Zulu - Ivor Emmanuel dies

#1
Ivor Emmanual dies at 80, his 'Men of Harlech ' in the film Zulu was probably his best known performance.

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#2
RIP.

He would have been the right age for NS. Anyone know if he served?

Caine saw active service in Malaya, IIRC.
 
#3
Googling his biography doesn't bring much up but he must have done his time unless excused for some reason.

Still a great part of one of the last great British films that showed the Britsh soldier at his best.

'Zulu's sir, thousands of em!' :D
 

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#5
Caine was in Korea
Read some where he still can't stand the smell of chinese food after his platoon was cut of and surrounded by the Chinese army

Sing along at the back :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI
 
#6
You're clearly old when you think the film's markedly more recent than the event...

:D
 
#7
Top tune, even topper? film. RIP fella.
 
#9
Wele goelcerth wen yn fflamio,
a thafodau tân yn bloeddio;
Ar i'r dewrion ddod i daro,
unwaith eto'n un


Bwyso i mewn dangnefedd

& for the heathens amongst us

Men of Harlech, march to glory,
Victory is hov'ring o'er ye,
Bright-eyed freedom stands before ye,
Hear ye not her call?

Rest in peace
 
#10
In later life he moved near to where my dad lived and he used to cane it on the ale and keep bursting into song! My dad said they were great nights!!
 
#11
the_boy_syrup said:
Caine was in Korea
Read some where he still can't stand the smell of chinese food after his platoon was cut of and surrounded by the Chinese army

Sing along at the back :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI
My Bad! :oops:

Agree with comments about the film; a classic which I still enjoy watching today.

"The British Army does'nt like more than one disastor in a week. Looks bad in the newspapers, and upsets civilians over their breakfast."

Sgt: "What the Hell are you doing?!"

Taff: "I was just - "

Sgt: "Shut up!"
 
#13
Didn't know Stanley Baker was Welsh either come to that :eek:
 
#14
the_boy_syrup said:
Caine was in Korea
Read some where he still can't stand the smell of chinese food after his platoon was cut of and surrounded by the Chinese army

Sing along at the back :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI
"For Christ's sake, mun. Sing something they know!!!" :D

RIP.
 
#15
"if its a miracle colour sergeant, it's boxer henry short chamber .45 calibre miracle" :wink:
 
#18
andyboy443 said:
"if its a miracle colour sergeant, it's boxer henry short chamber .45 calibre miracle" :wink:
With guts behind it :D
 
#20
toomanylatenights said:
caine is too young to have served in korea

he did national service in malaya !
Taken from Michael Caines webpage

After the war, the British Government started a scheme in which every 18 yr old boy learned to defend his country for 2 years, they called it National Service and in 1951 Michael was to join the Queens Royal Regiment and the Royal Fusiliers and serve in Germany and Korea.
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