Vale: Gary Waldhorn

UK actor, best known for The Vicar of Dibley, has died.

UK actor Gary Waldhorn, best known for The Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 78.

He died peacefully on Monday morning. A statement by his son said: “Classically trained, it was the theatre where he truly flourished and he leaves a legacy of entertainment that saw him frequent the boards of Broadway, the West End and our living rooms on the telly!

“He leaves behind his two grandsons, Cooper and Bayley, and his son, Josh. We will all miss him terribly.”

Waldhorn played bullish Councillor David Horton in The Vicar of Dibley from 1994 – 2000, reprising the role intermittently until 2020.

He also played Lionel Bainbridge in the first three series of Brush Strokes before the character was written out.

He also appeared on The Sweeney, Brush Strokes, Hotel Babylon, French and Saunders, Softly Softly, Space: 1999, The New Avengers, Brideshead Revisited, The Professionals, Minder, Robin of Sherwood, Rumpole of the Bailey, The Bill, Heartbeat, Napoleon and Love. His film credits include Zeppelin, Rawlinson End, Escape to Victory, and Tornado in The Chain.

BBC Comedy said: “Gary was an incredibly talented actor who is fondly remembered by us for his numerous appearances on some of the nations most treasured BBC shows, and of course as Councillor David Horton in The Vicar of Dibley.”


Source: The Guardian

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