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Barker Honoured By The Stars


RONNIE BARKER Michael Palin Stephen Fry The Two Ronnies RONNIE CORBETT

Friends and family of the late RONNIE BARKER celebrated the life of the comedy legend at London's Westminster Abbey today (03MAR06). Barker, who died in October (05) aged 76, was honoured by 2000 people who attended the memorial, including MONTY PYTHON star Michael Palin, Stephen Fry and Barker's former The Two Ronnies partner RONNIE CORBETT. Corbett said, "This is a truly monumental task for me, to encapsulate in a few minutes 40 years of working harmoniously with this dearest of men. "Forty years without an argument. Forty years of unmitigated pleasure, thrills and laughs."

Paltrow Falls For British Comedy


Gwyneth Paltrow The Two Ronnies RONNIE CORBETT RONNIE BARKER

Gwyneth Paltrow considers herself an honorary Brit after two years living in London - she's even become a fan of cult vintage British comedy.

The American actress has become hooked on re-runs of quintessentially-English series The Two Ronnies, which ran from 1971 to 1987 starring RONNIE CORBETT and the late RONNIE BARKER.

Paltrow - married to rocker CHRIS MARTIN - reveals, "If you'd have told me five years ago that I'd love watching re-runs of The Two Ronnies, I'd have said you were clinically insane.

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Barker Memorial Open To Fans


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The life of British comedy legend RONNIE BARKER will be celebrated with a London memorial service, open to family, friends and fans.

A ceremony is to be held at Westminster Abbey on 3 March (06) and will pay tribute to the star of TV hits The Two Ronnies, OPEN ALL HOURS and PORRIDGE. Barker died in October (05), aged 76.

Celebrity pals will join family members, but some tickets will be allocated to fans who apply to the Abbey.

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Corbett, Jason, Suchet Pay Tribute To Barker


RONNIE CORBETT Sir David Jason David Suchet RONNIE BARKER The Two Ronnies

LATEST: British stars RONNIE CORBETT, Sir David Jason and David Suchet have joined a host of celebrities paying tribute to late comedian RONNIE BARKER, who died yesterday (03OCT05).

The comedy veteran passed away at his English home after a long period of heart problems. He was 76.

His partner Corbett, who along with Barker formed TV double act The Two Ronnies, will remember his colleague and friend as "pure gold in triplicate - as a performer, a writer and a friend".

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The Two Ronnies To Make Tv Comeback


The Two Ronnies RONNIE BARKER RONNIE CORBETT

Legendary British comedy duo The Two Ronnies are making a return to the small screen - 17 years after they officially retired their act.

RONNIE BARKER, 74, and pal RONNIE CORBETT, 73, remain hugely popular in their native country, and plan to bring their celebrated show back by early 2005.

PORRIDGE star Barker has worked very little since the 1980s but Corbett has remained on television screens, appearing as a game show host.

19/02/2004 17:33
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