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4/13/2005 07:03:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon

April 13, 2005 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
Actor John Bennett passed away on April 11, 2005; he was 76. Bennett played General Finch in the Jon Pertwee serial "Invasion of the Dinosaurs," but was perhaps best known to Doctor Who fans for his role as Li H'sen Chang, servant of the god Weng-Chiang, in "The Talons of Weng Chiang" opposite Tom Baker. Bennett was a popular guest actor whose many series appearances including "Z Cars," "Casualty," "Softly Softly," "Survivors," "The Saint," "The Avengers," "Dixon of Dock Green" and "Blake's 7" as well as many film roles spanning nearly five decades. (Thanks to Neil Marsh)