Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Klytus, I'm bored!
This post is for Clive. He suggests he's not heard of the magnificent actor Peter Wyngarde. He is probably best known for his (shamefully ignored by the Academy) portrayal of Ming the Merciless' ruthless right hand man Klytus in Flash Gordon (above). He was also ladies' man Jason King in the gritty, hard-hitting TV shows Department S and the spin-off Jason King. His career was virtually finished overnight when he was caught by police having sex with a truck driver in a public toilet. This was back in the dark ages of 1975; It caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst his legions of female fans. His image did not give any clues to his sexual proclivities at all!(see below.)
Also not helping his career was an LP he released, titled When Sex Leers It's Inquisitive Head, which contained the controversial track Rape.