Sunday, January 20, 2008

Maddie - Jason King lookalike sought

The sketch of the latest Maddie McCann snatcher suspect - as reproduced on the front page of the News of the World - bears an uncanny resemblance to Jason King, the eponymous '70s agent of the TV series, starring the estimable Peter Wyngarde.

Mr Wyngarde is now aged 74 and bears no resemblance to either man or to anyone but himself.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Winnie still with us? Last time I saw him he was in a canary yellow leather jump suit saying he wasn't gay

Madame Arcati said...

Well, he's 74, that's all I know, and probably happily married for all I care.

Madame Arcati said...

He did record an album once called When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head. I think Timbalake should remix it don't you?

veritas said...

nice to hear Peter Wyngarde is still with us. He's a nice chap.Met him once in Brighton years ago at a little restaurant run by the man who used to play Billy Bunter.Wyngarde was dining with Patrick Macnee. I was star struck !

Anonymous said...

No - Timbalake should do the Duncan Fallowell We-e-e-e-ell

Anonymous said...

According to NNDB, Peter Wyngarde is actually gay and was Alan Bates' companion for about 10 years. Not that it matters in any way, but just to be accurate.

The Daughter-of-a-Bitch said...

Since when is NNDb a reliable source? I don't know about Wyngarde but this rumour about Alan Bates is just BS, as well as Laurence Olivier's alleged affairs with Noel Coward and Danny Kaye, which have been totally contradicted by his serious biographers.

Villainess said...

A recent, reputable biography of Alan Bates says he was certainly Wyngarde's partner. And nothing wrong with that, either.

The Daughter-of-a-Bitch said...

"A recent, reputable biography of Alan Bates says he was certainly Wyngarde's partner."

I love the "certainly". Did the biographer get an interview with Wyngarde himself? Any first-hand testimony?

"And nothing wrong with that, either."

Nothing wrong of course, don't get me... wrong. It's not a matter of right or wrong here, it's simply a matter of true or false.