El actor británico de 19 años Archie Lyndhurst ha muerto tras una corta enfermedad. Llevaba cinco años protagonizando la serie 'So Awkward' de CBBC, la cadena infantil de BBC, que ha compartido la noticia en las redes sociales.
We're so sorry to have to tell you that Archie Lyndhurst, who so brilliantly played Ollie in So Awkward on CBBC, has very sadly died after a short illness.? CBBC (@cbbc) October 1, 2020
Archie will be hugely missed by all who worked with him, and by all the fans who laughed along with Ollie in the show. ?? pic.twitter.com/SfXP8TIz2Q
Entre 2015 y 2020 ha interpretado a Ollie Coulton, uno de los protagonistas de 'So Awkward', serie sobre un grupo de amigos que empiezan el instituto. También tuvo varios papeles secundarios en series como 'Bad Education' y un telefilm e hizo un par de trabajos como actor de doblaje.
Archie era el hijo de Nicholas Lyndhurst, humorista británico que ha participado en numerosas comedias muy conocidas en el país como 'Only Fools and Horses' o 'Goodnight Sweetheart'. Él y su mujer Lucy han pedido privacidad en un comunicado, asegurando estar "golpeados por una increíble pena".
Entre los que se han despedido públicamente del actor está Samuel Paul Small, compañero de Lyndhurst en 'So Awkward' que hizo una pequeña aparición en 'Juego de tronos' como uno de los pajaritos de Varys: "A mi hermano Archie. No puedo comprender que hayas fallecido. Tenías aún tanta vida que vivir y yo habría dado cualquier cosa para que siguieras".
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To my brother Archie. I still can't quite comprehend that you have passed. You still had so much life to live and I'd give anything for you to keep on living it. My heart aches all day and everyday thinking about you and I just wish I could talk to you just one more time so you could know how much I loved you. I vow to make you proud with every last breath. Love you from now until infinity. Rest in power bro. I wish you could've all known Archie how we knew him. I've never met someone so full of life and had touched so many peoples hearts. Archie was there for me in my lowest lows but my highest highs were with him. Archie's my best friend and to say goodbye so soon is absolutely devastating, but his calling was obviously somewhere else and I hope he is brightening up wherever he is. To be honest, I still can't find the words that do him justice and show how much of a beautiful soul he was, but his mission was to make as many people happy as he could and trust me, he really really did. Archie loved his friends and family so so dearly and we hope he knows how much he truly was loved. We never know what tomorrow will bring so hug the ones you love extra tight as Archie always did??
El mini-Jack Whitehall
El primer papel de Archie Lyndhurst le llegó a los 10 años en un capítulo de 'Little Crackers', serie británica navideña en la que diferentes famosos cuentan una historia de su infancia. Lyndhurst interpretó la versión en niño de Jack Whitehall y repitió en el papel en varios espectáculos del humorista.
Whitehall ha compartido fotos del niño en su cuenta de Instagram llorando su pérdida: "Cada vez que trabajé con Archie era igual: apasionado, generoso y perfecto, todo el mundo en los rodajes lo amaba. No tengo duda alguna de que habría tenido una larga y celebrada carrera".
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I write this with an extremely heavy heart. Archie Lyndhurst came In to my life nearly ten years ago, playing the young me in a short film I'd written. He was brilliant, so talented and funny. An utter joy to work with. So much so that it proved to be the start of a wonderful partnership, we did a skit at the London Palladium, he played me again in a sketch for my arena tour and special, and when we needed to find an actor to play the young Alfie Wickers in Bad Education it was the easiest piece of casting we ever had to do. Every time I worked with Archie he was the same - passionate, generous and pitch perfect, he was loved by everyone on set. I have no doubt he would have had a long and illustrious career and would have continued lighting up the lives of all those who encountered him. The enthusiastic and talented boy I met all those years ago had grown into an equally charming young man, during lockdown he would take shopping and groceries to my parents house for them when they couldn't leave the house, it's testament to what a wonderful and kind person he was. The world has been robbed of a truly special soul. He will never be forgotten, i feel utterly devastated that he is gone but i also feel so blessed to have met him. Goodbye Archie. ?