Friday, 27 February 2015

RIP Leonard Nimoy

Sad news, Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83.

Actor, film director, poet, musician, presenter and photographer, Nimoy will forever be known for his performance as Spock, the half human/half Vulcan space explorer in the original series of Star Trek, the animated series, two episodes of The Next Generation series and several films including the two most recent JJ Abrams reboots.

He also starred in two seasons of Mission: Impossible and guested on Columbo as well as appearing in films Baffled! the western Catlow and The Invasion of the Bodysnatchers. He also appeared on the stage in productions of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Oliver! Camelot, Sherlock Holmes, Fiddler On The Roof, Caligula, The Man In The Glass Booth, Twelfth Night and Equus

As a director he was responsible for the Star Trek films The Search For Spock and The Voyage Home as well as Three Men and a Baby. He released several albums of music, with standard folk and country material as well as songs he penned himself and was an avid photographer, having studied at UCLA in between Star Trek and Mission: Impossible. He owned a camera he rebuilt himself at the age of thirteen for the rest of his life and his work (many capturing Rubenesque women in the nude) was exhibited in Massachusetts.

He certainly lived long and prospered.


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