November 12, 2014

"ANDY.....":

Warren Clarke obituary (Anthony Hayward, 12 November 2014, The Guardian)

He exploded on to the screen in Stanley Kubrick's futuristic drama A Clockwork Orange (1971), the film based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella set in a Britain facing mass juvenile delinquency. Clarke played Dim, one of the "droogs" in the gang led by a charismatic sociopath (Malcolm McDowell) whom the state tries to rehabilitate through brainwashing. [...]

It was another two decades before the actor became a star in his own right - portraying a character firmly on the right side of the law. He played the hard-drinking Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel in all 12 series of the BBC crime drama Dalziel and Pascoe (1996-2007), based on the books by Reginald Hill. "The man's a chauvinist pig whose idea of a good night out is swilling back 10 pints in the pub, with his supper waiting for him and the little woman tucked up in bed with a welcoming smile," Clarke told the Daily Mirror in 1997. "Blokes like Dalziel just see women as sex objects."

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