That’s enough now – I’ve just completely had it with 2016: only 4 days of the year left and still people are dropping like flies. Three deaths were announced today: Carrie Fisher (from ‘Star Wars’) Richard Adams, author of ‘Watership Down’, and – oh, horror! – Liz Smith, comic actress featuring in ‘The Vicar of Dibley’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and (of course) ‘The Royle Family’. And that’s on top of George Michael yesterday and god knows who else before that. I can’t keep up.
Liz Smith’s story is quite inspirational, since she didn’t start getting roles until she was 5o but ended up having a productive and entertaining career. Here are a couple of clips from some of her shows – first of all an episode of ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ (she features around 14 minutes in) and the second features Caroline Aherne, another casualty of two thousand and bloody sixteen:
And here she is in a clip from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’:
RIP Liz, you were a treasure. As for the rest of the deceased, I can’t even begin to get my head around it all