Richard Vernon was a distinguished British actor known for his contributions to film, television, and theater. He had a prolific career spanning several decades. Vernon appeared in various roles across different genres, showcasing his versatility and talent. While perhaps best known for his role as Slartibartfast in the original television adaptation of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," his career encompassed numerous other productions. His performances in both classical theater and modern works solidified him as a respected figure in the British entertainment industry. Vernon's contributions to acting continue to be remembered and appreciated by audiences worldwide.