Remembering Ian Charleson

(a resplendent little UK movie which won Best Picture in 1981; Ian Charleson #451)

Watching him in Gandhi (1983) and remembering him as Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire before that. Various speeches from that movie are on Google Video, incidentally.

What a good, likable, charming actor he was, who died too soon, in 1990, of AIDS. He apparently gave an amazing final stage performance as Hamlet before he died at 40, and a copy of the play was found by his bedside.

A sad story and a clear case of an actor who had much promise….

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