Doctor Who and Department S actor Peter Wyngarde dies aged 90

Angelo Anderson
January 18, 2018

Peter Wyngarde, the charismatic star of spy series Department S and its spinoff show Jason King and a mainstay of British television, has died.

"As a man, there were few things in life he didn't know", he said.

Following the success of Department S, Wyngarde's character was given his own spin-off show, simply titled Jason King, that ran for 26 episodes in the United Kingdom, and was syndicated around the world.

'I sometimes nicknamed him "the King" became he simply knew everything.

Wyngarde died at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital on Monday, his agent Thomas Bowington announced. He also appeared in classic series including "The Avengers", "The Saint", and "The Prisoner". And it wasn't just his sartorial extravagance that inspired Mike Myers to create Austin Powers: King uttered the phrase "groovy, baby" in one episode.

"He was a mentor on everything you can think of, from sports cars to how to make a good cup of tea and how to do a tie and shirt", he added.

'As a person he was the most exceptional person I met in my life and a great mentor and teacher'.


Wyngarde even beat singer Cliff Richard and football star George Best to a Britain's best-dressed man award in the 1970s.

In Australia, the star was once mobbed by 30,000 female fans at Sydney airport.

Wyngarde, who was born in Marseille, France, also headlined the horror film Burn, Witch, Burn! . "I think I'll have Scotch".

Among his most famous quotes as King was the breakfast quip: "A bit too early for coffee..."

The album was later released under the name When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head.

His agent said that, despite his age, the actor had roles and appearances lined up for the next few months.

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