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John Carson obituary

8 November 2016 9:17 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Stalwart film and television actor with a talent for playing snarling villains

John Carson, who has died aged 89, was a busy actor whose velvet voice and distinguished looks could flit easily between cold villainy or testy eccentricity. This made him much in demand on screen in many popular television series and during his cinematic association with Hammer Films.

Having secured his big break (two shows a week for £40 per week) as Dr Donald Latimer in the popular hospital soap opera Emergency Ward 10 (1959), he was unable to use London Underground due to constant recognition by the public. In the final series of the long-running oil industry drama The Troubleshooters (1971), he played James Langley, the liberal deputy chairman of Mogul Oil who knocked heads with Geoffrey Keen’s scheming and hard-nosed autocrat Brian Stead.

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Born Free

1 January 2016 3:42 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Do you love movies about cute animals? The original pet-lion-in-Africa romp is actually a well balanced nature film about the separation between wild animals and those raised by humans. Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers winningly play the Adamsons, game wardens that dedicate themselves to the well-being of Elsa, the lioness they raise from infancy. Born Free Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1966 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 96 min. / Ship Date December 8, 2015 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye, Omar Chambati Cinematography Kenneth Talbot Film Editor Don Decon Original Music John Barry Written by Lester Cole from the novel by Joy Adamson Produced by Sam Jaffe, Paul B. Radin Directed by James Hill

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Savant normally becomes sullen and anti-social around overly committed animal lovers, I suppose because I think the world gets a little out of balance when people seriously consider their domestic »

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