Well Deserved Accolade for BSG’s DocFebruary 23, 2009
Donnelly Rhodes to be honoured by his peers in the Union of BC Performers, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rhodes is well known to Battlestar Galactica fans as the gravelly voiced Doc Cottle, a medic with little tolerance for fools, but surprising compassion and fierce dedication to his patients. And of course, a cigarette hanging out of his mouth most of the time.
According to an article in the Province newspaper, “Rhodes is a household name in Canada and the U.S., having appeared in more than 100 television series, including the sitcoms Soap and Golden Girls, and the mystery Murder She Wrote in the U.S. In Vancouver he was in the long-running crime drama Da Vinci’s Inquest, and the family adventure series Danger Bay.”
Those of us who became fans of his work during the Da Vinci’s Inquest years or grew up watching him on Danger Bay, cheered to see him join the cast of BSG. His performance gives the doctor layers a lesser actor could not find, and helps to anchor a science fiction show firmly in the category of realistic drama.
Rhodes is to be honoured at a luncheon in Vancouver on February 27th.
Congratulations, Mr. Rhodes. Thank you for yet another wonderful character.