20th Century Celebrity of the Day

Actor Valentine Dyall was born 110 years ago today

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Dyall as “The Black Guardian”

Valentine Dyall (May 7, 1908 – June 24, 1985) was an English character actor. His distinctive voice made him especially popular as a voice actor and he was known for many years as “The Man in Black”, the narrator of the BBC Radio horror series Appointment with Fear.

Following many appearances in Hammer Films productions in the 1940s, he is well known for playing the “Black Guardian” in Doctor Who.

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