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Old 15-06-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Francis Matthews R.I.P

According to various news sources the actor Francis Matthews as passed away. As we all now he's more known for the voice of the original Captain Scarlet, amongst other things. Another part of childhood now gone. R.I.P
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Old 15-06-2014, 10:11 PM   #2
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That's a real shame. He was 86, did well. Respects to his family.
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Old 16-06-2014, 08:10 AM   #3
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Always a terrific performer. RIP.
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Old 16-06-2014, 04:46 PM   #4
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Forever linked with Scarlet - believe he did not think it was a Cary Grant sound-alike
Sad day indeed
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Old 16-06-2014, 05:08 PM   #5
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I found it amusing reading one of the obituaries that Francis found it difficult to understand the fan devotion and considered us 'anoraks'. If I had met the voice of my hero in person I would have been one of the worst!

Very sad to hear the news, but he'll live on in all our memories.
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Old 16-06-2014, 05:14 PM   #6
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One of the old school, a real gent and such a part of my childhood. Many moons ago I was privileged to have had a conversation with Francis who at the time was peeved at not being used in the CGI version of Scarlet and he used 'that voice' to make his point. After the call I became the excited child again and immediately rang my mum on such a high telling her I had just got off the phone to the real Captain Scarlet. Lovely man.
Rest in peace Francis.
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Old 18-06-2014, 08:46 AM   #7
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Ditto but, a good innings as they say..............
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Old 20-06-2014, 10:06 AM   #8
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Default R.I.P. Francis Matthews

Remember Captain Scarlet is indestructable!

S.I.S. (Spectrum Is Sad!)

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