Warren Clarke RIP

November 13, 2014 at 12:27 am (drama, Jim D, RIP, television)

[youtube+https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmROPIeHy4Y]

don’t know anything about him, beyond what the obits say.

The Graun says this:

“He was born Alan Clarke in Oldham, Lancashire. His father was a stained-glass window maker and his mother a secretary. On leaving school at 15, he took a job as a copy boy on the Manchester Evening News, but he wanted to become an actor and performed with amateur companies. He also worked at Huddersfield Rep. When, aged 18, Clarke took the role of Huckleberry Finn in Tom Sawyer at the Liverpool Playhouse (1965), he was one of the few cast members to emerge unscathed from the Guardian critic’s review, which noted that he “plays him with placid deliberation … against the surrounding cacophony, but the style is right”. Clarke then turned professional.”

But – bloody hell – sixty seven! That’s just seven years older than me …

He seemed like a good bloke.

His character in Dalziel And Pascoe introduced me to single malts

2 Comments

  1. Mike Killingworth said,

    You think you got trouble?

    I’m 65…

  2. Ted Edwards said,

    I am sorry to learn Warren has died as I enjoyed watching most things he was in.
    OK I will admit to being bias but I also love it when successful actors have working class roots rather than most more recently come from the Oxbridge set.
    R.I.P Warren.

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