In January, we somehow overlooked the passing of successful stage and screen actor Jerome Willis, who was well-known to Doctor Who fans following his appearance in 1973’s The Green Death.
With more than 100 screen credits to his name, of course, Willis was also more widely known and had appeared in shows as diverse as The Sandbaggers, Space Precinct, Poirot and The Caesars. Born 23rd October 1928, he died on January 11th. The Guardian has published a rather good full obituary for this recognisable and commanding actor.
To celebrate his performance in Doctor Who, here, from the DVD of The Green Death, is Mark Gatiss’ clever Global Conspiracy? which features Willis reprising the role of Stevens.
Also present is Tony Adams, still looking more like Crossroads‘ Adam Chance than Global Chemicals executive Elgin, and Stewart Bevan as Professor Clifford Jones.
Incidentally, The Green Death: Special Edition is down to just £10.50 on Amazon – don’t miss it.