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A fitting tribute to a great actor.

We were glad to learn recently that there's a bench in memory of John Woodnutt in London.

Watchers of Knightmare Series 1-4 know and love (and fear) John's performances as Merlin and Mogdred. His acting career from the 1940s to the 2000s included many other appearances, from Doctor Who and The Boy From Space to Jeeves and Wooster and The Bill.

Our thanks to @ukmoose for photographing and listing the bench on OpenBenches near St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden, WC2E 8SD. Although its positioning facing a blank wall isn't ideal, it still offers an opportunity to sit and reflect on the magic and majesty brought to Knightmare by John when he sat on Merlin's own seat. In fact, if you look carefully at the third photo on the OpenBenches page, you may see a visitor with hair not unlike the great wizard's.

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