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February 24th, 2011


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07:16 am - Late and sorry
Here's a nice tribute to Nicholas Courtney (The Brigadier) by Tom Baker. I didn't realise English was his third language, after Arabic and French.

Meanwhile calapine has put together a lovely pictorial tribute: The Many Brigadiers of Nicholas Courtney. A sad loss.

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From:sallymn
Date:February 24th, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
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That is lovely - he does sound like he was such a lovely man.
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From:communicator
Date:February 24th, 2011 10:21 am (UTC)
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I like your icons
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From:sallymn
Date:February 24th, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
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Thanks :) I looked at calapine's pic tribute and just thought "I want to..." They're simple but heartfelt :)
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From:tehomet
Date:February 24th, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for the information and the links. Tom Baker's tribute made me well up a little. Poor Nicholas Courtney. May he rest in peace.
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From:communicator
Date:February 24th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I think he was very different to Tom B so it's nice to hear that they liked each other so much
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From:lexica510
Date:February 24th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
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May he rest in peace.

I met him once many years ago, at a con in San Jose. A friend of a friend was working the overnight security shift on the guests' floor (i.e., don't let any fans through to bother the guests) and let us come sit on the landing by the elevators and hang out. Various actors came through, although they didn't stop to talk — I remember Colin Baker, who had reportedly been hanging out in the bar because it meant at least half the fans couldn't get at him, stepped out of the elevator, looked at us as we perked up, and intoned "Now is neither the time nor the place," and moved off, rather deliberately, down the hall.

And then the elevator doors opened again and Nicholas Courtney stepped out, looked around at us, pulled over a chair, and said, "Well, shall we have a little chat?" He hung out and talked with us for at least half an hour, well past midnight. He seemed like an awfully nice man.
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From:communicator
Date:February 24th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
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What a great story. A real gentleman by all accounts.

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