Oliver Tobias at Woodchester Mansion

Oliver Tobias, who played Arthur in the HTV series Arthur of the Britons will be at Woodchester Mansion on Sunday 29 August.

Poster - Tribute to Oliver TobiasOliver Tobias is described as one of the most versatile British actors and as part of a special tribute to Oliver and the HTV series 'Arthur of the Britons' events will take place in Woodchester park and the Mansion on 29 August.

The series, which was filmed in Woodchester Park - and many local people may well remember the filming when the park was not open to the public, was released recently on DVD and has created enormous interest on the internet. In a press release on this weekend’s events Wendy van der Veen, who is organising this event, writes:

“Arthur of the Britons' was made in 1972, featuring Oliver Tobias as King Arthur. A tremendously talented and versatile actor, he was the perfect candidate for the role. An accomplished horseman and swordsman, he played the role of Arthur as no one could have or has done since!

Oliver Tobias will arrive in Stroud on his famous Ducati and will be available to meet fans and friends on August 28th. A trip will lead the participants past the locations seen in the series on August 29th. Oliver Tobias will unveil a plaque dedicated to Michael Gothard, his erstwhile brother in arms “Kay”. The very talented actor sadly left us in 1992. Later in the year there will be a tree-planting ceremony.”

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