Tim Brooke-Taylor Wiki – Tim Brooke-Taylor Bio
Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE (17 July 1940 – 12 April 2020) was an English comedian and actor. He became active in performing in comedy sketches while at Cambridge University, and became President of the Footlights club, touring internationally with the Footlights revue in 1964. Becoming wider known to the public for his work on BBC Radio with I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again, he moved into television with At Last the 1948 Show working together with old Cambridge friends John Cleese and Graham Chapman. He was best known as a member of The Goodies, starring in the television series throughout the 1970s and picking up international recognition in Australia and New Zealand. He had also appeared as an actor in various sitcoms, and had been a panellist on I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue for over 50 years.
Tim Brooke Age
He was 79 years old.
Tim Brooke Died
British comedian and actor Tim Brooke-Taylor has died aged 79 after contracting coronavirus.
The news was confirmed by his agent, who said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce Tim’s death early today from COVID-19.”
Tim Brooke-Taylor Wife & Children
Brooke-Taylor married Christine Weadon in 1968 and they had two sons, Ben and Edward. He lived in Berkshire.
Tim Brooke-Taylor Career
Brooke-Taylor’s career spanned more than six decades and his comedic roots lay in the Cambridge Footlights, which he joined in 1960.
Membership of the Cambridge Footlights Club brought him into contact with Garden, Bill Oddie as well as future Python Graham Chapman.
He started his broadcasting career on BBC Radio, before forming the Goodies with Garden and Oddie and later becoming a long-standing panelist on Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.
Comedian Jack Dee, the current host of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, said: “It has come as devastating news to hear that Tim has succumbed to this dreadful virus – especially when we all thought he was recovering.
“Tim was a delightful man and never anything but great company. It has always been one of the great joys of my career to work with someone who was part of the comedy landscape of my childhood.”
A host of comedians have paid tribute to Brooke-Taylor on social media.
“Audiences found him not only hilarious but also adorable. His loss at this dreadful time is particularly hard to bear, and my thoughts are with Christine, Ben, Edward and their families,” Garden said.
He was an exceptional client and a pleasure to represent. We’re grateful that we have so much of his work to view, read and listen to.
The statement continued: “He had, of course, many fans whom he always treated cheerfully even after long and exhausting rehearsals and recordings.“