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Michael Sheard Dies

A news story just breaking is that Actor Michael Sheard has just died.

Many will have met Michael at a number of conventions around the UK in which he was a familiar face. He was a friendly and fun person and even helped out in a couple of LARP events we ran taking the roll of a NPC Justicar.

In the wider world he will be remember for his rolls in Grange Hill and Star Wars.

The news hasn't said how he died as it's currently on banner rotation for Breaking News on the BBC site.

RIP Michael.

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crocodilewings
Aug. 31st, 2005 11:38 am (UTC)
He played Hitler in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade...
sea_cucumber
Aug. 31st, 2005 11:48 am (UTC)
oh, that's really sad, I always thought he was cool :'(
karohemd
Aug. 31st, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
Sad news indeed and he still owes me a pint...

That Justicar was fantastic. Michael basically didn't know anything about the WoD but he scared the shit out of everyone just by wandering around, smiling at people, randomly wiggling his finger and muttering "I'm watching". ;o)

Funnily enough, I was just looking through my signed copy of Yes, Mr Bronson over the weekend, when I packed a whole load of old books into boxes. I guess I'm going to search for it again and give it a nice spot on the shelf.
gbsteve
Aug. 31st, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC)
From his IMDB entry it seems he played Hitler in six different productions, possibly more than anyone else.

I don't have particularly fond memories of him. I never saw Grange Hill and he was rather a nuisance at a few cons I attended.

Oh well.
hedgetrimmer
Aug. 31st, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
Not to speak ill of the dead, but neither to be a hypocrit, I am of a similar bent.
scimon
Aug. 31st, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC)
I might have to get round to reading the two books of his that I've got.
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