Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Sunshine and a little more BBC talk...
I didn't realize just how gloomy it has been here until I was walking in the sunshine today. Only from the house to the car and the car to the store... but it was still nice to have the cloudy weather behind us for a day or so.
I enjoyed reading the comments from yesterday's post. They reminded me of some other surprises I've had when watching BBC shows.
For instance, anyone who loves Judi Dench in As Time Goes By and then first saw her as the new M on the James Bond movie must have had the same reaction as I did.
Huh? However, I found out her character was based on a real life head of MI5 who was a woman! It was a stretch for those of us who knew her in comedy and Period pieces but she is a great actress.
One of the funniest instances of "only slightly" recognizing an actress happened when I was watching Miss Marple with the "new" actress in the title role (Julia McKenzie).
Well, I kept looking at her and thinking how she reminds me of someone else and then it was her voice that sent me to the Google box on my laptop. That's who she is! She is the same actress who stars on Fresh Fields but she's aged a lot since the 1980s (haven't we all?). But her voice was the same!
Now, there were some of my favorite shows that I already knew where I first saw the actresses. On Rosemary & Thyme, Felicity Kendal was on Good Neighbors and Pam Ferris had been the mom on The Darling Buds of May. She also plays Sister Evangelina on Call the Midwife but I didn't recognize her at first.
Another famous actress who got her start on The Darling Buds of May? That would be Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Anyway, it is true that one CAN make a game of "what else was that actor or actress on".
My husband still sees a commercial for Blue Bloods and says, "It's Magnum!".