He was still performing until ten weeks before his death from AIDS in 1995. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Dursley McLinden was one of those blessed human beings who brightened everyone's life. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Dursley McLinden (29 May 1965, Douglas, Isle of Man - 7 August 1995) was a Manx actor whose career was mostly focused on the London stage in musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Gigi (Lyric Theatre, 1985) and Follies.His television roles included a 1988 appearance in Doctor Who as Sgt. At the same time he continued doggedly, against all odds, to work as an actor. Date: 1995-11-02. Dursley McLinden, actor, dancer and singer: born Douglas, Isle of Man 29 May 1965; died London 7 August 1995. His television roles included a 1988 appearance in Doctor Who as Sgt. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Mike Smith in the story Remembrance of the Daleks. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. He was particularly the inspiration behind cabaret nights at Smith's restaurant in Covent Garden two years ago when members of the casts of the big West End musicals put on their own home-grown cabaret shows often to brilliant effect. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Rent ... threat of death and guns, but it's actually very mild, especially compared to today's family films. Dursley McLinden was educated at Douglas High School and joined London's Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. As an enterprising sideline, McLinden had also developed a special skill as an entertaining and adept conjurer, a role which he usually performed for charity and which invariably drew eager volunteers to be sawn in half (his piece de resistance) at theatre garden parties. He moved from Isle of Man to London when he was 16 to train as an actor at the Mountview Theatre School. Dursley McLinden was educated at Douglas High School and joined London's Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. The baby that stood in for child Sgt Benton in The Time Monster when he regresses died a few weeks after filming according to the DVD commentary. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Contextually, however, there are few film adaptations of his books. Mike Smith in the story Remembrance of the Daleks. Colin Dale, Saeed Jaffrey, Dursley McLinden Genres Comedy, Kids Subtitles English [CC] Audio Languages English. Only complex difficulties over the American performing rights prevented him from achieving his dream. Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks (1988) [Headmaster]: Drops dead after attempting to interrogate Dursley McLinden for the location of the Renegade Dalek base. To this end, Mike is the most intriguing character – a dashing sergeant in a flying jacket, who seems terribly nice but is actually a traitor with fascist tendencies. He was extremely prejudiced towards black people and a member of a fascist organisation known as the Association. Nick Diamond (Colin Dale) is a private detective hired by a South American midget to guard a box containing a rare treasure. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Read more about Dursley McLinden on Wikipedia » Richard Warwick. God’s commandments and moral laws are reality, built on and produce His unchanging holy goodness and Character. {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. A talented actor, singer and dancer, over the following years he would appear in numerous productions in Britain and abroad, including Annie, Robert and Elizabeth, Damn Yankees, Gigi, The Threepenny Opera, Macbeth, The Crucifer of Blood, To Kill a Mocking Bird and Follies. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Mike Smith in the story Remembrance of the Daleks.McLinden continued working up until a few weeks … [2], Learn how and when to remove this template message, "OBITUARY: Dursley McLinden, The Independent", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dursley_McLinden&oldid=940606387, Articles needing additional references from January 2013, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 February 2020, at 15:10. His television roles included a 1988 appearance in Doctor Who as Sgt. McLinden's natural and very charismatic charm made him an immensely popular member of his profession. Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Simon Williams (Gilmore), Dursley McLinden (Mike), Pamela Salem (Rachel), Karen Gledhill (Allison) ... Death the Constant Companion. The deleted scenes feature on the DVD would elaborate on this further: his death due to … The Diamond Brothers is a series of humorous children's detective books by Anthony Horowitz, the first of which was published in 1986.The books tell the adventures of the world's worst private detective, Tim Diamond, and his younger brother, Nick Diamond, who is considerably more intelligent. Dursley McLinden (May 29, 1965 Douglas-August 7, 1995 London) also known as Dursley James McLinden was a British actor. Richard Warwick (April 29, 1945 Meopham-December 16, 1997 St John's Wood) also known as Richard Carey Winter was a British actor Well now, let's see in the case of Mr. McLinden... DWM stated that he died after a lengthy illness, and Sophie Aldred in her book "Ace!" For the past four years he was a regular member of the company of The Phantom of the Opera, in which he served in a variety of roles, sometimes as understudy, sometimes in the chorus and occasionally, when there was an opportunity and he was fit enough, playing the supporting role of Raoul. This unique set boasts complete recordings of Kern/Hammerstein's Show Boat (1927), Porter's Anything Goes (1934), Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun (1946), Lerner/Loewe's Brigadoon and Porter's Kiss Me Kate (1948), all made under the direction of … 1 - 05/10/1988 19:35 2 - 12/10/1988 19:35 3 - 19/10/1988 19:35 4 - 26/10/1988 19:35 Plot. I'm surprised none of the Doctor Who fans have mention it's twenty-five years yesterday since Dursley McLinden died. