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RIP Gareth Thomas

Blake THomasGareth Thomas, best known to genre fans as the eponymous Blake in Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7, has died aged 71 of heart failure.

The news was reported on Blake’s 7 Online. Thomas had a long and distinguished career, training at RADA, and appearing in numerous Royal Shakespeare Company productions onstage. Prior to the two years he spent on Blakes 7 (and his return for the final episode), he appeared in the movie of Quatermass and the Pit, and The Avengers, as well as the 1970s SF serial Star Maidens, and as one of the leads in Children of the Stones. He went on to star in Knights of God and guest starred in an episode of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood.

He returned to the role of Blake for Big Finish and B7 Media’s series of audio adventures, as well as playing parts in other productions for the company.


5 thoughts on “RIP Gareth Thomas

  1. The Sci-fi fans have lost another hero and the world has lost another fine man. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him and by those that were entertained by his multiple talents. RIP

    Posted by Nigel Mathews | April 14, 2016, 12:55 am
  2. R.I.P.. you will be missed here in the U.S.

    Posted by George S. Eaton | April 14, 2016, 6:13 am
  3. Remember the series well. What a great Sc-fi series. RIP Thomas

    Posted by Adrian Partridge | April 14, 2016, 2:18 pm
  4. Yes Steve. This is that very show.

    Posted by David Burton | April 14, 2016, 8:44 pm
  5. He was simply brilliant in
    ‘ By the Sword divided.’

    RIP. You wonderful man.

    Posted by Jeremy | April 14, 2016, 9:12 pm

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