Free, at last


John Inman 1935 – 2007

“no character was more beloved than the irrepressibly camp Mr Humphries played by John Inman. […] Every time he delivered his catchphrase “I’m free”, in his singsong voice, or minced across the set, he received such a tremendous laugh that his character was written up some more. In due course he became the focus of much of the comedy. One reason family audiences loved him was his warmth. […] Unlike some less talented comic actors, who complained about being linked with one role, Inman was refreshingly grateful to be known, ever afterwards, as Mr Humphries. “He’s what people expect of me and he’s what I do best,” he said.

Taken from the Times’ Obituary, Friday March 9th 2007.

 Goodbye and thank you John.

 See also:

 John Inman (Wikipedia)

Are you being Served? (BBC) 


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