Herbert Lom RIP

I was saddened today to hear of the death of the great actor Herbert Lom. Everyone remembers him for his portrayal of the twitchy Chief Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films.

Lom with Peter Sellers

But Lom played much darker roles in a long and distinguished career. I have childhood memories, curled up on the sofa, watching him strike terror into TV viewers in some of the early Hammer Horror films – and others…

(Note the name of Michael Gough there – another huge star)

One of the very best Stephen King film adaptations, The Dead Zone is imbued with an ever-present atmosphere of dread in which Lom excelled.

Lom was born Herbert Karel Angelo Kuchacevič ze Schluderpacheru on 11th September 1917 in Prague. At the start of World War 2 he fled to England and enriched all our lives. We shall miss him. Watch, enjoy and remember:

3 Comments on “Herbert Lom RIP”

  1. I, too, remember staying up late as a kid and watching his films – he intrigued me when I was young. I also remember my giggling fits watching the Pink Panther films. And what better way to be remembered with a smile – for both your dark side and the light.

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