Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dork Hero: Sean Pertwee

    If there’s one dude who dies on film more often than Sean Bean, it’s Sean Pertwee.  The son of the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, Sean has been a genre staple since the 90s.  I first noticed him as Hugh Beringar on Cadfael, but it was with his appearance in Event Horizon that his continual death sentence began to be carried out.  In fact, the first thing I thought upon hearing that he was cast as Alfred in the new Batman TV series Gotham, was ‘how can they kill off Alfred in a prequel?’  Still, I’m always glad to see Sean show up in films, even if it is to get killed minutes later.  And part of me still holds out for him playing the Doctor one of these regenerations.

Five Favorite Sean Pertwee Films:
5. Doomsday
4. Dog Soldiers
3. Stiff Upper Lips
2. Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie
1. Soldier


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