I just saw the news that actor Christopher Plummer has passed away aged 91. He had a simply stellar career that lasted for seven impressive decades. He’s truly one of the greats who leaves us with so many films to watch him in. I mean just looking through his credits, he was nothing if not prolific and he had immense staying power. I raise my glass to salute Christopher Plummer.
I was saddened to read the news that director Michael Apted had passed away at the age of 79. He was a prolific director who turned his hand to many genres, from innovative documentary series to biopic and even a Bond movie. He will be missed, but his legacy of great movies is for all of us to enjoy.
I just read the news that the iconic Sean Connery has died aged 90. With his distinctive voice and magnetism, he was great to watch on screen. Obviously he originated the role of James Bond and remains my favourite, but he gave plenty of other excellent performances over his career. May he rest in peace.
I just saw the news that the legendary Diana Rigg has passed away aged 82. For me she was always a class act, whether working in theatre, television or film. A striking beauty with an unmistakable voice, she exuded intelligence and glamour in all she did. I will deeply miss her but remember her immense talent.
I just saw the news that Honor Blackman has died aged 94. To many viewers she will best be remembered for her roll in The Avengers as Cathy Gale and as the seductively named Bond Girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. It’s very sad news to read as she was great on screen. She will be missed but never forgotten for her physical strength, charm, beauty and talent.
I just read the news that Billy Drago has died aged 73. He was an excellent actor who excelled as villains in movies and television. I’ll most remember him for his role in The Untouchables and as the demon of fear in Charmed. We’ll miss you Billy and it’s sad you’ve left us. But at least you’ll be remembered.