I’m very sad today to hear that one of my childhood heroes Paul Darrow has passed away. He was most memorably known for the extraordinary character of Kerr Avon in Blakes 7 which for me became one of the most iconic roles in sci-fi.
Blessed with matinee idol looks, one of the finest voices in movie history and a delivery, wit and gravitas that rendered his brilliantly scripted character eternal.
I shall treasure my signed copy of his autobiography even more now though remain sad that I never got to meet the man to thank him for all the pleasure he gave to millions.
RIP Paul, I hope that on the other side you are aboard the most powerful ship in the galaxy and cruising the cosmos.
I found a wonderful compendium of clips which demonstrate his mesmerising talent:
Lots of wonderful wit and repartee in this clip: