Actor of stage and screen Barrie Ingham died on January 23 at his home in Florida at the age of 82.
He will best be known to animation fans as the voice of Basil in Disney’s 1986 movie The Great Mouse Detective. With his quintessential British accent and fast-paced ramblings, Ingham gave Basil such energy and charisma when lending his voice to the rodent version of Sherlock Holmes. He also provided the voice of the hiccuping drunken rat Bartholomew in the same film.
Ingham was born on February 10, 1932 in Yorkshire, England. He was a leading actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company. His other most notable works include Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), The Day of the Jackal (1973) and the title character in A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967). Ingham is survived by his wife Tarne, his four daughters and his eight grandchildren.
Edited by: Morgan Stradling