Thursday, 20 February 2014

RIP Malcolm Tierney

Another sad loss in the entertainment field; veteran actor Malcolm Tierney has passed away aged 75.

Born in Manchester in 1938, in his long career Tierney impressed on both film, stage and television with roles at the RSC in the 70s, in films such as Star Wars, Braveheart, In The Name Of The Father and Ken Loach's Family Life and on TV he starred as the villainous Tommy McArdle in Brookside between 1983 and 1987 and as Charlie Gimbert arch rival to Ian McShane's Lovejoy, as well as roles in Dalziel and Pascoe, Poldark, House of Cards, Big Deal and Doctor Who. Most recently he's portrayed a judge in a series of drama sponsorship skits in between ITV programming and ad breaks.



  1. Farewell to Patrick Woolton MP, the "Idi Amin of Poulton-le-Fylde"!

    "'All come together'? Sounds like the name of a knocking shop in Marrakesh!"

    Oh, and his very small role in Star Wars as Lt Shann Childsen, where his voice was overdubbed with an American actor's. "Where are you taking this... thing?"

    1. A great talent lost.

      I dunno why they dubbed him. As we learnt from Doctor Who, 'lot;'s of planets have a north'