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#1 of 16 John Koehler

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Posted July 23 2002 - 08:10 AM

Leo McKern has died at age 82.

The memorable face and voice of The Prisoner's best No. 2 is gone, leaving a void for movie lovers the world over.

Superb is the only word for his performance as the ambitious Cromwell in Man for All Seasons.

Day the Earth Caught Fire gave us another memorable, no...INDELIBLE acting masterclass.

No matter what role he tackled, McKern was always worth watching. So many actors today are bland generic celebrity mannequins. McKern had his own voice, looks, delivery; he was unique.

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#2 of 16 Joseph Young

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Posted July 23 2002 - 08:25 AM

He will be missed. Posted Image

#3 of 16 Michael St. Clair

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Posted July 23 2002 - 08:27 AM

McKern was so, so very excellent in 'The Prisoner'. Be seeing you. Posted Image

#4 of 16 Jason Seaver

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Posted July 23 2002 - 08:31 AM

Whoa... 3rd reply in a Leo McKern thread, and I'm the first to mention "Rumpole"? Those otehrs may have been great roles, but "Rumpole of the Bailey" was, for the last twenty or so years, synonymous with McKern.
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#5 of 16 CharlesD



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Posted July 23 2002 - 08:38 AM

"Chateau Thames Embankment"

Sad news.

#6 of 16 Rob Gardiner

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Posted July 23 2002 - 09:03 AM

Without the ring, there is no sacrifice, with out the sacrifice there is no congregation, without the congregation there'll be no more me.

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#7 of 16 Kevin McCorry

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Posted July 23 2002 - 09:18 AM

Space: 1999, The Omen, Ladyhawke
are also to his credit. As the psychotic talking spaceship in Space: 1999's "The Infernal Machine", McKern had occasion to reprise his famous laugh as Number 2 in The Prisoner, whereas in Ladyhawke, he portrayed a sympathetic, pitiable character who rights a past wrong.
And his portrayal of the doomed Bugenhagen in the first two Omens. Sheer brilliance. Sci-fi, fantasy, horror
genres have lost one of their best.

#8 of 16 JeffreyMercado


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Posted July 23 2002 - 09:19 AM

I will miss him in Captain Kangaroo.

#9 of 16 GaryEA


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Posted July 23 2002 - 09:52 AM

Leo, thank you for your time, your heart, and your talent.

Be seeing you.


#10 of 16 Steve Christou

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Posted July 23 2002 - 11:33 AM

Farewell Rumpole of the Bailey.

RIP Leo.Posted Image

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#11 of 16 David Lambert

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Posted July 23 2002 - 11:57 AM

My wife recalls him most for his brief but important role as Paddy in The Blue Lagoon. I, of course, know him in all the other things already mentioned.

Farewell, Reginald. You were a brilliant actor, and will be missed. Godspeed.
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#12 of 16 David Lambert

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Posted July 23 2002 - 12:02 PM

By the way: BBC and CNN articles are at those links (they are rather similar, but check out each one).
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#13 of 16 Randy_M


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Posted July 23 2002 - 01:24 PM

One of my favorites...especially Rumpole

First Rumpole set on 8/27; a fitting tribute to a great actor.

#14 of 16 Kurt N

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Posted July 23 2002 - 03:46 PM

So sad.

Thanks for so many memories...
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#15 of 16 Jan Strnad

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Posted July 23 2002 - 04:35 PM

Very sad news, indeed. He could always be counted upon to liven up any production.

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#16 of 16 Ben Motley

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Posted July 23 2002 - 08:15 PM

Leo rocked. Posted Image

Be seeing you. Posted Image