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Gary Waldhorn obituary

Gary Waldhorn obituary
Veteran stage actor who found wider fame through his role in the much-loved TV sitcom The Vicar of Dibley

Gary Waldhorn, who has died aged 78, played some political high flyers on television in his time – Caulaincourt, the diplomat and Second Empire loyalist, in Napoleon and Love (1974), and the raffish society diarist Chips Channon in Edward and Mrs Simpson (1978) – but his true talent lay in a curious ability to be pompous, boring and funny all at the same time.

This was most famously demonstrated in his performance as David Horton, local squire and head of the parish council, in Richard Curtis’s The Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007), which starred Dawn French as the Rev Geraldine Granger, the feisty religious moderniser and chocaholic putting cats among pigeons in a sleepy Oxfordshire village just as, in real life, female vicars started sprouting all over the Church of England.
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Vicar of Dibley actor Gary Waldhorn dies aged 78

Vicar of Dibley actor Gary Waldhorn dies aged 78
Actor who played councillor David Horton in every episode of sitcom from 1994 to 2007 died ‘peacefully’, family says

Gary Waldhorn, who played David Horton in The Vicar of Dibley, has died “peacefully” at the age of 78, his family has said.

Waldhorn, who appeared in many classic British TV shows such as The Sweeney, Brush Strokes and Hotel Babylon, died on Monday morning. A statement by his son said: “Classically trained, it was the theatre where he truly flourished and he leaves a legacy of entertainment that saw him frequent the boards of Broadway, the West End and our living rooms on the telly!
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Gary Waldhorn Grows Confident of a Victory in the Local Elections on The Vicar of Dibley

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Gary Waldhorn Grows Confident of a Victory in the Local Elections on The Vicar of Dibley
Women are finally gaining the recognition and positions of power they discover in the Church of England. The popular British sitcom, ‘The Vicar of Dibley,’ is set in the small, fictional title Oxfordshire village, which is finally assigned a female vicar, following the 1992 changes in the church that permitted the ordination of women. The […]

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Dawn French to return to Vicar of Dibley for Comic Relief special?

The Vicar of Dibley is reportedly returning for a new special as part of this year's Comic Relief.

Dawn French will reprise her role as Geraldine Granger in the one-off episode, which will air on Red Nose Day on March 13.

Influenced by real-life events, the episode will see Geraldine campaigning to be made the Bishop of Dibley, according to the Daily Mail.

However, Geraldine will face competition from a host of other female comedians.

The storyline reflects the recent decision by the Church of England to allow women to become bishops.

A BBC spokesperson said: "I can confirm there's going to be a Dibley sketch for Red Nose Day on Friday, March 13, but I can't confirm anything further or provide any more detail at this stage."

The Vicar of Dibley aired between 1994 and 2007 and was revived for two Comic Relief specials in 2007 and 2013.

The comedy series also starred Trevor Peacock,
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'Vicar of Dibley' cast reunite for Comic Relief - first pictures

The cast of Vicar of Dibley have reunited for the first time in six years for Comic Relief.

Dawn French has brought back actors from her hit BBC sitcom for a special sketch on Friday night's (March 15) TV fundraiser.

Original cast members Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, John Bluthal, Trevor Peacock and Roger Lloyd-Pack will all appear in the skit.

Homeland's Damian Lewis will also cameo in the mini-reunion.

The last full episode of Vicar of Dibley aired on New Year's Day 2007. A Comic Relief sketch also aired in March 2007.

Dawn French will also be involved in a takeover of Radio 2 with Jennifer Saunders on Red Nose Day to help raise money for the charity.

Comic Relief Funny for Money airs on Friday, March 15 on BBC One.

The show will feature a sketch from Ricky Gervais as David Brent, Jessie J shaving off her hair, and guest presenters including Michael McIntyre,
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Six to watch: TV priests and vicars

With the current success of Father Brown and the past popularity of Rev, priests and vicars may be starting to take centre stage on TV. We pay homage to some of the best small-screen clergy

Traditionally, television has either dressed them up inWith straw hats and used them as the butt of jokes, or portrayed them as hapless victims in Agatha Christie adaptations. But it seems that priests and vicars have begun to take centre stage on the small screen. Following the success of BBC2's comedy Rev, there's currently another sympathetic ordinand on television: Gk Chesterton's prewar detective Father Brown, who has been appearing daily on BBC1 in the afternoons.

Brown is played by Mark Williams (of The Fast Show and Harry Potter fame). He would not have been my immediate idea for the part of Chesterton's squat and gentle character with the odd clothes and large brolly, but
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