Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Zulu actor James Booth dies at 77


Veteran British actor James Booth, star of Zulu, has died at the age of 77.


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Born in Croydon, Surrey, in 1927, the Rada-trained actor began his career on the stage at London's Old Vic theatre before being cast in the 1964 classic.

But his portrayal of Private Henry Hook as a thieving drunk would later inspire a campaign to restore the reputation of the Victoria Cross-winning soldier.

Booth divided his time between America and the UK, achieving success in later life in the cult US TV show Twin Peaks.

His role in Twin Peaks, as ex-convict Ernie Niles, followed appearances in Minder and Bergerac and a recurring role in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

1 Comments:

Blogger Diana Blackwell said...

For more information about James Booth, please see the world's only website about him: www.jamesbooth.org., which includes a bio, interviews, original reviews, photos, and much more.

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