Sunday, February 3, 2019

Clive Swift, Rest In Peace. (Also known as Mr., Boo-kay)

UK Actor Clive Swift has died at the age of 82. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as the affable and extremely patient Richard Bucket in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances.

BBC: Clive Swift dies, age 82:
Actor Clive Swift, known to millions as Hyacinth Bucket's hen-pecked husband Richard in BBC One's 90s sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, has died aged 82.

He spent six years playing Richard opposite Dame Patricia Routledge.

The role saw him patiently tolerate her ham-fisted and invariably thwarted attempts at social climbing.
The MirrorKeeping Up Appearances...a role Swift almost didn't take.
But fans might not know the much-loved star almost didn't take the role that made him a household name.
The classically trained actor, who enjoyed a 50 year career across theatre, film and television, also said the show was the only 'proper money' he'd ever earned. 
Rest In Peace, Mr. Swift. For there is no other actor, living or dead, who could have come close to his marked perfection playing the role of Richard, Boo-kay.

Clive Swift 1936-2019

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