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Matt Reed
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Posted: 19 August 2020 at 1:22am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Although most will remember him from CHARIOTS OF FIRE, I remember his from his one season stint as Barnabas in the early 90s revival of DARK SHADOWS.  He was an exceptional actor that was, sadly, caught between the time of "movie actors just don't make TV" and "a move to TV means you just can't make it as a 'real' actor".  

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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 19 August 2020 at 5:29am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I remember him mostly for both Dark Shadows and a rather odd TV movie adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (as Captain Nemo).

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Peter Martin
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Posted: 19 August 2020 at 12:16pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I knew him originally as Abrahams in Chariots of Fire. But then many years passed and then I learned his face anew as the nu-Sarek in nu-Trek. Then I watched Chariots of Fire not too long ago and then pieced it all together in my mind (also noting that the Borg Queen was in Chariots of Fire...) Kind of the Abrahams Sarek in the Abrams Trek.

Quite a few of the Chariots of Fire cast are now dead, sadly.
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