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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2019/06/04/paul-darrow-actor-cherished-science-fiction-fans-role-sardonic/

Kerr Avon was one of the best antihero characters in science fiction. Darrow was sublime in the role.

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    I only knew the name Kerr Avon thanks to this fellow. When I started watching Blakes 7 last year, I realised he was a sci-fi character, and perhaps the most fitting one for an SFF.SE user to name themselves after. – Rand al'Thor Jun 6 at 5:48
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    My favourite character from probably my all time favourite Scifi show. – razethestray Jun 6 at 10:46
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    Paul Darrow was brilliant as Avon. I loved the show as a teen and still love it today - mainly because of Avon, Cally and Vila (and Servalan). The series main hero, Blake, was acted well by Gareth Thomas, but it was Avon who stole the show. Interestingly, I also enjoyed his prequel book (Avon: A Terrible Aspect). Rest in Peace, Paul. – Teryl V Jun 9 at 0:47
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    I loved BLAKES 7. Paul Darrow's commitment to the character of Avon was incredible and has left an indelible shape in my memory. In anyone's else's hands it would have been pure pantomine, but he made made it terrifying, elegiac and exciting. An object lesson in how to turn something mundane into something extraordinary. – dominic fonde Jun 14 at 12:18
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    I and a couple of friends interviewed him years ago. A really nice, humble chap with a good sense of humour. He was terrific as Avon. Anti-hero personified. – camden_kid Jun 17 at 18:55

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