Thursday, 5 December 2013
Very sorry to hear that actor Barry Jackson has passed away today at the age of 75. He appeared three times in Doctor Who, the first occasion being when he played the mute assassin Ascarius in The Romans.
He's famously beaten up by the First Doctor. All in a day's work for someone who used to be a stunt performer - under the name Jack Barry.
Jackson returned to the series the following year as ill-fated Space Security agent Jeff Garvey in Mission To The Unknown (appearing first in the closing seconds of The Myth Makers).
His biggest role was as the comedic dodgy Time Lord Drax in The Armageddon Factor.
In the UK he is best known for his long-running role as Police pathologist George Bullard in the highly popular detective series Midsomer Murders.