TITLE: Mings' right hand man.
HOME: Mingo City, planet Mongo.
BUDDIES: Ming, Kala.
ENEMIES: Flash, Dale, Zarkov, Barin,
FACIAL HAIR: Possibility of
outrageous seventies moustache remaining beneath mask.
COSTUME PERVERSITY RATING: 6 / 10
COOLNESS RATING: 9 / 10
ACTING METHOD: Sneering and dry wit.
ROLE: Presents Earth to Ming as a
play thing. Fancies Aura. Commands really stupid men. Brainwashes Zarkov.
Allows Flash to see Dale before his execution. Uses Zarkov to lead him
to Flash, but is then thrown onto the spikes at Vultan'ss place for
suggesting that Aura enjoyed being whipped. Heh heh.
Peter Wyngarde's performance in Flash
Gordon is easily one of the most enjoyable (sometimes I think THE most
enjoyable) in the film. I often drift off into daydreams in which
I envisage Klytus and Ming, before the events of the movie, whiling away
the hours together finding acts of unspeakable evil and debauchery to
indulge in for their idle amusement. It is Klytus, after all, who
presents our own Planet Earth to Ming as a 'play-thing'. They must
have had some fun times..... slapping one another heartily on the back
as they torture some unfortunate Prince, sharing a chuckle as they
destroy a Kingdom or two...
For those not fully aware, Wyngarde is
best remembered (apart from as Klytus!) as the King of
Austin-Powers-like Cool in the late Sixties/early Seventies, Jason
King. Outrageous is a word that cannot begin to describe
either King's wardrobe OR his facial hair.
Flash Gordon (1980) .... Klytus
Himmel, Scheich und Wolkenbruch (1979)
"Jason King" (1971) TV Series .... Jason King
"Department S" (1969) TV Series .... Jason King
Midsummer Night's Dream, A (1968/II) (TV)
Night of the Eagle (1962) .... Norman Taylor
Innocents, The (1961) .... Peter Quint
Siege of Sidney Street, The (1960) .... Peter
Alexander the Great (1956) .... Pausanias
Well, according to the Internet Movie
Database, playing Klytus seems to have
killed Wyngardes film career in a 'flash'. Ha. I prefer to think that he
retired happy in the knowledge that no better role could ever present
itself. Because the list was so short, here are some of Wyngardes' guest
appearances in popular T.V. shows:
of Sherlock Holmes, The" (1994) playing "Langdale
Pike" in episode: "Three Gables, The" (episode # 1.1)
"Doctor Who" (1963) playing "Timinov" in
episode: "Planet of Fire" (episode # 21.5) 1984
"Saint, The" (1962) playing "Turen" in
episode: "Gadic Collection, The" (episode # 6.1) 9/22/1968
"I Spy" (1965) in episode: "Let's Kill Karlovassi"
(episode # 3.1) 9/11/1967
"Avengers, The" (1961) playing "Stewart
Kirby" in episode: "Epic" 1967
"Prisoner, The" (1967) playing "Number 2" in
episode: "Checkmate" 1967
"Avengers, The" (1961) playing "John Cartney"
in episode: "Touch of Brimstone, A" 1966
"R3" (1964) playing "Dr Henri Lefebvre" in
episode: "Forum, The" (episode # 1.7) 1965
"Out of this World" (1962) playing "Captain
Barton" in episode: "Cold Equations" 1962
Also he has had a significant career as a
stage actor, but that's far too boring to look into.
This filmography was stolen from the Internet Movie Database. Click here to sue me.
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