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Dursley McLinden (1965–1995) Dursley McLinden. An actor, singer, magician and natural-born juvenile lead which makes it all the more sad that he should have died on August 7 at the early age of 30. Dursley McLinden wrote (13.6.11 5pm) ... STDs, early death and in the places where homo/bi/etc. Shortly afterwards he won a role in Derek Nimmo's production of The Man Most Likely To . It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. . Dursley McLinden (174 words) no match in snippet view article find links to article Dursley James McLinden (29 May 1965 – 7 August 1995) was a Manx actor whose career was mostly focused on the London stage in musicals such as The Phantom McLinden was born and grew up in Douglas, Isle of Man, and at the age of eight, at Douglas High School, he played the Dame in Dick Whittington. As he rightly thought, this would have been an extraordinary once-only opportunity for Londoners to see a New York show of legendary reputation. Death Anniversary Thread. With his dazzling looks, dashing presence and winning charm, Dursley McLinden was the quintessential English juvenile lead. Link to post Share on other sites. Death Anniversary Thread Sign in to follow this . Production Code: 7H. God will not be mocked. Allied with a strong will and an urgent sense of mission it made him one of the moving spirits behind West End Cares, the theatrical wing of the Aids charity Crusaid. Michael "Mike" Smith was a sergeant in the Royal Air Force under Group Captain Gilmore. Recently he was seen on television in his film role, the scatter-brained young private eye in Just Ask for Diamond, which perfectly suited the fun and lightness of his personality. Notable non-DWU work: Dursley McLinden (born in Douglas, Isle of Man on 29 May 1965, died 7 August 1995) played Mike Smith in the Doctor Who television story Remembrance of the Daleks . His last performance, only 10 weeks ago, was in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's, on the night before his 30th birthday. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Dursley James McLinden (29 May 1965 – 7 August 1995) was a Manx actor whose career was mostly focused on the London stage in musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Gigi (Lyric Theatre, 1985) and Follies. Alas, seven years ago McLinden fell ill. McLinden continued working up until a few weeks before his death at the age of 30. Dursley McLinden (Mike Smith) May 29 1965 to Aug 7 1995 (AIDS-related illness) Career highlights Isle of Man born Dursley's brief career also included playing Tim Diamond in Just Ask for Diamond (1988) and The Diamond Brothers (1991). Page: 30. Michael Charles McLinden September 22, 1951 – November 12, 2020 Michael Charles McLinden was born on September 22, 1951 and passed away on November 12, 2020 and is under the care of Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home Inc.. First Transmitted. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. McGlinn-who was just 55 when he died-was not just a celebrated conductor, but also an invaluable archivist of American musical theater. He appeared in the title role in the 1988 film Just Ask for Diamond. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. He appeared in the title role in the 1988 film Just Ask for Diamond. Dursley was 30 years old at the time of death. Dursley James McLinden (29 May 1965 – 7 August 1995) was a Manx actor whose career was mostly focused on the London stage in musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Gigi (Lyric Theatre, 1985) and Follies. His final production was The Phantom of the Opera. He appeared in the West End in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, and in Stephen Sondheim's Follies at the Shaftesbury Theatre. He had a romantic interest in Ace, but when she discovered he was a spy she was … His work was also in the Dursley McLinden comedy "Diamond's Edge" (1990). Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. When he appeared in such musicals as Annie, Robert and Elizabeth, Damn Yankees and Gigi (in which he appeared in John Dexter's West End production), he showed himself to be a young performer who could not only sing and dance with charm and skill but one whose personality alone was likely to carry him through a whole succession of leading roles in English musical theatre. Share this post. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. For some time McLinden nursed a fierce ambition to produce a special Sunday night charity performance of the Broadway musical Dream Girls. Dursley McLinden Birthday and Date of Death Dursley McLinden was born on May 29, 1965 and died on August 7, 1995. Longer titles found: Dursley McLinden , Dursley and Midland Junction Railway , Dursley railway station ... Vernon and Petunia Dursley and bullied by their spoiled son Dudley since the death of his parents. Followers 5. ., touring the Middle and Far East. (Can't mind anyone else that young, though Simon Gipps-Kent, Dursley McLinden and her off Curse of Fenric all died in their 20s.) McLinden continued working up until a few weeks before his death at … His work in repertory included Crucifer of Blood in Ipswich, To Kill a Mocking Bird and Damn Yankees in Birmingham, and Robert and Elizabeth at the Chichester Festival Theatre. 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