Monday, 5 June 2017

RIP Peter Sallis

News of another sad loss has been announced, Peter Sallis has died at the age of 96.

Sallis was best known for his performance as flat-capped philosopher Norman 'Cleggy' Clegg in all 295 episodes of the record-breaking BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine which ran from 1973 to 2010, and for providing the voice of Wigan-based cheese loving eccentric and inventor Wallace in Nick Park's Wallace and Gromit series of films.

Sallis' lengthy TV career also included performances as Samuel Pepys in the 1958 adaptation The Diary of Samuel Pepys, the 1967 Doctor Who serial, The Ice Warriors, The Persuaders!, The Kamikaze Ground Staff Reunion Dinner, the voice of Rat in Cosgrave Hall's acclaimed The Wind in the Willows, The New Statesman, Come Home Charlie and Face Them, and playing his Last of the Summer Wine character's own father, in series prequel First of the Summer Wine. Films included Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Charlie Bubbles, Taste the Blood of Dracula, and Wuthering Heights


1 comment:

  1. Another great British veteran gone, I recall him from so many things , but what a grand age at 96.