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Post by Usenko » Sun, 22. Jan 17, 14:24

Armstrong DID at least answer a few email questions for him, which was pretty good for a reclusive guy. :)
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Post by mrbadger » Sun, 22. Jan 17, 15:27

Morkonan wrote:
mrbadger wrote:... The only ommision is Armstrong, because he alone wanted money to be interviewed. ...
That's interesting. IIRC, he just doesn't do interviews, public appearances, etc, because they made him very uncomfortable and he didn't like being singled out or put in a spotlight. If he truly demanded money, then I would assume it was to discourage further inquiry or some such.
when you read the book it explains why he wanted to be paid. Essentially he was behind a publicity department that managed everything, and always required payment.

Had it just been him it might have been different, the interviews were as informal as they could be, but alas it wasn't.
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Post by pjknibbs » Sun, 22. Jan 17, 23:00

Miguel Ferrer, most recently in NCIS: Los Angeles but who also played the slimy company executive in Robocop, has died:

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/ ... ar-AAm2sqv

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Post by Morkonan » Mon, 23. Jan 17, 08:21

pjknibbs wrote:Miguel Ferrer, most recently in NCIS: Los Angeles but who also played the slimy company executive in Robocop, has died:

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/ ... ar-AAm2sqv
I don't watch NCIS and only remember a little about him in Robocop. But, the role I liked him best in was as "Lloyd" in the T.V. mini-series production of Stephen King's "The Stand." He did an awesome job. Obviously a man of talent, he'll be missed.

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Post by muppetts » Mon, 23. Jan 17, 08:24

I liked him in NCIS LA, he was a nice counter to Hetty, it's an odd show that works, which is odd as I usually find that kind of show boring.

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Post by Alee Enn » Mon, 23. Jan 17, 18:49

Gordan Kaye (who played Rene Artois in BBC sitcom Allo Allo) aged 75

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/gordon-kaye-d ... 00559.html

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Post by Ketraar » Mon, 23. Jan 17, 19:08

Wow talk about nostalgia. That series made me laugh hard back in the day and my English was a lot worse that it is today. For the longest time I thought it was a French TV show mocking the Brits (in my defence I was rather little and knew nothing about cultures and languages). :oops:

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Post by mrbadger » Mon, 23. Jan 17, 19:45

I still enjoy baffling my 13 year old daughter by announcing myself with 'Tis I, Leclerc!'.

She has no idea what I am wittering about.
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Post by Chips » Mon, 23. Jan 17, 21:17

:(

So so many quotes of 'Allo 'Allo - loved the show when I was younger. Box set was £10 last year on Amazon, great purchase, and still love it now - for all its silliness; perfect 80's sitcom.

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Post by felter » Thu, 26. Jan 17, 03:39

US actress Mary Tyler Moore dies aged 80.
Stay at home, stay inside but most importantly stay safe.

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Post by mrbadger » Thu, 26. Jan 17, 20:10

It never occurred to me she'd be 80 yet.
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Post by Alee Enn » Sat, 28. Jan 17, 06:40

R.I.P. John Hurt

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Post by pjknibbs » Sat, 28. Jan 17, 07:50

News article link for that:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38778145

2017 starting off as 2016 left off, by the looks of it...

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Post by Morkonan » Sat, 28. Jan 17, 08:44

DAMNIT!

I loved John Hurt. A damn fine thespian and I never saw, or hear, him give a less that stellar performance.

Godspeed, John Hurt. :(

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Post by Alee Enn » Sat, 28. Jan 17, 08:54

Thank you pjknibbs. I was reading about it, but didn't any credible source to link to.

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