Friday, March 9, 2007

Farewell Mr Humphries

British Actor John Inman, best known for his role as Mr Humphries in the BBC comedy "Are You Being Served" passed away on March 8th at a London hospital at the age of 71.
Although often predictable, his portrayal of the camp salesman at Grace Brothers department store was a well loved classic, made famous by his catch-phrase "I'm free". His best friend at Grace Brothers, Mrs. Slocombe was another famous character, well loved by fans of British comedy. They played off one another quite well, and always brought the laugh.
Above: The cast of Are You Being Served? They were the loyal staff at Grace Brothers.
Farewell Mr Humphries, you will be missed!
-Rick Rockhill


Rhodent said...

One of the best of the British comedies that regularly shows on PBS here...

LouLou! said...

Thank you for posting this..I hadn't heard and will always have the mental image of him in gold lame' a la Elton John in one episode. He was my favorite of all of the characters on Are You Being Served.

Naomi said...

Are You Being Served was a popular show here in England, one of my favourites. Apart from being an excellent comedy actor, John also made a great pantomine dame too. He will be sadly missed by us all.


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