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Cato has ambushed Inspector Clouseau for the final time

24 May 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Whenever I went to Memphis with my parents, my time was divided between staying with my two grandmothers. How I thought about that time with them was defined, not surprisingly, by what sort of movie experiences I had with each. My dad’s mom was the one who had cable, and she liked to go to bed early, meaning I learned all sorts of things at night. My mom’s mom was the one who took me to the theater more often, and she’d take me to see pretty much anything as long as the rating was okay. One afternoon, she told me to get in the car because there was something special playing. I was ten years old, and I only knew The Pink Panther as a cartoon character. That afternoon, though, I saw The Return Of The Pink Panther, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, and Revenge Of The Pink Panther »

- Drew McWeeny

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R.I.P. Burt Kwouk - Pink Panther's Cato

24 May 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Burt Kwouk, the actor who played martial arts expert Cato in the original Peter Sellers "Pink Panther" films, has died at the age of 85. He "passed peacefully" according to his agent Jean Diamond, with no specific cause of death mentioned.

Born in northwest England in 1930 and raised in Shanghai, Kwouk had his first major role in 1958's "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness". He also appeared in two James Bond classics - "Goldfinger" and "You Only Live Twice" - along with the original "Rollerball" and Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun". He also had guest spots on popular 1960s shows like "The Avengers," "Secret Agent" and "The Saint" and a regular role on 1980s British sitcom "Last of the Summer Wine'.

But it's his work in a half dozen "Pink Panther" films as Cato Fong that he'll always be remembered for. The character, a manservant to Sellers' bumbling Inspector Clouseau, »

- Garth Franklin

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Burt Kwouk obituary

24 May 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor best known for his roles in the Pink Panther films and the BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine

Anna May Wong, the first of the few Chinese actors to gain Hollywood stardom, explained why she retired from the screen: “I was so tired of the parts I had to play. Why is it that the screen Chinese is nearly always the villain? And so crude a villain – murderous, treacherous, a snake in the grass. We are not like that. How should we be, with a civilisation that is so many times older than that of the west?” Burt Kwouk, who has died aged 85, felt the same way but, as he remarked: “I look at it this way – if I don’t do it, someone else will. So why don’t I go in, get some money and try to elevate it a bit, if I can?”

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- Ronald Bergan

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Burt Kwouk obituary

24 May 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor best known for his roles in the Pink Panther films and the BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine

Anna May Wong, the first of the few Chinese actors to gain Hollywood stardom, explained why she retired from the screen: “I was so tired of the parts I had to play. Why is it that the screen Chinese is nearly always the villain? And so crude a villain – murderous, treacherous, a snake in the grass. We are not like that. How should we be, with a civilisation that is so many times older than that of the west?” Burt Kwouk, who has died aged 85, felt the same way but, as he remarked: “I look at it this way – if I don’t do it, someone else will. So why don’t I go in, get some money and try to elevate it a bit, if I can?”

Kwouk, mostly »

- Ronald Bergan

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Burt Kwouk obituary

24 May 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor best known for his roles in the Pink Panther films and the BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine

Anna May Wong, the first of the few Chinese actors to gain Hollywood stardom, explained why she retired from the screen: “I was so tired of the parts I had to play. Why is it that the screen Chinese is nearly always the villain? And so crude a villain – murderous, treacherous, a snake in the grass. We are not like that. How should we be, with a civilisation that is so many times older than that of the west?” Burt Kwouk, who has died aged 85, felt the same way but, as he remarked: “I look at it this way – if I don’t do it, someone else will. So why don’t I go in, get some money and try to elevate it a bit, if I can?”

Kwouk, mostly »

- Ronald Bergan

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Burt Kwouk, Cato in ‘Pink Panther’ Movies, Dies at 85

24 May 2016 8:47 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Burt Kwouk, the actor who played Cato in the “Pink Panther” films, has died. He was 85. According to the BBC, a statement issued by his agent read, “Beloved actor Burt Kwouk has sadly passed peacefully away. The family will be having a private funeral but there will be a memorial at a later date.” Kwouk appeared in seven “Pink Panther” films opposite Peter Sellers, starring as Clouseau’s servant Cato. Kwouk also starred in three James Bond films, including “Goldfinger” and “You Only Live Twice,” as well as the BBC sitcom “Last of the Summer Wine” from 2002 to 2010. Also Read:. »

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Burt Kwouk, Who Played Cato in ‘Pink Panther’ Movies, Dies at 85

24 May 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Burt Kwouk, who played Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato Fong in Blake Edwards’ “Pink Panther” movies, has died at the age of 85.

Kwouk featured in seven “Pink Panther” pics, starting with 1964’s “A Shot in the Dark” through to “Curse of the Pink Panther” in 1983. He played Cato, which was initially spelled Kato, a martial arts specialist who regularly attacked Clouseau, played by Peter Sellers, to keep him alert.

Other movie appearances included James Bond films “Goldfinger” and “You Only Live Twice,” as well as Fred Schepisi’s “Plenty,” Steven Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun” and Roger Spottiswoode’s “Air America.”

TV series credits included “The Avengers,” “The Saint,” “Doctor Who,” “Hart to Hart” and “Tenko,” in which he played Major Yamauchi. One of his last dramatic roles was in BBC sitcom “Last of the Summer Wine,” in which he played Entwistle from 2002 to 2010.

Kwouk received an award from Prince Charles, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Burt Kwouk, Cato from Pink Panther, dies age 85

24 May 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

British-born actor who grew up in China starred in three James Bond movies and Last of the Summer Wine as well as his celebrated role alongside Peter Sellers

Pink Panther star Burt Kwouk, best known for playing Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato opposite Peter Sellers, has died aged 85.

A statement from the Warrington-born actor’s agent to the BBC revealed the news. No further details were given as to cause of death.

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- Ben Child

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Burt Kwouk, Cato from Pink Panther, dies age 85

24 May 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

British-born actor who grew up in China starred in three James Bond movies and Last of the Summer Wine as well as his celebrated role alongside Peter Sellers

Pink Panther star Burt Kwouk, best known for playing Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato opposite Peter Sellers, has died aged 85.

A statement from the Warrington-born actor’s agent to the BBC revealed the news. No further details were given as to cause of death.

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- Ben Child

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Burt Kwouk, Cato from Pink Panther, dies age 85

24 May 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

British-born actor who grew up in China starred in three James Bond movies and Last of the Summer Wine as well as his celebrated role alongside Peter Sellers

Pink Panther star Burt Kwouk, best known for playing Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato opposite Peter Sellers, has died aged 85.

A statement from the Warrington-born actor’s agent to the BBC revealed the news. No further details were given as to cause of death.

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- Ben Child

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Doomwatch: revisiting a UK 'sci-fact' classic

31 March 2016 3:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Ground-breaking, intelligent, prescient 1970s drama Doomwatch, now out on DVD, is a British television classic...

Playing on the public's fear that 'this could actually happen', Doomwatch had a veneer of credibility unusual in the escapist television drama landscape of the late 60s/early 70s. This spring sees the most comprehensive haul of Doomwatch episodes released on DVD for the first time. The nickname for the "Department for the Observation and Measurement of Scientific Work", the series first appeared on BBC1 on Monday 9th February 1970 at 9.40pm. It followed half an hour of comedy from Kenneth Williams, which must have surely heightened its dramatic impact.

The series would run in tandem with the early Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who; the first episode made its debut two days after part two of Doctor Who And The Silurians. The two shows undoubtedly shared a synergy of ideas - not to mention cast and crew. »

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