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Subject: Actor Ian Carmichael dies at 89

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/10 at 8:28 am

Veteran British actor Ian Carmichael has died at the age of 89, his wife has said.

The star of film and TV from the 1950s to the 1970s fell ill over Christmas and New Year, she added.

He died peacefully on Friday at his home in the Esk Valley on the North York Moors.

He made his name in films for the Boulting Brothers including Private's Progress (1956), Brothers in Law (1957) and I'm All Right Jack (1959).

During the 1960s and 1970s, he was successful in parts where he was cast as a loveable buffoon.

On television his role as Bertie Wooster in BBC drama series The World of Wooster was particularly popular with audiences.

This was followed by another well-watched role as Lord Peter Wimsey in several of the BBC drama series based on the mystery novels by Dorothy L Sayers.

In more recent times the actor had parts in the BBC serial Wives and Daughters in 1999 and was in The Royal on ITV as recently as last year.

Former sports commentator Neil Durden-Smith, who knew Carmichael well through their work for the Lord's Taverners cricket-based charity, paid tribute to the actor.

"When I became a trustee in 1976 he had been chairman for two years. He was a marvellous chairman, very caring, hard working, very responsible.

"It's quite unusual for a full-time working actor to be chairman of a pretty big charity."

Asked what made Carmichael so popular on screen, Mr Durden-Smith, 76, said: "He had a twinkle in his eye, a wonderful sense of humour, he was marvellously foppish in a theatrical way. You used to wonder what he would say next!

"He had that love of life and love of people; he gathered people around him like other people gather butterflies or postage stamps."

Carmichael was appointed an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2003.

In 1979, Carmichael wrote an autobiography, Will The Real Ian Carmichael ....

Novelist Kate Carmichael, 55, was his second wife. He also leaves two daughters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

RIP  :\'(

Subject: Re: Actor Ian Carmichael dies at 89

Written By: Frank on 02/06/10 at 1:13 pm

I googled his name and recognize his face. I must have seen a film or TV he was in.

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