Vicar of Dibley and Pink Panther celebrity John Bluthal dies aged 89


Dawn French has led the tributes for her Vicar of Dibley co-star John Bluthal, who has died at the time of 89.

The Polish-born celebrity – who appeared in three Carry On movies and two Pink Panther admissions – was clarified by the humor favorite as a”humorous” talent.

She published Twitter:”Lots of joyful laughs remembered now. Cheeky, gloomy, humorous. Bye darlin Bluey.”

Her article was accompanied by an image of Bluthal from the popular British sitcom, where he played with parish council secretary Frank Pickle.

Prior to making his debut in the show, he’d enjoyed roles in several of large screen productions, including the unofficial 1967 James Bond movie Casino Royale, The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night and Help, and Superman III.

His final film appearance came in the 2016 Coen Brothers’ comedy Hail, Caesar! , that comprised an all-star cast including George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton.

Throughout the first portion of his acting career, Bluthal maintained quite a few high-profile characters in British theater, including the portion of Fagin from the first West End production of Oliver at 1960.

He’d just moved into the UK that year, with emigrated to Australia with his family in 1938 and proceeded on to study drama at the University of Melbourne.

Confirming information of his passing, talent agency The Artist’s Partnership said:”We are sad to announce our superb customer John Bluthal has passed off.

“Our thoughts are with his family at the moment. John provided us all with years of pleasure and amusement. We’ll miss John hugely.”


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