Monday, 4 May 2015

Nigel Terry, RIP

Another sad loss to the world of entertainment, actor Nigel Terry passed away on Thursday aged 69 of emphysema.

Perhaps most famous for his role as King Arthur in John Boorman's Excalibur, the West Country actor specialised in just heroic historical and more than a little mystical roles making his debut in 1968's The Lion In Winter alongside Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburnwhilst his last major film was Troy which saw him reunited with his former co-star and idol O'Toole playing his high priest and advisor. 

A regular in Derek Jarman movies, Terry took the lead role in Caravaggio as well as War Requiem, Edward II and Blue. His many TV credits included Highlander, Spender, Spooks, Casualty and Doctor Who and he had an impressive career on stage, appearing in productions at The Old Vic, The National and with the RSC.


1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear that, I liked Nige in lots of things, starting with Lion in Winter. He maintained an impressive career.