PETER WYNGARDE R.I.P.
TUW is sad to announce that legendary actor Peter Wyngarde, who played Number Two in the episode 'Checkmate' has passed away at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, following a short illness.
Probably best remembered for his portrayal of Jason King in the ITC series 'Department S' (and the spin off 'Jason King' series), Peter had a long and varied career, making his mark in TV, Film, Theatre, and Radio.
Appearances in shows such as 'The Avengers', 'The Champions', and of course 'The Prisoner' are fondly remembered, as are movie roles such as an unforgettable and menacing appearance in 'Flash Gordon', and Peter was a regular at memorabilia conventions, where he was always a likeable and pleasant contributor. Most recently, in September 2017, he appeared at the 'Fall In' 50th anniversary event, hosted by Network in Portmeiron.
His agent Thomas Bowington, and best friend Tina Hopkins, were with him throughout his hospital stay, and he passed peacefully in his sleep. TUW's thoughts and sympathies are with all Peter's family, friends, and many fans at this sad time.
With thanks to Paul White, Andrew Frith, Simon Mackay for this news item.
News announced 19/1/18.