Bye bye, Blake


I was terribly to learn last night that Gareth Thomas, most famous for playing Blake in Blake’s 7, has passed away. His work has given me so much joy over the years, not just Blake’s 7 but really anything I saw him in (Children of the Stones is particularly winning), for he was a marvellous, charismatic actor. And this past year especially B7 has been a joy as I’ve been rewatching it for the Down and Safe podcast, and appreciated his performance anew.

I met him once, a few years ago now, and he was lovely. Kind, generous with his time, and terribly funny and interesting.

My condolences to all who knew him.


One thought on “Bye bye, Blake

  1. Sorry to hear about this. Gareth Thomas was a talented actor. In addition to B7, I remember him from several other roles, specifically the horror serial Children of the Stones, the Big Finish Doctor Who audio “Storm Warning,” and the Torchwood episode “Ghost Machine,” which he helped to make one of the strongest entries in a very uneven first season.

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