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BAYLDON, Geoffrey

bayldonA shoo-in on the strength of his demented mirth in Asylum alone. Throw in such other roles as his sympathetic Rev Philip Moss in Sky West And Crooked, the austere Prison Governor in Porridge, and his charming Ernest Thesiger homage as Theo von Hartmann in The House That Dripped Blood, and his case looks all the stronger.

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The two clinchers? He’s the man who gave us the second-only-to-Llewellyn portrayal of Q in the real Casino Royale (“it’s not for me, it’s for the Official Secrets Act”) AND buried Albert in Steptoe And Son Ride Again.

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