PETER HOWELL R.I.P.
More sad news has reached The Unmutual Website with the news that Peter Howell, who played the Professor in 'The General', passed away on April 21st 2015 at the grand old age of 95.
Peter was a distinguished actor with a long and varied CV, probably best known for his long running role in the TV drama serial 'Emergency Ward 10', before his appearances in 'The Prisoner', 'Doctor Who', and several other series.
In the early 1970s he appeared in the highly regarded TV play 'File on Harry Jordan' which was a very Prisoneresque tale featuring a mute midget butler!
He was most proud of his appearance in the TV movie 'Scum' as the governor but was also proud of his association with 'The Prisoner' saying; "working with Pat McGoohan on The Prisoner, this extraordinary, mystifying, magic series was very exciting."
Wonderful company and always pleasant to speak to, Peter kindly donated signed photographs for auction in 2006 to raise money for TUW's Ty Gobaith Hospice fund, and this sums up the kindness that Peter always displayed. He will be greatly missed by family and friends, including Sir Ian McKellen who has paid tribute to Peter HERE.
With thanks to Gareth Bevan for this news item.