Saturday, 10 January 2015

RIP Lance Percival

RIP Lance Percival, I found myself watching him recently in an 1978 episode of Target, where he got to show his range by being cast against comedy type as a detestable hack writer, but he also brought considerable warmth and charm to one of my favourite films, 1968’s ‘Mrs Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter’ where he played spoon playing, aristocratic tramp Sir Percy. On the basis of that role I’ve often thought Percival probably would have made for a decent Doctor Who, his ‘Mrs Brown’ turn suggests he would have slotted in quite well between Pertwee and T. Baker. An affectionate wave goodbye to this English Gent.

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