Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dickie Bow

Greetings on a Not-so Happy Humpday, Acting Fans, we may have our latest Actor's Log up (& just in time, too) but there is still a sense of loss as this weekend we had to say goodbye to an acting hero.

Richard Attenborough

We here at H&H productions remember Lord Attenborough not just for the blighted counterfeiter from 'The Great Escape' on many a hazy Bank Holiday Monday and his grandfatherly take on John Hammond in 'Jurassic Park' but also a plethora of brilliant performances stretchng all the way back his breakout turn as the psychopathic Pinkie in 'Brighton Rock',  his cowed and cowardly Billy Savage in 'Seance On A Wet Afternoon', his humourous and human take on RSM Lauderdale in 'Guns At Batasi' as well as his turn as the whippersnapper of the group in one of H&H Productions favourite features 'The League of Gentlemen'. No, not them! THIS one:

An apt demonstration of his ability to work with others that would serve him well as he took the director's chair behind the camera. The silver screen shines a little duller this week but we have these wonderful films to remember him by. Our condolences to his family and friends.
Goodnight, Dickie, don't forget to take your bow.

Christopher Haigh

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