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RIP Clive Dunn

Postby PhilGlass » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:31 pm

RIP to Clive Dunn, best known as Jonesy in Dad's Army and of course for his record "Grandad".
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby The Pixel Surgeon » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:43 pm

Indeed, sad news, but he did have good long life.

Never appeared in any Steptoe episodes, which is rather surprising (to me at least), bearing in mind he was fairly prominent in other comedies from the era.

Thanks for all the laughs, Mr Dunn ;-)
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby Archie » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:10 pm

Another British comedy legend gone RIP :(
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby PhilGlass » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:54 pm

The Pixel Surgeon wrote:
Never appeared in any Steptoe episodes, which is rather surprising (to me at least), bearing in mind he was fairly prominent in other comedies from the era.


Yes I agree it is surprising, he would have been a welcome addition. Shame.
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby The Pixel Surgeon » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:30 pm

PhilGlass wrote:
The Pixel Surgeon wrote:
Never appeared in any Steptoe episodes, which is rather surprising (to me at least), bearing in mind he was fairly prominent in other comedies from the era.


Yes I agree it is surprising, he would have been a welcome addition. Shame.


At first, I’d imagined he’d have fitted in well, playing a character in the earlier black and white series. But then I thought, maybe not, as they were more dramatic than what the colour series went on to become (IMHO). Dunn, played comedy rolls, so would probably have suited the later colour series better... (Although there weren’t many true comedy actors, especially in the early series. I mean, Galton and Simpson chose Wilfrid and Harry for the main rolls, originally, because they were ‘serious actors’)
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby PhilGlass » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:59 pm

I agree he woukd have fitted in to the colour episodes better but thee were many true comedy actors in my oinion throughut the shows run... Leonard Rossiter, Frank Thornton, Gilly Flo,wer, Molly Sugden, Trevor Bannister Kenneth J Warren, all of who were known or comedic roles around the time. Harry and Wilfrid carried the drama enough that the show could expand out to comedy performers.
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby The Pixel Surgeon » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:42 am

The black and white series relied a lot less on comedy actors, than the later colour series. That's what I basically meant.
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby PhilGlass » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:44 am

The Pixel Surgeon wrote:The black and white series relied a lot less of comedy actors, than the later colour series. That's what I basically meant.


Ah ok I agree totally with that.
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby bob » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:42 am

I can just imagine him running up to the pearly gates crying "Don't Panic" !!

Fantastic, in Corporal Jones Clive created a British comedy character who will live forever.
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby harryfaversham » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:30 pm

RIP Clive. Another legend gone
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby BLAKESCREWE » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:32 pm

RIP, Terrrific comedy actor with an interesting life previously.
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:21 am

RIP.
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby harryfaversham » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:22 pm

Well worth a watch DOY
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby PhilGlass » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:45 pm

Dirty Old Yank wrote:RIP.
Looking forward to seeing "Dad's Army" someday.


You've never seen Dads Army? Get out of this forum! Im joking of course.
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Re: RIP Clive Dunn

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:51 pm

PhilGlass wrote:You've never seen Dads Army?

It's not as if yanks don't want to see British sitcoms like Dad's Army, of course we do! Desperately.
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