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STARBURST Film Festival Manchester 26th-28th August 2016

David Graham - "Yus m'lady,"

Festival Family Saturday

David Graham

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26th - 29 August 2016 MMU Manchester, UK

Although born in England, David Graham trained as an actor in New York. Since returning to England the actor has appeared in numerous guest parts in famous television shows, though it was his role in an episode of Martin Kane, Private Investigator which would be a turning point in his life.

There he met Gerry Anderson, a man who was not only to become one of the most famous British producers ever, but also a man whose puppet shows would become internationally famous. 1965 saw both Graham and the Andersons hit the big time.

The latest series filmed in Supermarionation was Thunderbirds in which Graham provided the voice for one half of one of the most famous double-acts in television: Graham played the voice of Aloysius Parker alongside Sylvia Anderson who voiced Lady Penelope. His catchphrase, "Yus m'lady," became known all over the world.

In recent years, David has returned to the role – not only in the new animated Thunderbirds but more surprisingly in the successfully crowdfunded Thunderbirds 1965 which saw three classic Thunderbirds episodes created from scratch using soundtracks specially recorded for use on singles back in 1965.

We are delighted to welcome David to the Festival, a true icon of Sixties British television!

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