John Bird, an actor and comedian, passed away at the age of 86. According to his agents. Bird, who was well known for his numerous appearances opposite John Fortune. Was a part of the 1960s TV satire boom.
In the Channel 4 TV series Bremner, Bird, and Fortune, the two had an unforgettable appearance alongside Rory Bremner.
Co-star Bremner took the lead in paying respect to Bird. Telling the BBC that his late co-star had the sharpest of wits and had this wonderful instinct for absurdity. Bremner said of the actor on Radio 4’s The World at One, “He was so modest for someone who so often played these characters who were so complacent and self-aggrandizing.”
He possessed the most brilliant mind and was the most modest person; he was magnificent. He was at the fore of the satirical explosion. Bremner, Bird, and Fortune was nominated for multiple Bafta TV Awards and aired for 16 seasons, including one-off specials, between 1999 and 2008.
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The interviewer would become more and more irate as they mocked the fake businessman, government consultant, or clueless politician. Who always went by the name of George Parr.
Fortune admitted that it had been “extremely difficult to keep a straight face” throughout his and Bird’s numerous, largely impromptu two-handers during an appearance on Desert Island Discs in 2004.
It was “striking,” he added. Bird passed away on Christmas Eve, “nine years, nearly to the day” after Fortune, who passed away at the age of 74 on New Year’s Eve in 2013.
Bremner added, “Lord knows, satire has missed them this last decade and that loss is now irreparable.
Nottingham-born Bird attended a grammar school before enrolling in Cambridge University. He first met Fortune, his comic partner with whom he would go on to act in the popular BBC satire series That Was the Week that Was, at Cambridge.