Martin Landau, George A. Romero, Jodie Whittaker

 

 

Two big screen adieus and a small screen hello, as TVTA learns that movie director George A. Romero has died aged 77. Romero is famous for bringing zombies to cinema. His celebrated budget zombie films like Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead are classics of their genre. I like Romero’s films for their simplicity, comedy, humanity and social commentary. RIP George A. Romero.

Martin Landau – one of my childhood heroes in his lead role as Commander Koenig in Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s Space 1999 TV series, has died aged 89. Landau received due recognition with a best supprting actor Oscar for his role as horror legend Bela Lugosi in the 1994 Tim Burton film Ed Wood. RIP Martin Landau.

And welcome to British actress Jodie Whittaker who has just received the key to the Tardis in her new role as the 13th Doctor in Doctor Who. Whittaker shined in the acclaimed BBC series Broadchurch. I can’t wait to see what she will offer as the latest incarnation of the Doctor. Welcome Jodie Whittaker.

3 thoughts on “Martin Landau, George A. Romero, Jodie Whittaker

  1. ArcaneHalloween

    RIP, such an awful shame. George Romero was working on a new addition to his Dead series as well, though I was a a bit young to remember Space 1999, everything else I saw with Martin Landau proved how stellar an actor he was.

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      1. ArcaneHalloween

        He was working on “Road Of The Dead” with Matt Birman, I hope that their script will see light of day eventually. And, absolutely to his legacy, we really have George to thank for this century’s zombie apocalypse of great films, games and comics.

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