Paul Darrow, RIP

British actor Paul Darrow, best known for his role as Kerr Avon in sci-fi BBC TV series Blake’s 7, has died at the age of 78 following a short illness.

In addition to Blake’s 7 Paul also appeared in over 200 television shows, from Doctor Who, The Saint and Z Cars to Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Little Britain.  He was also the on-air “voice” of British radio network, JACKfm, for over a decade.

A versatile actor, Paul was as at home on the stage as he was on the screen, having appeared with most of the leading repertory theatres nationwide, including four seasons at the Bristol Old Vic and London’s West End.