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RIP Nicolas Smith 1934-2015

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:37 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Sadly the final chapter in sitcom history closed today with the passing of actor Nicolas Smith aged 81yrs. He will be best remembered for and was the last surviving original cast member of the cult comedy series Are You Being Served. He played Mr Rumbold from 1972 to 1985, including the 1977 feature film, then in a two series spin-off of Grace and Favour shown in 1992/93. :|

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Re: RIP Nicolas Smith 1934-2015

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:45 am
by bob
So many talented actors gone !!!

Re: RIP Nicolas Smith 1934-2015

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:20 pm
by Archie
The sad death of Nicolas Smith marks another landmark in British comedy, Steptoe, Dads Army all the actors deceased.
Those comedies were compulsive Sat night viewing for my family in the 70's.

'Olive' is the only player left from On The Buses, I was saddened to read last week that Prunella Scales - Sybill Fawlty has Alzheimer's'
It demonstrates how fragile life is, at least we still have re runs and DVDs to remind us of those marvellous comedies.

Re: RIP Nicolas Smith 1934-2015

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:46 pm
by Ivor Biggun
Ilovesteptoe wrote: He will be best remembered for and was the last surviving original cast member of the cult comedy series Are You Being Served


Isn't Trevor Bannister still alive?

Re: RIP Nicolas Smith 1934-2015

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:47 pm
by Ivor Biggun
Archie wrote: Dads Army all the actors deceased.


What about Ian Lavender?

Re: RIP Nicolas Smith 1934-2015

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:54 pm
by harold
he's been summoned to the boardroom in the sky

Re: RIP Nicolas Smith 1934-2015

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:45 pm
by The Pixel Surgeon
Ivor Biggun wrote:
Ilovesteptoe wrote: He will be best remembered for and was the last surviving original cast member of the cult comedy series Are You Being Served


Isn't Trevor Bannister still alive?


Unfortunately not...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13098312

Re: RIP Nicolas Smith 1934-2015

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:19 pm
by Ivor Biggun
The Pixel Surgeon wrote:
Ivor Biggun wrote:
Ilovesteptoe wrote: He will be best remembered for and was the last surviving original cast member of the cult comedy series Are You Being Served


Isn't Trevor Bannister still alive?


Unfortunately not...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13098312


I didn't think he was that old.

I think of all the AYBS actors, the one whose death I was most taken aback by was John Inman. He had a youthful energy and spirit right up to the end that made you think he would go on forever. He also didn't look his age like all the rest.