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Farewell, Tlotoxl

November 4th, 2008 (12:21 am)

The Daily Telegraph are reporting that John Ringham has died. I was first aware of him on television as Penny's father in John Sullivan's 1980s sitcom Just Good Friends, but later caught up with his memorable performance as Tlotoxl in Doctor Who's The Aztecs from 1964. It's a Richard III-like performance with measured doses of scene-chewing, but Ringham knew where to deploy them. I think I saw him in an episode of Doctors earlier this year, so he was working till fairly recently.

(edited because I can't spell at this hour, and I'm meant to be reading US history anyway)