Warren Clarke

Posted: November 12, 2014 in Book Awards, Dalziel and Pascoe, England

51a6twGKBUL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX385_SY500_CR,0,0,385,500_SH20_OU02_I had read several of Reginald Hill’s Dalziel and Pascoe books before the TV series began in 1996, and when Warren Clarke appeared for the firstDALZIEL AND PASCOE-DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD time on the screen he was exactly how I had envisioned the character of Andy Dalziel from the books.

It is with great sadness that I learned today that Warren Clarke had died at the age of 67. He was a fine actor and played many parts during his long career but he will always be remembered for his portrayal of the gruff Yorkshire detective.

My condolences to his family, he will be greatly missed.

Whenever I read a smart punchline in the Reginald Hill books I always imagined them coming from Warren Clarke.

       I’ll have beef as well, luv, said Dalziel. ‘But I’ll have mine roast with Yorkshire pud and lots of spuds.’  

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Sad news indeed, Norman. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That is sad news. You’re right, he made a terrific job of Dalziel. There was an episode of Midsomer Murders on the weekend (there’s always an episode of Midsomer Murders on isn’t there?) – one of the new ones without John Nettle – Warren Clarke played the villain – very good in that role too.

  3. tracybham says:

    I am sad to hear that. I have not watched many of the Dalziel and Pascoe adaptations, don’t want to get ahead of my reading. I agree that he was the perfect Dalziel.

  4. A nice tribute to a fine actor.

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