Links from summit attendees to Vicar of Dibley

Links from summit attendees to Vicar of Dibley

If you watched The summityou’ll probably be surprised (as I was) to learn that one of the cast has links to The Vicar of Dibley.

53-year-old graphic designer Josh Waldhorn is the son of the late Gary Waldhorn, who played David Horton, the head of the parish council on the French sitcom Dawn.

“He was a Shakespearean actor, really, but he was known for sitcoms,” Josh told Mediaweek.

“I grew up in drama schools with all kinds of famous people. I was also acting with him, Waiting for Godot which was a very famous production.

He also played Lionel Bainbridge in the first three series of Brush strokes more The Sweeney, Brush Strokes, Hotel Babylon, French and Saunders, Softly Softly, Space: 1999, The New Avengers, Brideshead Revisited, The Professionals, Minder, Robin of Sherwood, Rumpole of the Bailey, The Bill, Heartbeat.

Gary died aged 78 in January 2022 with Josh and his family returning to the UK for a memorial attended by co-stars Dawn French and James Fleet and Four weddings and a funeral starring Richard Curtis.

When Gary died, Josh was in a “very dark place” and decided he wanted to have an “adventure.”

“One of the things I’d really like to see from this show is that I’m an inspiration to all the millions of people out there who are in a dark time in their lives,” she said.