Friday, January 27, 2012

British actor Williamson ("Excalibur") dead at age of 75

The death of one of the best Britsh actors, Nicol Williamson, was announced this week, at the age of 75 from a long battle with esophageal cancer. The Scottish-born Williamson, possessor of one of the great voices in movies and theater (as well as one of the more volitaile tempers) was best known for his role as Merlin in the John Boorman production of "Excalibur," regarded by many as the best of the King Arthur movies.
Williamson also played Sherlock Holmes in "The Seven Percent Solution," as well as Little John in "Robin and Marian," with Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn.
He actually passed away on Dec. 16 in Amsterdam, but his death was only announced this week on his website.

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