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Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, Jimmy Gardner: War hero and actor whose roles ranged from gravedigger in the RSC's 'Hamlet' to a bus driver in 'Harry Potter', Email already exists. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Enter your email to follow new comments on this article.

I strongly recommend Sgt. His acting was always pure and expressive. Someone who always saw the bright side of any situation. 'active' : ''"> He died on May 3, 2010 in London, England.

He also took on no fewer than five roles in David Edgar's noted stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby (1980). His quick wit and dry sense of humor made him a family favorite. RIP. Create a commenting name to join the debate. Burial will follow in the Gardner Family Cemetery in Norton, VA. Family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. till time of services at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, VA. He was going to be a film star. The two or three parts he had to learn each week stood him in good stead for the vast selection of character roles that were to become his metier. Enter your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Oldest first, -1) ? "Sgt. "He had the tickets for the dance on Saturday. Oliver Koen and Bro. See full bio » Embarrassed apologies were made to the audience. As a result of this perceived failure, he was fired by Lord Derby. He was a spear carrier in Lord Olivier's historic production of Richard III, but one night, misjudging his entrance cue, he rushed on prematurely, panicking the other soldiers who were meant to follow. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com to leave online condolences for the family. He felt the contrast during his 10 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, when he had weeks to learn the delightful range of small parts on which he stamped his mark – Snug the joiner in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Adam in As You Like It, Old Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice, the gravedigger in Hamlet, with his greatest theatrical friend, Mark Rylance, and many more. Such a one was Jimmy Gardner, who has died aged 85. For that was his role, the ferryman finding his way in a fog across the raised dykes of the marshy land outside Faversham.

Jimmy Gardner, 25, a native of Waynesboro, MS and a resident of Millry, AL died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Lenoir's Landing in Gilbertown, AL.

His father, Teddy, a jockey, came second in the 1923 Derby to the legendary Steve Donoghue.

He was a Buffalo offensive lineman on the football team. He absolutely adored the company life of the theatre and enjoyed 10 happy years with the RSC, appearing in 23 productions, particularly loved for his hilarious Lion in The Dream, his officious Verges in Much Ado about Nothing, and for me, his definitive First Gravedigger to my Hamlet. Jimmy finally achieved his ambition to appear on stage after he was demobilised in 1945. Let me fill in some details. Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 Dena Hammerstein, Barry Evans, Judy Geeson, Andy Bradford, Keith Field, Douglas Lambert, Michael Culver, Esther Anderson, all testify to his ability to provide a safe refuge and philosophic outlook in the midst of any storm. Just after joining he was standing with some men and the airman on one side of him told another that such and such had just died. Find Jimmy Gardner's memorial at Legacy.com. "No shit.". Thursday, November 08, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, © Copyright 2012 - 20 Buford G. Sturgill Funeral Homes, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Jimmy was born in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. On leave, his beloved sister Joan recalls, his mother remarked that the shirt she was cleaning had a different name in the collar. RIP XX. Gardner co-operated magnificently with the mid-upper gunner in passing accurate evasive information to his captain and simultaneously got in accurate bursts of fire on the enemy aircraft... His skilful directions and accurate fire played a good part in frustrating the attacks and enabled his captain to return safely to Base." Early last Monday morning, the day after May Day, in his 86th year, Jimmy let go his last breath. No one followed him and Olivier's raging tyrant had to be surrounded and subdued by a single, fierce 5ft 3in of Jim with spear. He was a Dionysian. But for all his luck on earth and mixed fortune at sea, nowhere was the love of Fortuna more apparent than in the air.

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