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.

It's about time this leviathan of stage and screen was re-remembered and given the credit he's due.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~waynedavidson/jkhome.htm

4 comments:

Jemima said...

Yup, that moostoosh doesn't look anything like a gay stereotype.

Clive_Evil_C said...

Thank you Mick, you have educated me, the next time, or the first time, I'm casting a film I shall bear Peter Wyngarde in mind, thank you.

mick said...

You'll have to hurry, he's about eleventy-nine these days.

DanProject76 said...

Jason King!

So shit yet so strangely watchable.

And not gay at all. Er...