Paul Darrow

Paul Darrow was a highly regarded English actor known for his captivating performances on stage, television, and film. Born on May 2, 1941, in Surrey, England, Darrow embarked on a successful and varied career in the entertainment industry.

Darrow became a beloved figure in the science fiction community for his iconic role as Kerr Avon in the groundbreaking series “Blake’s 7” (1978-1981). His portrayal of the enigmatic and morally complex character won the hearts of fans worldwide, showcasing his exceptional acting abilities and charismatic screen presence.

Beyond “Blake’s 7,” Darrow made notable appearances in various television shows, including “Doctor Who,” “The Saint,” and “Emmerdale.” He also showcased his talent on the stage, performing in numerous theatrical productions and receiving critical acclaim for his powerful performances.

Known for his distinctive voice and commanding on-screen presence, Darrow had a natural ability to captivate audiences and breathe life into his characters. He was highly respected by his peers for his dedication, professionalism, and the depth he brought to his roles.

Off-screen, Darrow was a charismatic and engaging personality, cherished by his fans and admired by colleagues. He remained connected with the science fiction community, attending conventions and events, where he delighted fans with his wit, charm, and warm demeanor.

Paul Darrow died on 3 June 2019 at the age of 78 but his legacy as an accomplished actor and his memorable performances has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. His talent, charisma, and distinctive portrayal of Kerr Avon have made him an enduring figure in science fiction television. His contributions to the arts and his impact on fans continue to be celebrated, ensuring his place as a cherished and respected actor.


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