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Maggie Smith: “I led a perfectly normal life until Downton Abbey”

Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham in ITV’s costume drama, talks to Mark Lawson about why her character should be killed off, forgetting which film she’s … Continue reading

06/10/2017 · 10 Comments

Film Review – Viceroy’s House: Photocopying Downton Abbey | Enough of this Tomfoolery!

With 2017 marking the 70th anniversary of Indian independence (and the creation of Pakistan as well), the release of Viceroy’s House is perfectly timed, a narration of the road to … Continue reading

03/28/2017 · 1 Comment

Archive Interview • Hugh Bonneville • 2004

FROM THE ARCHIVE Hugh Bonneville is not only a sublime actor but a charming and erudite chap with a fine line in drollery. He sounds a little wary at the start … Continue reading

11/10/2016 · Leave a comment

TV Review: Victoria (ITV) Part 1 – Aiming low to avoid disappointment | Enough of this Tomfoolery!

In my old workplace, I had a colleague who had a collection of humorous workplace maxims on his desk. One of them read: “aim low, reach your goals and avoid … Continue reading

09/04/2016 · Leave a comment

The Downfall Of Downton Abbey | Hugh’s Views & News

Nobody in the UK can have helped noticing or knowing that for the last eight weeks the final series of Downton Abbey has been screened at 9pm on a Sunday … Continue reading

11/10/2015 · 9 Comments

Great performances: Penelope Wilton in The Deep Blue Sea | Stage | The Guardian

Originally posted in The Guardian. With its mix of sensuality and intelligence, her portrayal of Hester Collyer at London’s Almeida in 1993 towers above all others. Why is Penelope Wilton not … Continue reading

05/25/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Cary Grant

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is Cary Grant’s 111th birthday.  It is no secret I love Cary Grant.  The quote on the top of my blog is from him and…

01/18/2015 · Leave a comment

Look Back At Me

Originally posted on yadadarcyyada:
Look Back. Look back at me. Have you ever thought, said, or wanted to say this as someone walked, drove, or flew away? On this Labour…

09/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • Hugh Bonneville • 2004

Hugh Bonneville is not only a sublime actor but a charming and erudite chap with a fine line in drollery. He sounds a little wary at the start of our telephone … Continue reading

03/07/2013 · 3 Comments

Quote • Hugh Bonneville • RSC

“I would still be [at the RSC] now if Adrian Noble had asked me to stay. I was in seventh heaven when I was at Stratford. I wanted to go … Continue reading

03/05/2013 · 2 Comments