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A Legendary Actor of Who Has Passed

It is with a sad heart that we must report this to you our fans; Earlston J. CameronCBE has passed away today July 3, 2020 at the young age of 102.

Earl Cameron was born (August 8, 1917) in Bermuda and a long-time resident in England; he is best known as one of the first black actors to break the “color barrier” in the United Kingdom. Cameron had a less difficult time than other black actors because of his Bermudian accent sounded very American to British ears. An example of this is the speaking role as Joseph, the chauffeur in the American play The Petrified Forest by Robert E Sherwood.

Cameron’s earliest role was the BBC 1960 TV drama The Dark Man, where he played a West Indian cabbie in the UK. The show examined the reactions and prejudices he faced in his work driving around the UK. He also appeared in a range of popular television shows such as the series Danger Man (Secret Agent in the US) and the series The Prisoner as the Haitian supervisor in the episode “The Schizoid Man”.

Cameron is best know for his multiple rolls in Doctor Who such as Doctor Who – The Tenth Planet as the first Black Actor to portray an astronaut on any film or television show at the time.

A side note…. The Space Suit used in this scene was later used in Star Wars “Empire Strikes Back”

From all of us here at The Legend of The Traveling Tardis; we send our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. We hope that he is hanging out with Will Hartnell in Heaven talking about their days on set and all the barriers he broke for future actors of color in the world of acting.

By: Felicia Ann McNamara aka Gadget

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Doctor Who Actor loses fight to Covid-19

Hello listeners of The Legend of Traveling Tardis, it is with sad news that we must repost that a fellow Doctor Who actor Hamish Wilson as passed away on March 26 due to complications from the Covid-19 virus at the age of 77.

Hamish Wilson was born on December 13, 1942 and best known for briefly taking over the role of Jamie McCrimmon for part of two episodes in the 1968 Doctor Who serial “The Mind Robber” when series regular Frazer Hines was ill with chickenpox and unable to attend the recording.

Hamish is noted for his other roles in Taggart, Greyfriars Bobby, and TimeLock; as well as his work in radio a senior producer for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4.  He also received a fellowship from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1996.

Hamish is survived by his wife Dianne and many friends.

From all of us here at The Legend of The Traveling Tardis we send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

By: Felicia Ann McNamara aka Gadget