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Sad news as Merlin in Excalibur Nicol Williamson dies aged 75

Nicol Williamson who played Merlin in John Boorman's Excalibur, dies of cancer. The British actor known for his memorable role as Merlin in the 1981 film, as well as The Seven-Per-Cent Solution as Sherlock Holmes died in Amsterdam on December 16th of esophageal cancer, reports Variety. Sad news indeed. I remember watching Excalibur over 20 times at least when I was younger. A timeless classic that can be watched today and still be incredibly powerful. Williamson was nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards for 1968's The Bofors Gun and Inadmissible Evidence in the same year. He also scored a BAFTA TV Award for his work in 1972's The Gangster Show: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.
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Sad news as Merlin in Excalibur Nicol Williamson dies aged 75

Nicol Williamson who played Merlin in John Boorman's Excalibur, dies of cancer. The British actor known for his memorable role as Merlin in the 1981 film, as well as The Seven-Per-Cent Solution as Sherlock Holmes died in Amsterdam on December 16th of esophageal cancer, reports Variety. Sad news indeed. I remember watching Excalibur over 20 times at least when I was younger. A timeless classic that can be watched today and still be incredibly powerful. Williamson was nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards for 1968's The Bofors Gun and Inadmissible Evidence in the same year. He also scored a BAFTA TV Award for his work in 1972's The Gangster Show: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

Sad news as Merlin in Excalibur Nicol Williamson dies aged 75

Nicol Williamson who played Merlin in John Boorman's Excalibur, dies of cancer. The British actor known for his memorable role as Merlin in the 1981 film, as well as The Seven-Per-Cent Solution as Sherlock Holmes died in Amsterdam on December 16th of esophageal cancer, reports Variety. Sad news indeed. I remember watching Excalibur over 20 times at least when I was younger. A timeless classic that can be watched today and still be incredibly powerful. Williamson was nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards for 1968's The Bofors Gun and Inadmissible Evidence in the same year. He also scored a BAFTA TV Award for his work in 1972's The Gangster Show: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.
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George Waring obituary

A versatile character actor, he had five roles in Coronation Street

Such was his versatility as a character actor that George Waring, who has died of cancer aged 84, took five different roles in the ITV soap Coronation Street. Of these, he will be best remembered as Arnold Swain, the bigamist husband of Emily Bishop.

Arnold, a pet-shop owner, came knocking on the door in 1980, when the timid widow Emily and Deirdre Langton, whose marriage to Ray had broken up, formed the Coronation Street Secretarial Bureau and he wanted help with his book-keeping. The actor had no inkling of what the writers ultimately had in store for Arnold. "I was just told that he was a chap who ran a pet shop and was to start an association with Emily," said Waring. "I played him without the foreknowledge that he was a bit of a dubious devil. Then, when the change came,
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