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Eric Sykes Blue Plaque Unveiling

Jeffrey Holland - The unveiling ceremony of a Blue Plaque dedicated to Eric Sykes at the house he wrote many of his comedy works with his writing partner, and fellow Blue Plaque recipient, Spike Milligan. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 7th July 2013

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Comedy Legend Eric Sykes Honoured In London


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Late British comedy icon Eric Sykes has been commemorated with a special blue plaque in London, a year after his death.

The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire star passed away on 4 July, 2012, at the age of 89, and family and friends gathered outside his office at London's Orme Court on Sunday morning (07Jul13) to unveil the dedication, which is traditionally placed by officials from The Heritage Foundation at significant historical sites across the U.K.

Sykes had shared the premises for more than 50 years with his comedian pal Spike Milligan, who also received a plaque in his honour.

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Stars Gather For Eric Sykes' Memorial Service


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Eddie Izzard and Robert Lindsay paid their respects to late British comedy legend Eric Sykes on Monday (28Jan13) by speaking at a celebratory service in London.

The veteran funnyman, who enjoyed a 60-year Tv and radio career in his native U.K., passed away last summer (12) at the age of 89.

Sykes' family and friends gathered at the U.K. capital's St Martin-in-the-Fields church on Monday for a service celebrating the star's life, while Izzard, Lindsay and theatre mogul Bill Kenwright all stepped up to give readings during the ceremony.

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Eric Sykes Sad To Have Missed Out On Knighthood


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Late British comedy legend Eric Sykes desperately hoped to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II before he passed away last Wednesday (04Jul12).

The funnyman, who died following a short illness, was sad to have missed out on the recognition after seeing many of his industry peers handed the accolade at London royal residence Buckingham Palace.

A friend tells Britain's Daily Express newspaper, "Eric was a deeply patriotic man and he quietly hoped he would get the knighthood. He wasn’t the sort of person to make a fuss but it was disappointing for him to miss out, particularly when he saw industry pals like (British TV host) Bruce Forsyth getting one. Eric was one of the founding fathers of modern British comedy and it was plain wrong for him to be overlooked.

"We give knighthoods to people who briefly kick balls through nets. Eric has been a credit to showbiz for over 50 years and hasn’t been recognised properly."

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'One Of The Greats' Eric Sykes Passes Away Aged 89


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Legendary British comedian Eric Sykes has passed away aged 89 and it's not taken long for tributes to pour in for one of the country's finest stars. Sykes made his name during somewhat of a golden age for British comedy, appearing in a series of TV sitcoms in the 1950s including 'Sykes And A.' alongside Hattie Jacques. His legacy and influences stretched to comedians generations younger than him, as proven by the array of people coming out to applaud his life today.

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Legendary Eric Sykes Remembered By Comedy Luminaries


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Eric Sykes has passed away at the age of 89 and a number of British film and television stars have been paying tribute to the man they considered to be a legend. Sykes made his name as a respected comedy writer and performer, with a career that spanned over 50 years and included collaborations with a number of comedians such as Spike Milligan, Tony Hancock and Peter Sellers..

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Tributes Pour In For Eric Sykes


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British entertainment icons including Sir Bruce Forsyth and Stephen Fry have paid tribute to legendary comedy star Eric Sykes following his death on Wednesday (04Jul12).

Sykes, who enjoyed a 60-year TV and radio career in his native U.K., passed away at the age of 89 after a short illness.

Following the announcement, stars spoke out to honour Sykes, with veteran TV entertainer Sir Bruce telling Sky News, "It's a very sad day for anyone who knew him, and it's also a very sad day for comedy because we have lost a comedy genius. (It's a) pity a lot of young people have never seen him in his prime... He was a very gentle person actually, Eric, but a very lovable person."

Writer/actor Fry took to Twitter.com to write, "Oh no! Eric Sykes gone? An adorable, brilliant, modest, hilarious, innovative and irreplaceable comic master. Farewell, dear, dear man", and comedian Julian Clary added, "Rip Eric Sykes."

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Steven Fry: Eric Sykes Is An 'Irreplaceable Comic Master'


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Much beloved comic Eric Sykes, one of Britain's finest comedy actors and writers and a long-time star of radio, TV and film in post-war Britain, has died aged 89 after a short, but fatal, battle with illness.

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Eric Sykes Dead At 89


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British comedy legend Eric Sykes has died at the age of 89.

The veteran funnyman penned skits for stars including Tony Hancock, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan, and worked on the groundbreaking radio comedy programme The Goon Show in the 1950s.

In the 1960s he shot to fame with his own TV comedy series on the Bbc and enjoyed huge success on British TV throughout the 1970s.

He also landed roles in movies including Absolute Beginners, Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying MAChines, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but is best remembered for his 1967 film The Plank, about two hapless workmen delivering timber to a building site.

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Eric Sykes Dead At 89


Eric Sykes

British comedy legend Eric Sykes has died at the age of 89.

The veteran funnyman penned skits for dozens of stars including Tony Hancock, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan, and worked on the groundbreaking radio comedy programme The Goon Show in the 1950s.

In the 1960s he shot to fame with his own TV comedy series on the Bbc and continued working until as recently as 2010, when he appeared in an episode of a U.K. drama show.

He also enjoyed roles in movies including Absolute Beginners and Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying MAChines, but is best remembered for his 1967 movie The Plank, about two hapless workmen delivering timber to a building site.

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Variety Club Day At Sandown Race Course

Eric Sykes - Eric Sykes and wife Edith Sykes Surrey, England - Variety club day at Sandown race course Saturday 1st September 2007

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The Others Review


Weak

So effective is writer-director Alejandro Amenábar's manipulation of the viewer's psyche that his English language debut -- a seriously goosepimply homage to old-school haunted house movies entitled "The Others" -- would be unshakably bone-chilling even if you blacked out everything on the screen except Nicole Kidman's porcelain face, her eyes frozen wide with fear.

The scariest parts of this movie -- which takes place in an creaky, empty estate house on the eerily foggy English Channel of Jersey just after World War II -- have no music, no special effects, no bleeding walls, rattling furniture, claps of thunder or flashes of lightning. The scariest parts of this movie consist, quite simply, of Kidman and her two children becoming frightened out of their wits by the very presence of unseen spirits that have come to occupy their home.

For all practical purposes, Grace (Kidman) is trapped in this house because her two children (Alakina Mann and James Bentley) are fatally allergic to sunlight, and she spends her days obsessed with their protection, closing heavy curtains and locking doors of any room they enter to prevent even a sliver of light from invading. Without a car or telephone since the occupying Nazis abandoned the island, the family would be helpless if not for the coincidental arrival of three new servants (the old staff recently vanished without explanation) who came round looking for work because they'd served at the house under a previous owner.

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