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Comments on To the fans of Nicol. ... the greatest actor since Marlon Brando. (John Osborne) 2014-03-01T01:58:52Z http://www.nicolwilliamson.com/?feed=atom&p=274 WordPress By: Edgard Georges Edgard Georges http://www.nicolwilliamson.com/?p=274#comment-10164 2013-08-17T22:07:14Z 2013-08-17T22:07:14Z I knew too late about your father’s passing, I regret very much. I loved seeing their performances, and I’m sure it was excellent person, my late but heartfelt feelings.

I know very well what is the loss of a person like his father, and mine, although someone extremely discreet, made ​​his mark and legacy in my life, as I feel that in you also.

An unforgettable Merlin,The Merlin!

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By: Susan Hovey Susan Hovey http://www.nicolwilliamson.com/?p=274#comment-8651 2013-01-28T16:52:15Z 2013-01-28T16:52:15Z Dear Luke,

I had a dream a few nights ago and in it I was looking at the photos I had taken of your Dad and Mum in the hospital right after you were born. Your parents were so happy in the those photos. I think I gave them copies then or when I visited you all in London a while later. I remember the day you were born. I worked at the Pub Theatrical on 50th and Broadway. Your Dad was starring in Uncle Vanya with Julie Christie. I had just come to work and I hear that your Dad got the news and with a hue and cry ran out of the Pub full of joy knowing you were on your way out into the world. He was so overjoyed and happy to be your Dad.

I was only 22 and so wanted to be a good actress so being able to talk to your Dad and see him act was so inspiring to me. As so many have written it was a genuine pleasure to know him. That wicked sense of humor. I remember him sharing the story of people stopping him on the street and asking him. “Are you who I think you are?” He tried to balance the false adulation and the real expression of the human condition in all the characters he crafted through his own life’s experiences. I am so glad he moved more into his music as a way to express his love for life and to express his spirit which will never die in the hearts he touched and in you as you make your way is this wild world.

You were a fine handsome baby and you are a true loving son. My heart is heavy with the news of your Dad’s passing. And yet to have my dream around the day you posted the news tells me the connections we all share are mysterious indeed. As a singer as well as an actor, I know our voices and music reverberate with the love we all share in the listening. And that lifts my heart and allows it to sing with joy that we made the connection.

We All Shine On. Keep making music and have a wonderful life.

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By: Rodney Detrick Rodney Detrick http://www.nicolwilliamson.com/?p=274#comment-8644 2013-01-28T05:20:53Z 2013-01-28T05:20:53Z Saddened to hear the news of Mr. Williamson’s death (saw his recognition on the SAG Awards). I am a huge fan of his work and his performances in movies like Excalibur and Robin & Marian impacted my life in ways I can’t begin to describe. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

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By: Stacey Stacey http://www.nicolwilliamson.com/?p=274#comment-8642 2013-01-28T03:07:03Z 2013-01-28T03:07:03Z Watching the SAG awards tonight, they showed some members who have passed. When they showed Nicol, I was flooded with wonderful thoughts of Excalibur. I was a junior in high school when I first saw this movie. Now at the age of almost 50, I’m still very amused by Nicol’s performance of Merlin. I never miss a chance to watch it. 🙂

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By: Randy Randy http://www.nicolwilliamson.com/?p=274#comment-8591 2013-01-20T04:46:24Z 2013-01-20T04:46:24Z I am terribly sorry for the loss of your father. I lost my own father in March 2012, and I understand how it feels. I have always admired Nicol Williamson’s talents, and was watching “The Seven Percent Solution” tonight, which was taped on my system, and it occurred to me that I had not seen as much as I had would have liked to have seen from this amazing person in recent years. I made the discovery of this sad news online. I feel richer for having had the pleasure of watching his work. I loved his Merlin very much. God bless.

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By: David Llewellyn David Llewellyn http://www.nicolwilliamson.com/?p=274#comment-8381 2012-12-03T02:15:19Z 2012-12-03T02:15:19Z I believe he was one of the greatest acting talents to have lived. His passion is evident in all he did. Have just learned of his passing, so sorry. I have however the pleasure of enjoying introducing my children to some of his work.

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By: David David http://www.nicolwilliamson.com/?p=274#comment-8167 2012-10-18T01:16:53Z 2012-10-18T01:16:53Z Luke,

To my knowledge I have seen your father in only one thing, the movie Excalibur. I was eleven, and even then he stood out so far above every other character that his face is still what comes to mind when I imagine anything Arthurian. In a way I feel I’m spoiled; I don’t think another will ever match him. And now as I see a Gandalf or a Dumbledore I am nonplussed at best, and more, despairing. But better to have loved and lost…I look forward to seeing his other performances and having many other peoples’ roles spoilt.

Thank you for sharing his magic with us.

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By: Robert Robert http://www.nicolwilliamson.com/?p=274#comment-7921 2012-09-05T10:00:42Z 2012-09-05T10:00:42Z He was a genuine original – a totally unique talent.

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By: Noeline Brown Noeline Brown http://www.nicolwilliamson.com/?p=274#comment-7206 2012-05-19T06:33:34Z 2012-05-19T06:33:34Z I met Nic many years ago, when he was starring in Inadmissible Evidence. I probably stalked him! I was a young actor from Australia and very impressed by his formidable talent but I also loved his wild sense or humour. I still have his telephone number written on an old packet of fags. I am so sorry to hear he is no longer with us.

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By: Brian Knox McGugan Brian Knox McGugan http://www.McGoog.com http://www.nicolwilliamson.com/?p=274#comment-6939 2012-03-08T01:28:50Z 2012-03-08T01:28:50Z I was most privileged to have worked with Nicol on my first apprenticeship onstage at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, in their production of The Lark by Jean Anouilh. He was both frightening and exhilarating to me then.

On my first encounter with him, I put my foot straight in my mouth. I walked up to him and asked… “what do you think of that guy who played Merlin, in Excaliber”. He eyed me with disbelief, but then answered most graciously, and with twinkle in eye, ” well… he tried”.

I had just one line near the end of the play (the soldier with the cross), and I’ll never forget the end of the week’s rehearsal when we finally got to my part. At the end of that scene, with full cast onstage, Nicol said good work, good night, and we’ll see you all next week. I tentatively raised my hand and said “Uh… excuse me, please can we do that one more time… please”? Nicol swept around grandly, and in front of the entire cast and said to me with his best theatrical voice, “is it heavy on your heart”? After a moment, I replied very shakily “…yes, actually, it is”. And so, we did scene again.

I’m so grateful for this amazing gift for a first professional theatre experience, and for the chance to know Nicol, if only for those 6 weeks, so long ago.

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