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4 items from 2014


Malcolm Tierney obituary

21 February 2014 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Stage and screen actor who excelled in playing authority figures and appeared in TV shows such as Brookside and Lovejoy

Malcolm Tierney, who has died aged 75 of pulmonary fibrosis, was a reliable and versatile supporting actor for 50 years, familiar to television audiences as the cigar-smoking, bullying villain Tommy McArdle in Brookside, nasty Charlie Gimbert in Lovejoy and smoothie Geoffrey Ellsworth-Smythe in David Nobbs's A Bit of a Do, a Yorkshire small-town comedy chronicle starring David Jason and Gwen Taylor.

Always serious and quietly spoken offstage, with glinting blue eyes and a steady, cruel gaze that served him well as authority figures on screen, Tierney was a working-class Mancunian who became a core member of the Workers' Revolutionary party in the 1970s. He never wavered in his socialist beliefs, even when the Wrp imploded ("That's all in my past now," he said), and always opposed restricted entry to the actors' union, »

- Michael Coveney, Vanessa Redgrave

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Malcolm Tierney obituary

21 February 2014 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Stage and screen actor who excelled in playing authority figures and appeared in TV shows such as Brookside and Lovejoy

Malcolm Tierney, who has died aged 75 of pulmonary fibrosis, was a reliable and versatile supporting actor for 50 years, familiar to television audiences as the cigar-smoking, bullying villain Tommy McArdle in Brookside, nasty Charlie Gimbert in Lovejoy and smoothie Geoffrey Ellsworth-Smythe in David Nobbs's A Bit of a Do, a Yorkshire small-town comedy chronicle starring David Jason and Gwen Taylor.

Always serious and quietly spoken offstage, with glinting blue eyes and a steady, cruel gaze that served him well as authority figures on screen, Tierney was a working-class Mancunian who became a core member of the Workers' Revolutionary party in the 1970s. He never wavered in his socialist beliefs, even when the Wrp imploded ("That's all in my past now," he said), and always opposed restricted entry to the actors' union, »

- Michael Coveney, Vanessa Redgrave

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Lovejoy, Brookside actor Malcolm Tierney dies, aged 75

21 February 2014 2:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor Malcolm Tierney has died, aged 75.

The British actor was known for his variety of roles in TV, film and theatre, including Braveheart and Lovejoy.

Tierney played Tommy McArdle in the Channel 4 soap Brookside from 1983 to 1987, and was also known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company back in the 1970s.

In 2012, he starred as Sorin in Chekhov's The Seagull at London's Southwark Playhouse.

Tierney was perhaps best known for playing Lovejoy's antique dealer rival Charlie Gimbert in the BBC drama.

He also had roles in Doctor Who's 'The Trial of a Time Lord' in 1986, and Star Wars in 1977.

Tierney also played the English sheriff who executes the wife of William Wallace in Mel Gibson's Braveheart in 1995.

Further appearances included A Bit of a Do, the original House of Cards series and Dalziel and Pascoe.

Several actors have paid tribute to the late star, with »

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Lovejoy, Brookside actor Malcolm Tierney dies, aged 75

21 February 2014 2:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Actor Malcolm Tierney has died, aged 75.

The British actor was known for his variety of roles in TV, film and theatre, including Braveheart and Lovejoy.

Tierney played Tommy McArdle in the Channel 4 soap Brookside from 1983 to 1987, and was also known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company back in the 1970s.

In 2012, he starred as Sorin in Chekhov's The Seagull at London's Southwark Playhouse.

Tierney was perhaps best known for playing Lovejoy's antique dealer rival Charlie Gimbert in the BBC drama.

He also had roles in Doctor Who's 'The Trial of a Time Lord' in 1986, and Star Wars in 1977.

Tierney also played the English sheriff who executes the wife of William Wallace in Mel Gibson's Braveheart in 1995.

Further appearances included A Bit of a Do, the original House of Cards series and Dalziel and Pascoe.

Several actors have paid tribute to the late star, with »

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