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RIP thread for less famous people involved in film

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    Registered Users Posts: 9,049 ✭✭✭ Tipsy McSwagger


    Been meaning to start this thread for a while. It's for people not famous enough to get their own RIP thread.



    Richard Griffiths, one of Britain’s most celebrated character actors, has died from complications following heart surgery.

    The stage and screen star, who played Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films, was 65.

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    Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning screenwriter, died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 95.

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    Richard Griffiths is in two of the best British films of the 1980s, namely A Private Function and Withnail & I, both Handmade Films, as it happens. RIP, Uncle Monty.


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    RIP you terrible......



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    Ahh Rip Uncle Monty..did he ever get to play the Dane?


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    The older order changeth, yielding place to new. God fulfills himself in many ways. And soon, I suppose, I shall be swept away by some vulgar little tumour...


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    RIP Milo O'Shea. Died earlier today aged 86.

    Best known for his movie roles in Ulysses, Romeo and Juliet and The Verdict amongst others.

    And in more recent years, he appeared in prominent Television series such as Cheers, Frasier and The West Wing.



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    Jess Franco died 2nd April at the age of 82. The director of 199 films of which 35% were lesbian vampire flicks, well maybe it was only a bout 10% in reality! ;) was still working until last year.


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    mike65 wrote: »
    Jess Franco died 2nd April at the age of 82. The director of 199 films of which 35% were lesbian vampire flicks, well maybe it was only a bout 10% in reality! ;) was still working until last year.
    Uncle Jess was a genre all on his own . I'm a big fan of his despite the fact he made more than his fair share of bad flicks . The man loved making movies , kept working up until his death( I think he was shooting a new film when he passed away).


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    May have been posted elsewhere already, but renowned film critic Roger Ebert passed away today aged 70.
    RIP. He shall be missed.


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    Richard Griffiths is in two of the best British films of the 1980s, namely A Private Function and Withnail & I, both Handmade Films, as it happens. RIP, Uncle Monty.

    Regarding Handmade Films- George Harrison always knew when to finance a good movie Life of Brian, Time Bandits, Mona Lisa etc we'll just ignore Shanghai Surprise ;) Even George knew that was going to be a failure half way-through production


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    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the house script writer for the Merchant/Ivory team died on the 3rd.

    She was a short story writer and novelist including Heat and Dust which became one of the most successful Merchant/Ivory films.

    Selected screenwriting credits - Shakespeare Wallah, Bombay Talkie, The Europeans, Quartet, A Room with a View, Howards End, The Remains of the Day.


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    Bigas Luna, the controversial Spanish director has died in Northern Spain on Friday at the age of 67.

    The director was well known for his famous 'Trilogía Ibérica' (Iberian Trilogy) which consisted of 'Jamón Jamón' (1992), 'Huevos de Oro' ('Golden Balls') (1993) and 'La teta y la luna' ('The Tit and the Moon') (1994).


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    Les Blank passed away today at the age of 77. He died from bladder cancer. He was a documentary filmmaker with 40 years of experience, responsible for one of my favorite documentaries, Burden of Dreams.

    Rest In Peace Les. 1935 - 2013


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    Uncle Monty, Ebert, now the great Les Blank - What a bad week for the movies!!

    Les Blank was a great filmmaker and made some weird and wonderful stuff aside from the famous Burden of Dreams.

    If you like blues music, and food, he made a load of great docs about these two subjects.


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    Richard LeParmentier

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    American-born film and TV actor who spent most of his career working in England, has died at the age of 66. LeParmentier was best remembered for playing Admiral Motti, the Imperial head of Naval operations in Star Wars (1977) who has the arrogance to insult Darth Vader’s “sorcerer’s ways,” thus becoming the first character to give Vader reason to demonstrate his party trick of strangling someone from the other side of the room.

