Peter Wyngarde: Jason King star who inspired Austin Powers dies aged 90

Peter Wyngarde found fame starring as handlebar moustache-wearing "ladies' man" Jason King in the 1969-70 spy series Department S.

Actor Peter Wyngarde, who was best known for playing TV sleuth Jason King and the villain Klytus in the Flash Gordon film, has died aged 90.

The French-born star has been called a "legend" and among the most unique and original of actors.

He died at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital after being unwell for a couple of months.

Wyngarde found fame starring as handlebar moustache-wearing King in the 1969-70 espionage series Department S, about an elite group within...
source: The Sky News

2018-01-18 13:05
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