6 September 2013

Highgate Cemetery #8: Max Wall


I believe that since My life began
the most I've had is just a Talent to

Max Wall was born Maxwell George Lorimer and was the son of the comedy actor Jack Lorimer. His career began in pantomime and he is noted for his performances as 'Professor Wallofski', a character who an influence on John Cleese in his 'Ministry of Silly Walks' sketch. After going through a low period for some years, interest in Wall revived and he played in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot (1979) and Krapp's Last Tape (1984), Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi, and even recorded a version of Ian Dury's 'England's Glory'. He died after falling and fracturing his skull at Simpson's-in-the-Strand restaurant, London.

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