John Forgeham (1941 - 2017)

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John Forgeham (1941 - 2017)

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John Forgeham (1941 - 2017)
Died Friday 10th March. Age 75

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I thought he played the father role very well in the Childrens Film Foundation film One Hour to Zero. RIP John.

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RIP, John.

I'm sure I saw him in the musical "Poppy" when it was revived in the East End (Mile End) in a theatre that is now a Wetherspoons pub, a change from the other roles I had seen him in and very good.

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For me he was the memorable car mechanic with the brummy accent in the very popular 'garage' side of the Crossroads Motel.
The three main garage characters Sharon Metcalfe, Joe Macdonald and Jim Bains were just great IMHO.

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Yes, it's "Crossroads" that always springs to mind for me too.

Nice turn in "The Professionals" as well.

A very good Actor.
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A notoriously difficult actor who could be unpleasant as well as arrogant, but he could certainly give it some welly when he was required to. He never quite got to stretch himself on telly, I thought. He could have had a career like Ray Winstone in a parallel world.

Two anecdotes about him spring to mind. One is him punching John Thaw when Thaw fed him a line thinking he's dried on The Sweeney.

The other is an actor telling me about standing in the wings with him at Liverpool Playhouse in the 60s and Forgeham being drunk. He asked how he could go on in that state and F replied "I can because I'm the best actor in Britain." He then went on and was astounding.

In an interview a few years ago he mentioned his contemporaries at drama school such as John Hurt and mentioned that he was better than all of them.

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'The Italian Job' for me. Wasn't he also a lorry driver who parked his truck overnight in The Close much to Martin's chagrin in 'Ever Decreasing Circles'?

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Gary C wrote:'The Italian Job' for me. Wasn't he also a lorry driver who parked his truck overnight in The Close much to Martin's chagrin in 'Ever Decreasing Circles'?
In the first ever episode.

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