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Sandraseahorse



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:31 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I'm so sorry to hear about your father.  I do hope all goes well today - you've obviously put a lot of thought and love into the occasion.

At my father's funeral we had Tennyson's "Crossing The Bar" as he was a keen sailor, but reading the Whitman I almost wish we had had this instead.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really sorry to hear about that, Dai.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad to see that Richard Griffiths has gone.

I loved Nigel Havers' story about appearing with him in Yasmin Reza's Art. During one scene a mobile phone started to ring in the audience and went on so long that Griffiths stepped to the front of the stage and addressed the culprit.

—Are you going to answer that or turn it off or something? Because some of us are acting our fucking socks off up here, and it's very annoying!
And he resumed his position and calmly asked Havers —Where were we, love?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just going to post about Richard Griffiths.  Only yesterday I was watching a DVD of "Hugo" in which he starred.

I am a bit disappointed that an actor with a career as long and versatile as his, seems to be remembered in the media as "Harry Potter's Uncle."
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rather like Alec Guinness summed up in the headline "Obi Wan Kenobi Dies"!

I think McKellen is quite unfazed by the idea of being remembered mainly as Magneto or Gandalf though.

I rather enjoyed the gentle humour/crime series Pie in the Sky actually, and not just because it had Sam Janus (now Womack) in it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was saddened by the death of director Patrick Garland.  I've seen several of the plays he directed; "Brief Lives", "Forty Years On," etc.  The husband of a friend of mine was in the musical "Billy" (based on "Billy Liar"), which he also directed.

He appears to have been a charming man and he is one of those people I wish that I had met.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BRIEF LIVES (Roy Dotrice) and FORTY YEARS ON (John Gielgud) were memorable productions.
I see that Deanna Durbin just died aged 91.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Passing of an era. So what better tribute?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn8Pua5rhj4
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see Jean Kent has died.  I remember having a discussion on this board about her role in "The Browning Version" with Mike Harvey and whether she was sexy or not (The producer of the Chichester production of this play seemed to think that she wasn't but she looked very glamorous in the photos accompanying her obituary).

I enjoyed her comment  in later years she was still available for work as long as it was mainly a sitting down role.  (I understand cameo roles in TV's "Casualty" are popular with distinguished veteran actors as they can deliver their lines while lying down on a bed).

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