Blofeld Bites The Dust

So farewell then Charles Gray

by Willow Green |
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The announcement today of the death of Charles Gray, best known for his role as Blofeld in Diamonds are Forever, has left movie lovers stunned. Coming fast on the heels of the death of Desmond Llewelyn, who played Q the news is another blow to Bond fans in particular. Gray, born in 1928 in Bournemouth has a vast wealth of roles behind him. While his most memorable role will be as Blofeld in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever, the actor also became part of a cult legend for his potrayal of the criminologist narrator of The Rocky Horror Show. Other film credits include The Mirror Crack’d and The Tichborne Claimant. Gray also stepped in to provide the voice of fellow thespian Jack Hawkins when Hawkins’ throat cancer began affecting his speech. His most recent role was in the Channel 4 adaptation of the best-selling Longitude which has yet to be released in the States.

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