It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to announce that David Collings has passed away at the age of 79 years old. The sad news was broken by his wife Karen Archer on twitter:
I don’t if this is the right time, maybe no such thing anymore, but I feel I should share the news, for those who knew him, that our dear David Collings, actor, husband, father, died suddenly in the early hours of this morning. Perhaps we can celebrate him properly next year …
— Karen Archer🇪🇺 (@Daisygraceful) March 23, 2020
Collings was known for his role of Daniel Clark in the UFO episode The Psychobombs as well as playing the time agent Silver in Sapphire and Steel. He was also the English voice of Monkey. he also appeared in Blake’s 7, Danger Man, The Prowler, Dark Towers, Scrooge, Z-Cars, Out of the Unknown, Sinister Street, The Bill, Boon, The Invisible Woman, The Professionals, Press Gang, and Doctor Who. He even played the Doctor in a 2003 audio drama from Big Finish – with UFO star Ed Bishop as the villain. He also portrayed Legolas in the classic BBC Radio 4 adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.