Gerry Sundquist

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Gerry Sundquist
Gerald Christopher Sundquist

6 October 1955
Chorlton, England
Died1 August 1993(1993-08-01) (aged 37)
London, England

Gerald Christopher Sundquist (6 October 1955 – 1 August 1993) was an English actor.


Early life

Sundquist was born in Chorlton and grew up there with his older brother and younger sister. He developed an interest in acting at primary school and joined the Stretford Children's Theatre while still at school St. Augustine's R.C. Grammar School in Wythenshawe.

On leaving school at 16 he worked briefly on the night shift at the Kellogg's factory in Manchester, but keen to pursue his acting career he soon moved to London.


He appeared in various film and television roles during the 1970s and early 1980s, most notably Soldier & Me, The Mallens and The Siege of Golden Hill , with guest appearances on shows such as Space: 1999 alongside Martin Landau and fellow guest star Patrick Troughton (episode "The Dorcons"). He appeared as Alan Strang in Equus at the Albery theatre in the mid-1970s.

His films included The Black Panther (1977), Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979), Passion Flower Hotel (1978), aka Boarding School, playing Fibs alongside Nastassja Kinski, whom he dated for a while, and the 1979 British disco film The Music Machine . He had a part in Youssef Chahine's acclaimed Alexandria... Why? (1978, Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear winner). He played Pip in Great Expectations (1981) and Gringoire in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982), and appeared to have a promising career, but after his appearances in The Last Days of Pompeii (1984) and the horror film Don't Open Till Christmas (1984), his career and personal life went into steep decline, with him later developing a drug problem. He played a character role in an episode of the TV police serial The Bill in 1992, his first acting role in eight years.


On 1 August 1993, Sundquist jumped under a train at Norbiton railway station in England.


1977 The Black Panther
1978 Passion Flower Hotel Frederick Irving Benjamin Sinclair
1978 Alexandria... Why? Thomas 'Tommy' Friskin
1979 Meetings with Remarkable Men Karpenko
1979 The Music Machine Gerry Pearson
1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Pierre GringoireTV movie
1984 The Last Days of Pompeii Clodius3 episodes
1984 Blind Date Subway Gang Member #3
1984 Don't Open Till Christmas Cliff Boyd

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