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Actor Geoffrey Bayldon dies at 93

British actor Geoffrey Bayldon has died, aged 93.
The former Catweazle star passed away on Wednesday (10May17) after a reported battle with respiratory issues.
Bayldon began his career on stage and trained at the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England, and he first appeared on TV in the early 1950s. He was best known for his roles in TV series Catweazle and Worzel Gummidge.
He was twice approached to play Doctor Who, but turned the opportunities down because he was not interested in the sci-fi genre. But he did play Organon in the series in 1979, opposite his Worzel Gummidge co-star Jon Pertwee.
Bayldon also appeared in British TV hits An Age of Kings, The Victorians, The Woman in White, The Doctors, The Tomorrow People, and Blott on the Landscape.
In addition to his TV work, he also appeared in films including The Pink Panther Strikes Again, The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins, Casino Royale, and Dracula.
His last credited movie role was 2010’s Love/Loss, which co-starred Virginia McKenna and Keith Michell.

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