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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Remembering Herbert Lom

I'm sorry to see that Herbert Lom has died, although of course 95 is an impressive age to reach. He is, of course, best known for his portrayal of Chief Inspector Dreyfus, the perpetually frustrated, and ultimately, insane boss:

Excellent though Lom was in this role, I've always liked him in Hopscotch, as the savvy Russian intelligence pro, Yaskov:

Lom was an underrated character actor, whose work ranged from first rate noir, to first rate schlock. The Guardian has a good roundup of his career in clips. He even turns up in a guilty pleasure from my youth, the 1979 Cybill Shepherd-Elliott Gould remake of The Lady Vanishes.

May he rest in peace.

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