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Re: Favourite reliably typecast actors
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2021, 08:38:36 AM »
Noel Purcell - the Irish Hugh Griffith - your token 50s Brit film seadog.

Re: Favourite reliably typecast actors
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2021, 09:22:12 AM »
Need a bloke who's completely legit & part of the establishment, but he's really a little bit woo, a little bit weyyyy? Good looking, but slightly let himself go?

Danny Webb is your man

Re: Favourite reliably typecast actors
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2021, 09:59:21 AM »
Need a bloke who's completely legit & part of the establishment, but he's really a little bit woo, a little bit weyyyy? Good looking, but slightly let himself go?

Danny Webb is your man

and his IMDB shows him constantly in work every year from 1982. Consistent.

Re: Favourite reliably typecast actors
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2021, 10:33:30 AM »
That Familiar Unknown is a blummin' good read, but  one or two entries seem a little harsh.

The recently departed Nicola Pagett, for example; she was actually quite a well established actress, and had a couple of leading roles in her time. I mean, as long as you're going down that route, you may as well claim that Her Who Plays Villanelle deserves a place in this category, haplessly typecast as Massively Fit Bit Of Crumpet.

Pagett was an incredibly well established actor and was usually in leading roles. I saw her as Mrs Prentice in What The Butler Saw at the National - Richard Wilson (who also directed), John Alderton and David Tennant were in the cast. Pagett was also in the touring version but abruptly left, which was well-reported in both tabloids and broadsheet press.

Haven’t looked at the site for a while, but some of the inclusions (e.g. Darren Nesbitt) didn’t really fit the billing but seemed rather arbitrary, but in fairness it’s providing a very cursory overview about people’s careers.

Re: Favourite reliably typecast actors
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2021, 11:17:24 AM »
Yeah. Eric Sykes is in there for Cliff's sake but he is hardly unknown

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Re: Favourite reliably typecast actors
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2021, 11:45:42 AM »
David Scholfield invariably plays scary Northerners/ villains/ bent coppers. Basically, characters who rarely have a warm smile. I first noticed him in (first pic) An American Werewolf In London (1981). Top actor, and what a career.



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Re: Favourite reliably typecast actors
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2021, 11:46:05 AM »
Michael Ironside.

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Re: Favourite reliably typecast actors
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2021, 07:41:15 PM »
Also for our American Readers: Jean Smart. Sub- Sarandon sassy slightly older female parts in comedies a speciality ( must have been the fist name that came to the casting director's mind for that role in " Frasier".)

Last saw her playing a more mature, patriarchal part in that series of " Fargo".

She's been in a lot of really great stuff recently, including Legion, Mare Of Easttown, Watchmen and her own HBO series Hacks, which has just been given a second season, and has been fantastic in all of them.

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« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2021, 09:29:09 PM »
She's been in a lot of really great stuff recently, including Legion, Mare Of Easttown, Watchmen and her own HBO series Hacks, which has just been given a second season, and has been fantastic in all of them.
Also the Audrey Roberts/Joan character in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSwZmu3n5O0

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Re: Favourite reliably typecast actors
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2021, 09:45:48 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Sim

Gerald Sim always seemed to play Vicars or Chaplains or Bishops or Priests or Reverends.

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« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2021, 12:14:17 AM »
Georgie Glen is known in our house, as the woman who is in things.

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Re: Favourite reliably typecast actors
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2021, 10:06:46 AM »
One bloke whose appearances always get a chuckle is Lance Reddick, a man you simply cannot imagine having an actual life beyond playing gruff, by-the-book, uniformed authority figures with a surprising tendency to give maverick subordinates a bit of leeway. I get the impression that he runs his own household by calling the kids in for meetings in his study and warning them for overspending or slacking off with their chores, but then letting them have a biscuit even though they didn’t finish their dinner, because they drank some juice earlier.

Havw you seen him in Corporate? It's a comedy but you'd get the exact same impression.

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Re: Favourite reliably typecast actors
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2021, 06:09:03 PM »
Royce Mills ( although you could argue he's had some quite varied roles; he was the voice of a dalek in the same 1984 episode of " Dr. Who" that had Rodney Bewes in it, for example).

Afraid he left us two years ago, luv. I wrote this about him at the time.

Really should give a tip of the hat to the star of my avatar, and his brother Wolfe. Regarding this Familiar Unknown blog, to be honest I prefer the way this man does it, on this section of his site.

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