Wednesday, 15 May 2013

RIP Aubrey Woods

Aubrey Woods a character actor of some renown has died aged 85. Woods was perhaps most famous with cult TV fans for his appearances in the two biggest sci-fi shows of 1970s, Doctor Who and Blake's 7

As The Controller in the 1972 Doctor Who serial Day Of The Daleks

As Krantor in Gambit from the 1979 second season of Blake's 7

His career spawned many years and a myriad of credits in television and also film, including the 1971 Vincent Price horror The Abominable Dr Phibes directed by Robert Fuest. But it's perhaps a gentle more innocent role from that same year that Woods is perhaps most universally famous for, that of the Candy Store Owner in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Who could forget him performing this classic song penned by Newley and Bricusse?


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