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calliopes_pen ([personal profile] calliopes_pen) wrote2017-06-06 02:00 pm

Rest In Peace, Peter Sallis

Peter Sallis has passed away at the age of 96. May he rest in peace. While he was loved for being the voice of Wallace in Wallace & Gromit, I’ve barely heard of that in passing. However, after checking IMDB, I do remember him in the role of Samuel Paxton in Taste The Blood of Dracula (1970). I haven’t seen the film since I was probably 12. So at some point, I really need to rewatch that one. I recently watched The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) (he played a character named Don Enrique) for the first time, courtesy of Svengoolie airing it.

It appears Sallis was also in an episode of Mystery And Imagination in 1970, for an adaptation of Sweeney Todd, as Brogden/Mundel/Hopkins; from what I can determine, this might be one of the few episodes to have survived (along with Dracula 1968), although I haven’t been fortunate enough to locate it.

For Doctor Who fans, he played Penley in the Second Doctor era story The Ice Warriors in 1967. He was also in Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) as a priest; Tom Baker and Agnes Moorehead appear in it, too, so I need to locate and watch it. Even if is 3 hours long.
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[personal profile] lost_spook 2017-06-06 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Peter Sallis was one of those unavoidable actors in the UK, thanks to Last of the Summer Wine, and Wallace & Gromit, but he was always very good in everything. I've caught him incidentally in quite a lot of my old telly series.

t appears Sallis was also in an episode of Mystery And Imagination in 1970, for an adaptation of Sweeney Todd, as Brogden/Mundel/Hopkins; from what I can determine, this might be one of the few episodes to have survived (along with Dracula 1968), although I haven’t been fortunate enough to locate it.

Yes, it exists. It's on the DVD, although I haven't watched it because I really really don't do Sweeney Todd. I really do wish I could lend you my DVD, but unfortunately not only are we an ocean apart, you wouldn't be able to play them if I did.
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[personal profile] elistaire 2017-06-06 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I love Wallace and Gromit and am sad he's gone (though 96! What an excellent run!) I always hear him in my head a little when I shop for cheese: Cheese, Gromit!