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Kevin Stoney
Born
Kevin Thomas Harvest Stoney

(1921-01-22)22 January 1921
Died22 January 2008(2008-01-22) (aged 87)
Chiswick, London, England
Resting placeUpperby Cemetery, Carlisle, Cumbria, England
OccupationActor
Notable work
Mavic Chen and Tobias Vaughn in Doctor Who

Kevin Stoney (22 January 1921[1] – 22 January 2008[2]) was an English actor. He was best known for his television roles,[3][4] in which he became familiar for his "portrayal of establishment types".[5]

During the Second World War, Stoney served with the Royal Air Force.[6] On television, he appeared in three serials of the science fiction series Doctor Who over a period of ten years, playing Mavic Chen in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965), Tobias Vaughn in The Invasion (1968) and Tyrum in Revenge of the Cybermen (1975).[7] Stoney also appeared in two episodes of another BBC science fiction series, Blake's 7, playing Councillor Joban in the episode Hostage and Ardus in the episode Animals.[8][9] He also played the astrologer Thrasyllus in the 1976 BBC adaptation of I, Claudius, a role he had earlier played in Granada Television's 1969 series The Caesars.[7]

Other credits include: The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Saint, Danger Man, The Avengers, Dr. Finlay's Casebook, The Prisoner, Softly, Softly, Man in a Suitcase, The Troubleshooters, Doomwatch, Freewheelers, Z-Cars, The Tomorrow People, Ace of Wands, Special Branch, The Onedin Line, Fall of Eagles, Space: 1999, The New Avengers, Quatermass, Hammer House of Horror, Bergerac, All Creatures Great and Small, The Bill and in the highest-rated episode of Inspector Morse.[6][10]

In 1985, it was reported in the Doctor Who fan magazine DWB that Stoney had died at the age of 64, but in 1987 he made an appearance at a Doctor Who convention to prove he was very much alive, to the shock of the fans. He retired in 1993.[6] Stoney died on his 87th birthday, 22 January 2008, in Chiswick, after a long battle with skin cancer.[11]

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | STONEY, Kevin". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Kevin Stoney". thegazette.co.uk.
  3. ^ "kevin stoney, guardian of the solar system - zone-sf.com". zone-sf.com.
  4. ^ "Kevin Stoney". bafta.org.
  5. ^ Robert J. Thompson; Gary Burns, eds. (1990). Making Television: Authorship and the Production Process. Praeger. p. 68. ISBN 0275927466.
  6. ^ a b c Gaughan, Gavin (17 April 2008). "Kevin Stoney". The Guardian.
  7. ^ a b "Obituaries round-up – Obituaries – The Stage". 13 February 2008.
  8. ^ "Hostage (1979)".
  9. ^ "Animals (1981)".
  10. ^ "Kevin Stoney". aveleyman.com.
  11. ^ "Kevin Stoney". BBC. 6 February 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2008.