• Edward Charles James "Jimmy" Gardner, actor, born 24 August 1924; died 3 May 2010, Supporting actor in works from Harry Potter to Shakespeare, Jimmy Gardner played cameo roles in many popular television series.

He was a spear carrier in Lord Olivier's historic production of Richard III, but one night, misjudging his entrance cue, he rushed on prematurely, panicking the other soldiers who were meant to follow. His love for the theatre was deep and wide: a clapper boy at the Gainsborough Studios, a chauffeur to John Osborne. His quick wit and dry sense of humor made him a family favorite. Due to the exceptional danger of guarding the rear of a Halifax, the life expectancy for this 19-year-old Sgt. Sgt. On leave, his beloved sister Joan recalls, his mother remarked that the shirt she was cleaning had a different name in the collar. will be published daily in dedicated articles. After six or seven steps he turned right, took a few more steps and then turned left, right, left, always concentrating ahead of himself as if in darkness and seemingly counting his steps, until another character called out, "Ferryman". 1:00 PM, Graveside Service In his acting career, stretching over half a century, he played the gamut of character roles, ranging from the statutory drunken old man in the Royal Shakespeare Company's stage version of A Clockwork Orange (1990) to Peter in Romeo and Juliet (a role first created by Shakespeare's clown, Will Kempe), to the bus driver Ernie Prang in the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jimmy Gardner, Jr., please visit our floral store. The cop then pointed to one of the badges on Jimmy's black Triumph motorcycle jacket that read "N S". He was an actor, known for Frenzy (1972), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). Oldest first, -1) ? Admin. James Garner passed away on October 13, 2019 in Carthage, North Carolina. Surviving are two brothers, W. P. Gardner and wife Sue of Big Stone Gap and Charles Gardner and wife Norma of Norton; sister-in-law, Betty Gardner of Norton; several nieces and nephews who he loved as his own; and a host of other relatives and friends. The year was 1930.

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Please Our dear Jimmy “Jimbo” Gardner, Jr. of North Little Rock passed away June 29, 2020.

You can unsubscribe at any time. The most insightful comments on all subjects to your comment. His first work was in repertory theatre in Barnstaple, Devon. After a few minutes, Jimmy nonchalantly leans against the wall and it lowers itself, having only slightly tipped over the point of balance. RIP XX. He also took on no fewer than five roles in David Edgar's noted stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby (1980). 'active' : ''">

Independent Premium. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, Jimmy Gardner: War hero and actor whose roles ranged from gravedigger in the RSC's 'Hamlet' to a bus driver in 'Harry Potter', Email already exists. Once, arriving at Heathrow airport after visiting his dear friends Dena Hammerstein and family, he received the message that during his flight from New York Dena's husband Jamie had died. Jimbo was the most fortunate man I will ever know. He requested a return to his seat at the back of the Halifax and completed 15 more sorties. He was born August 2, 1969 to Charlotte Gardner and Jimmy Gardner, Sr.  Our precious Jimbo will forever be loved. Immeasurable loss to so many, especially Claire. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies Enjoyed his episodes of The Cops, This Life and Inspector George Gently. Early last Monday morning, the day after May Day, in his 86th year, Jimmy let go his last breath. ", No hype, just the advice and analysis you need, Register with your social account or click here to log in. Our dear Jimmy “Jimbo” Gardner, Jr. of North Little Rock passed away June 29, 2020. Gardner's determination, fine fighting spirit and strong sense of duty be recognised by the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal." I am not alone in calling him my dearest friend. Jim told me he never thought he would die. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial contributions be made to the church of one’s choice.

He is survived by Vic, and by his sister, Joan. Someone who changed my life forever. Enter your email below to receive a grief support message from us each day for a year. "Sgt. His classmates said he looked good on that field! Embarrassed apologies were made to the audience. Jimmy Gardner was 16. Burial will follow in the Gardner Family Cemetery in Norton, VA. Family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. till time of services at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, VA. Jimmy is survived by his sister and brother, Joan and Vic, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces and many, many, dear friends. See full bio » For that was his role, the ferryman finding his way in a fog across the raised dykes of the marshy land outside Faversham. Dearly loved husband of Sheila, a much loved dad of Susan, Jim, Karen and Joanne and father-in-law of Gill, loving grandad of Liam, Natalie, Sharnie, Harrison and Olivia, dear brother of Irene and the late Bobby, Emma, Alice and Katie, also much loved great-grandad of Brooke, Libby and Poppy and a much loved uncle. Sadly missed. I met him first in an RSC rehearsal room in 1982. real-world solutions, and more. Enter your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages.

Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, VA 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

try again, the name must be unique, Please The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Jimmy is survived by his Mother, Margaret Gardner; Father, Oscar Gardner, both of Millry, AL; Daughter, Hellenia Gregory, Kountze, TX; Two Brothers, Frankie Gardner, Millry, AL, Pete Tate, Lorena, TX; Sister, Amy Gardner, Millry, AL; Six Nephews, Bobby Joe Gardner, Mallie Clayton Gardner, Cameron Layne Gardner, Caden James Gardner, all of Millry, AL, Brandon Tate, Tanner Tate, both of Lorena, TX; Aunts, Uncles, & Other Relatives; Pallbearers, Bobby Joe Gardner, Trey Gibson, Jamie Pitts, Lee Reed, David Gardner, Frankie Gardner. Funeral Home website by. try again, the name must be unique, Please His father, Teddy, a jockey, came second in the 1923 Derby to the legendary Steve Donoghue. RIP. Your email will not be used for any other purpose. Jimmy Gardner, 25, a native of Waynesboro, MS and a resident of Millry, AL died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Lenoir's Landing in Gilbertown, AL. Jimmy Gardner played cameo roles in many popular television series In St Paul's church, Covent Garden, amid the memorials to the theatrical stars of their day, is … He was a Dionysian. Though Jimmy always mocked his sober ability as a gunner the recommendation reads differently, "During a sortie on Leipzig on 19 February 1944, the aircraft was attacked by an Me 109, an Me 110 and three Ju88s. Jimmy finally achieved his ambition to appear on stage after he was demobilised in 1945. The survivor of two shipwrecks and innumerable escapades on land – such as the time he and a friend were "saving" a beautiful Victorian fireplace from a demolition site and both stood back to fetch a chisel when a huge roof beam plunged down through the building on to the hearth where they had been kneeling – his life was the stuff of legend. He was, according to Esther, the only white man with whom Bob Marley was happily associated. The performance had to stop. Jimmy was born in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. He felt the contrast during his 10 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, when he had weeks to learn the delightful range of small parts on which he stamped his mark – Snug the joiner in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Adam in As You Like It, Old Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice, the gravedigger in Hamlet, with his greatest theatrical friend, Mark Rylance, and many more. Community He attended West Norton Baptist Church, was a 1957 graduate of J.J. Kelly High School and was a retired inspector from VDOT