Ian Lavender - Ian Lavender Remembers Late Co-star Clive Dunn

0
0

British actor Ian Lavender has paid tribute to his Dad's Army co-star Clive Dunn following his death on Wednesday (07Nov12), revealing his friend mentored him as a youngster and always made him smile.

Dunn passed away in Portugal at the age of 92 after suffering complications following an operation earlier this week (begs05Nov12), and Lavender has only fond memories of his pal, who he starred alongside in the classic Bbc sitcom.

He tells ITV News, "Obviously, (I feel) great sadness, but you can't be too sad at 92, it's a good age 92. But I don't want any friend to go. You start thinking abut what fun we had, and just what a lovely guy he was. When we started out I was 21, just about 22, and he was 47 and because he was so close to me in age compared to everybody else I tried to make him my playmate!

"He looked after me quite a lot as a youngster and would get me to do things that I don't think anybody else might get me to do. He suggested it would be a good idea for me to join him doing cabaret in a working men's club... and it seemed a perfectly good idea, and so I did, and we had great fun.

"One thing always stands out... Clive would always make you smile, no matter how you were feeling... a hug, and a little look and a quip about something."

Singer/actor Martin Kemp has also added his tribute on Twitter.com, writing, "Rip clive Dunn....Thank you for so many laughs when I was a kid!", while actor Tom Ellis adds, "Rip Clive Dunn...a huge part of my tv watching as a kid...incredibly funny actor."


Contactmusic

Tags:

0
0
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

It's The Bellas Vs. The World In 'Pitch Perfect 2' [Trailer]

After raising the roof with their angelic a cappella chorus in 'Pitch Perfect'...

It's The Bellas Vs. The World In 'Pitch Perfect 2' [Trailer]

Marilyn Manson Denies Involvement in Lana Del Rey "Rape" Video

Marilyn Manson says he has nothing to do with a controversial video in which...

Marilyn Manson Denies Involvement in Lana Del Rey

mi Mandela: Idris Elba Has An Album Out, And You Need to Buy It

Idris Elba has been in the news all week, firstly for teasing the possibility of...

mi Mandela: Idris Elba Has An Album Out, And You Need to Buy It

Iggy Azalea on Eminem, "I'm Sick of Old Men Threatening Women"

Pop singer Iggy Azalea has called Eminem an "old man threatening young...

Iggy Azalea on Eminem,

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - Review

This four-part franchise, based on the Suzanne Collins novels, turns very dark with this strikingly bold third film...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Movie Review

Dying Of The Light - Trailer

Trapped in a terrorist prison and tortured, Evan Lake (Nicholas Cage) is eventually free and makes his way back to the...

Dying Of The Light Trailer

'Better Call Saul' Just Got Real. It's Coming February 8, 2015

The hugely anticipated Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul has an official...

'Better Call Saul' Just Got Real. It's Coming February 8, 2015
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All