Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Dr Who: Nicholas Courtney 1929-2011 - Tributes to The Brigadier pour in.

With the very sad news that Doctor Who has lost one of its legends in Nicholas Courtney, who so memorably brought Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart to our TV screens.

The following are just some of the thousands of tributes that have poured in proving that The Brig was more than a much-loved character and Nicholas Courtney was more than a perfect gentleman ...

RIP: Nicholas Courtney - The Brigadier
Nicholas Courtney official site obituary - GreyhoundLeader
This site will be setting up a special page for condolences to be left.

"The Brigadier is dead ... We shall miss him terribly."
Tom Baker

"Desperately sad to hear that Nicholas Courtney has passed away. A childhood hero and the sweetest of gentlemen. Splendid chap. All of him. x"
Mark Gatiss

"Doctor Who 'Brigadier' Nicholas Courtney dies aged 81"
BBC News Obituary

"Legendary Doctor Who actor who played The Brigadier opposite five Time Lords dies aged 81"
Daily Mail Obituary

The Telegraph Obituary

The Express obituary

"Nicholas Courtney, Doctor Who's legendary Brigadier, mourned by fans ... The time-space continuum feels a little bit smaller without him in it."
Dan Martin  in The Guardian

"Doctor Who actor Nicholas Courtney dies"
The Mirror Obituary

"Doctor Who legend dies at 81."
Jen Blackburn in The Sun

The Brigadier with Doctor Who #3, Sarah Jane & UNIT
"Nicholas Courtney is a trending topic on Twitter. I shouldn't be surprised, I don't think anyone ever had a bad word to say about him."
Tom Spilsbury - Editor of Doctor Who magazine

"Very sad news about Nicholas Courtney. A true gentleman, a wonderful actor, a dear friend - splendid chap, all of him."
Barnaby Edwards

"Nick Courtney really meant something to my generation of Who fans. His performance- funny, emotional, restrained, human - heart of the show."
Paul Cornell

"Has no words to decribe the loss of Nicholas Courtney, a true gentleman and much loved icon. RIP, with a heavy heart."
Toby Hadoke

"To those wondering, actor Nicholas Courtney has died. He played the Brigadier in Doctor Who for many years. He was one of life's good guys."
Clayton Hickman

"Nicholas Courtney will be very much missed. A brilliant actor and warm, charming man. God rest him."
Jon Culshaw

"Aw...Nick Courtney is trending worldwide. Feel the love. RIP"
Murray Gold

Nicholas Courtney's Autobiography
Scott Matthewman in The Stage

Frank Collins on Cathode Ray Tube

Simon Brew on DenOfGeek

Christian Cawley on Kasterborous

MaryAnn Johanson on FlickFilosopher

John Bensalhia on Shadowlocked

Chuck Foster on The Doctor Who News Page

Ryan Love on Digital Spy

Edstrading's YouTube video tribute

As our own offering on this sad day, we would like to point you in the direction of our Nicholas Courtney 81st Birthday tribute on 16 Dec 2010 - which contains a lot of great quotes by and about Nicholas and the Brig.

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