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RIP Robert Guillaume

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 09:09 am
by chrisboote
Just found out he died a couple of days ago

Arguably the single character from Soap that made the show hold together so well, brilliant as the Governor's butler then lieutenant governor in Benson, voiced Rafiki the mandrill in The Lion King, and most recently superbly cast as the managing editor of Sportsnight - it was about a TV show about a Network TV show about Sport, yet I still watched every episode! (partly due to Aaron Sorkin's writing but mostly due to the incredible cast and performances, including RG)

He was also the only person to win two Emmys for portraying the same character in different TV shows

RIP

Re: RIP Robert Guillaume

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:46 am
by Tonyblack
RIP :(

Re: RIP Robert Guillaume

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 01:57 pm
by Pat
Oh bother. Time to break out the Soap box-set (Soap box? Get it? Oh please yourselves...)

Re: RIP Robert Guillaume

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 02:07 pm
by Grace Speaker
That's sad news. I only remember Benson, but I did love him in that as a kid - might have to investigate Soap on DVD. RIP Robert