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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:53 pm    Post subject: RIP Lewis Collins Reply with quote

The Professionals Star dies aged 67

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/professionals-actor-lewis-collins-dies-6350258

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am totally blown away by this news. It appears so out of the blue. It may surprise many here that The Professionals has quite an active fan community, moreso than B7 I daresay.

I got into the Professionals a little after I got into B7, and Bodie was my favourite character right away. I feel that Collins talents as an actor were criminally under-utilised in the 80s. In fact, I have my own extended theory on that as it happens.

I remember finding out that my current partner is a bit of a James Bond buff. I respect her opinion on such matters so I introduced her to the Professionals series and after a watching quite a few episodes, I mentioned that Collins was rumoured to have been considered for the role of Bond in the early to mid 80s.

"Yeah, He would have been a great Bond" was the response.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard about this on Radio 4 only a few hours ago

I'm a fan of The Professionals too; got all the DVD box sets. I thought Collins was great in it, and I was surprised he never really went on to do many other prominent roles in film and TV.

One of the people paying tribute to him on the radio also said he would have made a good Bond! It's a shame we never got to see that.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My female friends and I were all very keen on the lovely Bodie.

He seemed too young to die-made us a bit aware of our own advancing years!
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