Monday, July 30, 2007

John Normington

It's my sad duty to report the death of actor John Normington, who appeared in the Torchwood episode "Ghost Machine" last November. He played Tom Flanagan, a former WWII evacuee who'd relocated to Cardiff following the end of the war. Normington's scenes, coupled with Helen Raynor's somewhat poetic script, packed a real emotional punch.

Normington also appeared in several 'classic' adventures from the original 1963-89 run of Doctor Who. He played the villainous Trau Morgus in Peter Davison's final story "The Caves of Androzani", and starred opposite Shelia Hancock in 1988's "The Happiness Patrol" - a somewhat flawed adventure featuring the horrendous Kandyman.

My sympathies extend to John's family and friends.
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