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Please see a selection of your tributes to actor David Hemmings below.
I saw Blow Up in the eighth grade and it convinced me there was this strange, fascinating netherworld of an era I missed entirely. David Hemmings seemed every bit the essence of cool, and thankfully lacked the beef-cake, suburban beach boy image so popular for males in the mid-1980s a la Tom Cruise et al.
Hemmings portrayed a different, introspective cool I tried to emulate but never could (yes, I was and am a geek). Even though Swinging London has been lampooned in Austin Powers films, the era still holds a dangerous charm - thanks in part to actors like Hemmings who melded autonomy with excitement. farewell, David.
Rohit Mahajan, United States
Sad news. David Hemmings made me fall in love with London, Antognoni, and movie making. Blow-Up was a mind-blowing experience, one of those movies that forever change you. Thank you, David. R.I.P.
A wonderful actor with a broad and gifted range of talent. When I first took a film class in college, Blow Up was listed as "essential viewing" by my instructor. He was right - then and now. Personally my favourite Hemmings performance was the one he gave in Islands in the Stream.
Robert del Valle, USA
Although I only saw David Hemmings in a few films, I will remember him most for what some might consider to be a "small job". He did the narration for a Rick Wakeman album titled "Journey to the Centre of the Earth". Having done some radio, I was intrigued by the wonderful vocal qualities he possessed. He brought a real quality to the recording and made it memorable for me. He will be sorely missed.
Richard Kish, USA
Unforgettable and hypnotic in Tony Richardson's Charge of the Light Brogade, where he played the dashing Flashmanesque Captain Nolan.
Neville White, UK
I will always remember David Hemmings for his extraordianry narration in one of the greatest rock albums ever made, Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Bill Antonaccio, USA
The Bentley, the camera, the granularities. I'll watch Blow Up this weekend and remember David Hemmings.
I know David has left a fine body of work but for me Blow Up was his most memorable film. I dreamt of him for months after seeing it and was always interested in his career. I saw him last in Spy Game and was still entranced.
Pat Agyeman, Australia
Crazy thing is, in the past weekend, I had been thinking of David so much, for some unknown, weird reason, and ended up watching two of his classics: Barbarella and Blow Up. I was always a fan of his movies but usually found the characters he played very unlikeable but also very real/human. He'll be greatly missed but his films were live on forever. Blow Up should be seen by anyone who is into quality/cult/classic movies.
Ziggy Spaceboy, Englishman living in Germany
I fell in love with David Hemmings as a teenager - and I've still got a crush on him at the advanced age of 36. He was quite simply the most gorgeous looking actor I ever beheld. Wonderful eyes. It is as Thomas in Blow-Up that he'll be remembered for me. Fantastic film , fantastic performances. I just wish I'd have been able to tell him what he'd meant to me, too late now sadly.
Good bye David,
just as in that wonderful scene of Blow-Up may the whisper of the leaves accompany your new travel.
Truly a sad day. Blow-Up and Last Orders are two of the greatest British films, albeit made 35 years apart, but both have the enormous benefit of Hemmings' quite brilliant acting. The fact that he was (by his standards) becoming rather prolific in his appearances on the big screen make his passing all the more tragic. A great loss.
Mark Hitcox, Swindon, England
It's a very sad day. My wife and I were delighted to have dinner with David and his lovely wife Lucy while they were on holiday in Crete last year. He was a real gentleman and a fine actor. There are not many of his kind left.
Robert Ballard, UK
Back in the early 70s he was my favourite voice to dive into Jules Verne's words and thoughts.
"Voices, voices, he heard voices, he heard his uncle's voice..." David's voice in Rick Wakeman's "Jouney to the centre of the Eearth".
Avilio Méndez, Venezuela
To have been young and frightened to walk home or enter the darkroom after Blow-Up was rivalled by the excitement of his place among the gallant 600. Hemmings in league with his characters is for me the memory of Radical Chic and London in the late sixties. As an American twelve year old, living in a photographer/broadcaster household in Köln in the late sixties, our cinema was the one offered by the English Army of the Rhine on their post. How Hemmings did excite in those halcyon days. He is now an ensign of the time.
Anthony Wayne, USA
A fine actor who always seemed to control the pace of a film. As a boy I remember watching him for the first time in Charge Of The Light Brigade and always thought there was a strangeness about him. He was an actor who made you look at him twice and listen to his every word. I hope he gets the recognition he so thoroughly deserves.
Stuart Springthorpe, England
David was a beautiful 'artist' in the true sense of the word, a refined actor, writer, director, magician, painter and conversationalist. I knew him my entire life and he only became more beautiful every day.
Toby Cook, Australia
Hemmings' performance in "A Long Day's Dying" gave credence and power to what could have been a shallow anti-war theme. In more recent acting appearances he was selfless and often understated, giving lesser talents a chance - but he was always great and somewhat dangerous to watch. He still had a fantastic career ahead of him.
Simon Wilson, England
David's finest hour was his narration of Rick Wakemans Journey To The Center Of The Earth. It's one of the finest albums of all time.God bless.
Rob Earley, USA
I recently watched him in Last Orders and he was brilliant. A fine crafted actor who was so convincing in his role. He will be missed dearly.
Vince Berry, US
David Hemmings had fire in his belly and yet a twinkle in his eye - he was an interesting and original artist whether in front of or behind the camera.
Martin Brewer, USA
I always imagined David Hemmings to be an arrogant, unpleasant character and was surprised the first time I saw him interviewed at how likeable and witty he was.
The false impression I had of him was purely down to him playing his role of the cocky, shallow photographer in Blow Up so well.
Special thanks are due to Michelangelo Antonioni, the director of Blow Up who discovered Hemmings and ensured that he became an icon of the Sixties and will not be forgotten.
David Claydon, England
In 1975 I met David Kauai while we were shooting "Islands in The Stream" in - and for the next 20 years we were good and close friends. He was not only a truly great actor, but the best drinking buddy in the world.
Denne Bart Petitclerc, U.S.A.
David Hemmings, the first Miles in Turn of the Screw, died on the same day as the composer Benjamin Britten on December 4. Reading Humphrey Carpenter's bio of the composer, Britten was as obsessed with Hemmings at the Venetian premiere in 1954 as Quint was with Miles in the book/opera...
Graeme Jenkins, UK
A fine actor that achieved the main thing an artist can do do but few are able to: he could make me dream.
Alejandro Bilotta, Spain
It always seems that actors who are under-rated while they're alive only get true critical acclaim after they've died. Let's hope that David Hemmings gets the same treatment - here was someone who was a true multi-talented artist, a magnificent actor, an icon of the Swinging Sixties, and as such leaves a great legacy of work behind him. Farewell David, and thank you for all your great performances.
Rob Loveday, UK
In the words of Dildanno (Hemmings in Barbarella) 'Long live the revolution'.
Paul Fillingham, Nottingham, England
David Hemmings's electric performance as Miles in Benjamin Britten's opera The Turn of The Screw which was recorded in 1955 is probably the best to date.
Dudley Hawkins, United Kingdom
I was a child of the 60s living in New Mexico taking poetry and film classes when Blow-Up came out. It was extremely influential and of its time with conspiracy theories of the day. Plus Hemmings was ever so sexy in that sports car. Blow-Up was a cinema classic and he will be missed.