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Philip Sayer (26 October 1946 – 19 September 1989) was a British actor.[1] He worked for stage, film and television; and was probably best known for his role as Sam Phillips in the science-fiction horror film Xtro (1983).

Philip Sayer
Born(1946-10-26)26 October 1946
Died19 September 1989(1989-09-19) (aged 42)
OccupationActor

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BiographyEdit

Philip Sayer was born on 26 October 1946 in Swansea, the son of Thomas Henry and Myra Sayer.

He died of cancer in 1989, aged 42.[1] After Sayers's death, Brian May (who had never met the actor)[2] attended a memorial service and subsequently wrote the song "Just One Life" as a tribute.[1] [3] A Philip Sayer Scholarship fund was set up at LAMDA in Sayer's memory. Sayer Clinics are named after and in memory of Philip Sayer. [4]

AppearancesEdit

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (play 1972)
  • Miss Julie (film, 1972)
  • Adult Fun (film, 1972)
  • The Rocky Horror Show (London stage show, 1974) [5]
  • Whodunnit? - Time to Dye (TV Series, 1976)
  • Crown Court (TV Series, 1976)
  • Sebastiane (film, 1976)
  • Rock Follies of 77 (television 1977)
  • Van der Valk - Man of Iron (TV Series, 1977)
  • BBC2 Play of the Week - Oscar Wilde - Fearless Frank (TV Series, 1978)
  • Play for Today - The After-Dinner Joke (TV Series, 1978)
  • ITV Playhouse - The Reaper (TV series, 1979)
  • Shoestring - The Mayfly Dance (TV Series, 1980)
  • Afurika Monogatari a.k.a. The Green Horizon (film, 1980)
  • ITV Playhouse - A Ferry Ride Away (TV Series, 1981)
  • BBC2 Playhouse - Bobby Wants to Meet Me (TV Series, 1981)
  • Xtro (film 1983)
  • Slayground (film 1983)
  • Shades of Darkness (TV series, 1983)
  • Dead on Time (Short, 1983)
  • The Hunger (1983), a horror film starting Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie, based on Whitley Strieber's novel (see below)
  • A.D. (1985)
  • Inside Out (TV series, 1985)
  • Arthur the King (TV Movie, 1985)
  • Bluebell as Marcel Leibovici (television 1986)
  • Shanghai Surprise (film, 1986)
  • Floodtide as Dr Ramsey (television 1987–1988) [6]
  • Star Trap (TV Movie, 1988)
  • Edens Lost (Swedish TV movie, 1991) (released after Sayer's death)

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