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5 Reasons Why Young Indiana Jones Is Actually Not As Bad As You Think

14 November 2013 1:10 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

We’re all familiar with Indiana Jones. We all know his unique appearance of leather jacket, fedora and bullwhip; his incredible adventures through the world; and his iconic position as one of the greatest film characters of all time. We’ve seen him battle the Nazi’s in the deserts of Cairo, rescue enslaved children from the depths of India and search ancient ruins for the cup of Christ. And battle the Nazi’s in the desert again for good measure. And evade a giant boulder, let’s not forget that one. Oh and he hates snakes. And did I mention he has a fedora? Yes I did.

The character that Harrison Ford portrayed flawlessly is known and loved by all. The production values of George Lucas, coupled with the brilliant direction of Steven Spielberg, meant that when Indiana Jones first hit the screens in 1981 he was an instant hit. »

- Jon Lovatt

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David Lyon obituary

26 June 2013 10:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Popular RSC actor who was also a regular in TV drama

David Lyon, who has died aged 72, was a popular and versatile actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company for two decades. He once played a serious criminal in the television series Midsomer Murders, and a taxi driver who recognised him in Brighton, where Lyon lived, said that he'd just put a call through to the local police station. This was a mark, perhaps, of Lyon's ease and naturalness on stage and on screen, where he popped up regularly in such series as The Bill, Lovejoy, Taggart, Poirot and as the thoroughly decent prime minister, Henry "Hal" Collingridge, in the original 1990 BBC version of House of Cards, held secretly in contempt by Ian Richardson's duplicitous Francis Urquhart. He was always someone you would recognise.

Lyon was a late developer in the professional theatre, coming from a long association with two »

- Michael Coveney

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