    LeParmentier made his movie debut in the 1974 rock picture Stardust, going on to other small roles in Rollerball (1975), Ken Russell’s Valentino (1977), Warren Beatty’s Reds (1981), the James Bond film Octopussy (1983), the TV miniseries Reilly: Ace Of Spies (1983), and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988). He appeared in The People That Time Forgot (1977) and Superman II (1981), both of which co-starred Sarah Douglas, to whom he was married from 1981 to 1984. LeParmentier also doubled as a writer for such TV series as The Bill and Boon. He retired from the screen after 1992, but lent his voice to the Soldiers: Heroes Of World War II video game in 2004.  


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    Re: Richard LeParmentier:
    Imagine being married to Ursa...

    [jealous]

    RIP.


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    Bryan Forbes (1926–2013)

    I must be getting old, this seems to be happening too often for comfort.

    Probably a somewhat underrated director as his more high profile latter films were the likes of International Velvet and The Slipper and the Rose. But King Rat, Whistle Down the Wind, The Wrong Box and Seance on a Wet Afternoon plus his work as a writer and producer means he is significant in post war British cinema.


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    One of the greats of Science Fiction and fantasy writing - Richard Matheson has died aged 87. His best known for I am Legend which was filmed under three different titles to variable effect - The Last Man on Earth (1964), The Omega Man (1971) and Will Smiths "eponymous" film. His best work though for my money was the peerless Incredible Shrinking Man when the whole notion of existence comes under scrutiny. Other titles included The Legend of Hell House, Stir of Echoes and work for TV including the legendary "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" for the Twilight Zone in which passenger William Shatner is convinced he has spotted something alien on the wing of a plane. Duel, (Kolcheck) The Night Stalker/the Night Strangler, Night gallery and so on. We won't mention Jaws 3-D

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0558577/


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    Slim Whitman died a few days ago.
    Now the Martians can attack safely.


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    'Enter the Dragon' Star Jim Kelly Dead at 67

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    Jim Kelly, who made his name alongside martial arts legend Bruce Lee in the classic 1973 action film "Enter the Dragon," has died according to Film.com. He was 67.

    A football star at the University of Kentucky, Kelly dropped out to pursue martial arts. After winning a championship in 1971 and opening his own dojo, he came to the attention of Hollywood filmmakers and made his debut in "Enter the Dragon," becoming an instant superstar.

    Kelly parlayed that success into a decade of blaxploitation hits, including the seminal 1974 hit "Three the Hard Way" alongside Fred Williamson and Jim Brown. He retired from movies in 1982, though he still appeared occasionally in cameo roles and at conventions.


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    Just after reading that the brilliant Dennis Farina has passed away. Real shame as he was one of the most distinctive faces on TV and a damn fine actor.

    Really think that his best performance was in last years The Last Rites of Joe May. Really felt that if it had gotten the distribution i deserved he would have been assured an Oscar nomination.


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    from Snatch



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    Solid character actor, he was good in Snatch and Out of Sight of roles off the top of my head I remember him in


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    I don't think any actor could give "fúck" the meaning that Farina could. Why can't the ****e actors die instead of the good ones :/


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    Crime story was brilliant and probably the first time I saw him and then Manhunter where he played Jack Crawford. He had some great roles over the years and more recently he was excellent alongside Dustin Hoffman in Luck. RIP Dennis.


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    Supposedly he was quite the gent who had no ego or sense of self importance and would regularly have a few drinks with and chat to anyone who approached him.


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    The curse of Get Shorty.
    James Gandolfini and now Dennis Farina.
    "The f***in' airport".


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    I remember DF from films long before his recent face e.g. in the 80s he was in Miami Vice, Manhunter and Midnight Run. He was a police officer before taking up acting, so it's not all that surprising that he played a lot of cops ..!


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    rednik wrote: »
    Crime story was brilliant and probably the first time I saw him and then Manhunter where he played Jack Crawford. He had some great roles over the years and more recently he was excellent alongside Dustin Hoffman in Luck. RIP Dennis.

    Loved him as Nick's dad in New Girl the latest season - RIP


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    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Loved him as Nick's dad in New Girl the latest season - RIP


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    Great actor, one of those that put a smile on your face when her came on screen. Laugh out loud funny in Snatch he shall be missed!


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