Saturday, 30 May 2015

Jake D'Arcy, RIP

News of another sad passing has broken; veteran Scottish comedy actor Jake D'Arcy has died, calling time on a career that stretched back to the early 1970s.

D'Arcy starred as the PE teacher Phil Menzies in Gregory's Girl, one of my favourite films (pictured above with Dee Hepburn in the film) and appeared in several Scottish television gems such as Still Game, Tutti Frutti, Hamish Macbeth, Psychos and Takin' Over The Asylum as well as roles in Minder, Lovejoy, Outnumbered and most recently the film What We Did On Our Holiday from Outnumbered writers Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton. He also starred in several celebrated Play For Today's and single dramas and I had just watched him again only this week in the 2000 dark comedy Beautiful Creatures.


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