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PostSubject: Aubrey Woods RIP   Wed May 15, 2013 2:21 am



Actor Aubrey Woods, known for roles in Doctor Who and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, has died aged 85.

Woods played the sweet shop owner who sang The Candy Man in the 1971 film based on Roald Dahl's classic book.

The London-born actor also appeared as The Controller in 1972 Doctor Who serial Day of the Daleks.

His stage roles included the parts of Jacob and Potiphar in the 1991 West End revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

He died in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, his wife Gaynor told the BBC.

Woods' career began at the age of 17 when he played Smike in the film The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. In the 1960s he then spent three years on stage as Fagin in another Dickens adaptation, Oliver!

His other roles included the theatre musical The Four Musketeers and the radio version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, while he also wrote the play Trelawny, which was in the West End in the 1970s.

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PostSubject: Re: Aubrey Woods RIP   Wed May 15, 2013 8:47 am

I had no idea he was the shop keeper in Willy Wonka. That was my favorite scene in that movie. Thank you for the Candy!
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PostSubject: Re: Aubrey Woods RIP   Wed May 15, 2013 10:17 am

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I had no idea he was the shop keeper in Willy Wonka. That was my favorite scene in that movie. Thank you for the Candy!

He was amazing in Day of the Daleks....

I think I will watch the special edition Day of the Daleks in remembrance!
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PostSubject: Re: Aubrey Woods RIP   Wed May 15, 2013 12:25 pm

He also played the rather creepy Krantor in the Gambit episode of Blakes 7 opposite everyones favorite tin dog voice actor John Leeson!
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PostSubject: Re: Aubrey Woods RIP   Wed May 15, 2013 2:26 pm

I love the scene where he shows Jo that tray of gorgeous fresh fruit, SSLLUURRRP!!
You've got to admit you want it when that shot shows up.
'Day Of The Daleks' Special Edition is a darn good piece of work too!
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PostSubject: Re: Aubrey Woods RIP   Wed May 15, 2013 10:29 pm

Decided to watch Willy Wonka tonight. Aubrey started the movie with Candy Man!
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PostSubject: Re: Aubrey Woods RIP   Wed May 15, 2013 10:44 pm

Ronpur wrote:
Decided to watch Willy Wonka tonight. Aubrey started the movie with Candy Man!

Classic family fun movie

What would it have been like if Gene wilder played the Doctor
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PostSubject: Re: Aubrey Woods RIP   Wed May 15, 2013 10:48 pm

LoL, I have always assumed Wonka WAS a Time Lord!
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PostSubject: Re: Aubrey Woods RIP   Thu May 16, 2013 12:11 pm

And the glass elevator as 'THE TARDIS'.
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PostSubject: Re: Aubrey Woods RIP   Thu May 16, 2013 12:19 pm

One of the best lines in doctor who was said by the controller to the dalek supreme.

Who knows, I may have helped exterminate you!

cheers Classic!!!!
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