Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Remembering Burt Kwouk

"Do not despise the snake for having no horns - who is to say it will not become a dragon?"
Those were the opening lines of The Water Margin, narrated by Burt Kwouk, who died today aged 85. He was everywhere on TV in the 1960s and 70s - whenever someone Chinese was needed (usually a baddie). He was also, of course, Cato in the Pink Panther films, and appeared in several Bond films. Here he is in the pilot episode of The Champions, hunting our heroes across the Himalayas as a Major in the Chinese Red Army:

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