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CAMiller
14-11-2015, 10:15 PM
Much more of an actor than just his signature role as Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part but I wonder what old Alf would make of the current state of affairs?

Had a good innings but finally out at 89.

RIP

Brin
14-11-2015, 10:56 PM
'You silly moo'

Given his role he'd have sent the army in by now....

RIP Warren....

loyalmiller
14-11-2015, 11:04 PM
What always amused me about warren was everybody thought he was a West ham fan. Alf Garnet was a West ham, Warren in fact was a Spurs fan. Bet he took some stick either way when they played each other.

RIP Warren

mikemiller
14-11-2015, 11:17 PM
Yes, he was a Spurs fan...
and like many actors whose roles are "baddies", his own political views were the opposite of the character he portrayed
...even "Nick Cotton" is a nice bloke in real life

Message for CAM - problems with site jamming, jumping , not scrolling properly at the moment

NeztheMiller
15-11-2015, 08:42 AM
O.M.G. that's sad news!

I was only watching In Sickness And In Health last night, in fact I watched three episodes from the second series!

I love the chit chat between Alf and his mate Arthur (English), it's hilarious!

Warren Mitchell was a very good actor and I'm surprised he wasn't in more t.v. progs!

R.I.P. Warren Mitchell, that lovable rogue Alf Garnet. :star:

brassgnat
15-11-2015, 11:26 AM
I don't think anyone holding the bigoted views of Alf Garnett (not Warren Mitchell or writer Johhny Speight) could be lovable. Unfortunately a lot of Sun, Express, Mail reader types were identifying with the character and his attitudes and prejudices, where the intention was to ridicule someone like that.

kempo
15-11-2015, 11:47 AM
Mitchell told the story of a Spurs fan who came up to him and thanked him for having a go at immigrants and Mitchell replied that actually I am having a go at the likes of you.

He tired of being associated with the views of his character and moved onto other things albeit without the success of his Alf character.

millertop
15-11-2015, 12:50 PM
You was star R I P Sir

Deepmidwinter
15-11-2015, 12:57 PM
"Stands to reason..."

sota
16-11-2015, 12:17 AM
RIP Warren. I'll always remember watching 'In Sickness and in Health' during the ride home on the supporters bus from Colchester last season and wondering what today's PC brigade would make of it.
Bloody brilliant it was.