhaps best known for writing and singing the 1979 hit 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia'...Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has passed. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.
The greatest musical score and the greatest scene in the greatest film in cinematic history, I reckon...Renowned film music composer Ennio Morricone has passed away aged 91. Most famous for the Good, The Bad and The Ugly, but apparently scored over 500 films.
Personally, as far as Westerns are concerned, I would name 'The Wild Bunch' (1969) and in particular the shootout at the end, with its stunning editing and ballet-like violence.The greatest musical score and the greatest scene in the greatest film in cinematic history, I reckon...
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