Peter Wyngarde has passed away

For people of a certain age, Peter Wyngarde was the face of the school holidays where you’d be glued to the telly watching repeats of Jason King or Department S. He later of course cut a wonderful baddie in Flash Gordon as Klytus.

Wyngarde was one of those actors who ended up inspiring a whole load of people from Mike Myers for his Austin Powers character, to Chris Claremont and John Byrne for their X Men run with the ‘Jason Wyngarde’ character.

He was so popular at one point he released a solo album titled imaginatively enough, Peter Wyngarde. It has a track called Rape.

Moving on, he also did a fantastic version of Neville Thumbcatch which just sums up that point in the early 70’s where the hippy dream hasn’t fully died yet, but we’re also falling into a cultural mess that ends up in Punk in 1976.

So cheerio to one of those characters we’ll never, ever have again…

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4 thoughts on “Peter Wyngarde has passed away

  1. It was always a marker of the school holidays for me, and I always wished you’d have all these characters in a shared universe. So Jason King would meet The Persuaders to fight The Champions.

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  2. That’s so good. An idea that should be developed. Just think, an Alexandro Bastedo and Diana Rigg team-up. And as both Wyngarde and McNee designed some of their clobber wouldn’t the two of them together be something to see?

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