Friday, 8 February 2013

RIP Peter Gilmore

Another familiar face from the 70s, Peter Gilmore, has sadly passed away after a long illness, aged 81.

Gilmore's credits are rich and varied with roles in Doctor Who, Casualty, Ivanhoe and Heartbeat, and films such as Warlords of Atlantis and several in the Carry On franchise, but he is perhaps best known as James Onedin in the BBC hit Sunday night period drama of the 70s, The Onedin Line. He would go on to marry Anne Stallybrass, his co star from the show and his third wife, having previously been wed to Una Stubbs.

Today as we see successful period dramas like Downton Abbey and Mr dominate the Sunday night schedules, it's clear a debt is owed to the likes of Peter Gilmore. 

RIP 1931-2013

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