Dennis Chinnery Dies

Genesis Of The Daleks' Gharman dead at 85.

2 Mar 2012
by Steve O'Brien

 

Dennis Chinnery

Dennis Chinnery, who appeared three times in Doctor Who, has died as the age of 85.

 

His first appearance came in 1965 as Albert C Richardson, the ill-fated first mate of the Marie Celeste in The Chase. His most famous role however came ten years later, again opposite the Daleks, as the Kaled scientist Gharman in Genesis Of The Daleks. His last role in the series was slightly less distinguished, as Professor Sylvest, the exasperated father of Romulus and Remus in The Twin Dilemma.

 

Former actor and agent Robert Gray, announcing the news via Twitter, said, "Very sad to have just been informed that the very fine actor Dennis Chinnery has died. He had a long career including several Doctor Who serials. I worked with Dennis Chinnery several times as an actor and was his last agent. A gent with a good naughty sense of humour."

 

Colin Baker - who worked with him in The Twin Dilemma - Tweeted, "Oh dear - sad news about Dennis Chinnery. Nice chap and good actor."

 

The RADA-trained Chinnery appeared in a multitude of films and TV series, from the early 1950s to the mid noughties, including The Avengers, Z-Cars, Hancock's Half Hour and The Prisoner. His last acting role was in the 2005 short, The Right Impression.

 

 

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