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Re: which role that sir MP played , is your favorite ?? by mrsthing on 22 May 2008 2:03pm
 
This may sound strange, but I thought he was absolutely amazing in "Brazil". Not having seen much of his non-Python stuff, I had no idea he could act that well. (Mrs. Thing blushes deeply.) It wasn't a big role, but he did it so well!

As for Python roles, hmmm...Mr. Pither comes to mind--that's a little gem of an episode. Oh--of course! Pilate! Gawd, he was wonderful!! In his diaries, he said that during the "Don't laugh at 'Biggus Dickus'" scene, he "corpsed" John so well John couldn't speak for nearly a minute! I always lose my breath laughing at that scene.
 
Re: which role that sir MP played , is your favorite ?? by Bunniegirl1979 on 22 May 2008 3:02pm
 
Jim Nelson in GBH.
 
Re: which role that sir MP played , is your favorite ?? by geordiegirl on 22 May 2008 4:43pm
 
'real' acting: Jim Nelson, GBH, no question. (I have a theory it was written exactly for him - the political opinions, the decent, nice-guy-ness (sorry mr.P.) - even the happy marriage with 3 children. And I think too Sally he hooked up with Robert Lindsay for something else later.)

Python role? Pontius Pilate. Often visit English country churches, sometimes there are mediaeval stone representations of Pilate. Can't stop myself reciting 'People of Jewusalem! Wome is your fwiend' (etc)

(Lovely topic,Vibhas!
Linda
 
Re: which role that sir MP played , is your favorite ?? by fairygirl48 on 22 May 2008 7:20pm
 
Another vote for Jim Nelson in GBH. Remember his speech in the last episode? It sounded so much like something Michael would have written that I've no doubt Alan Bleasdale had him in mind as he wrote it.

As for Python roles, I'm torn between adorable Sir Galahad and deliciously fiendish Cardinal Ximinez of the Spanish Inquisition. "Poke her with the soft cushions!"

Ooooh, Brazil. Love that movie. Jack Lint is the most charming torturer I've seen on film.
 
Re: which role that sir MP played , is your favorite ?? by geordiegirl on 22 May 2008 8:00pm
 
Oh YES that last big speech of his in GBH...at the time it so summed up what I felt & believed I remember justifying it quite passionately (as if it were real!) to friends who were more of the Michael-Murray persuasion. I suppose that's a measure of how effective it was and how good the whole thing...we had to have regular GBH conversations.

Alan Bleasedale hit many nails on many heads in that series: almost-best thing HE'S done.
 
Re: which role that sir MP played , is your favorite ?? by tucsonmike on 22 May 2008 8:47pm
 
Also as Pilate... Wememba wome is yaw fwiend.
 
Re: which role that sir MP played , is your favorite ?? by mrsthing on 22 May 2008 9:42pm
 
"by the way ... what about the one in which he recites the instructions fo using the holy bomb"

Brother Maynard's brother--yes, that was great!

And pardon my ignorance (Mrs. Thing pucenes), but what is GBH?
 
Re: which role that sir MP played , is your favorite ?? by Bunniegirl1979 on 22 May 2008 10:16pm
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DtWakx0GDw

 
Re: which role that sir MP played , is your favorite ?? by Lady April on 23 May 2008 12:02am
 
Besides that Jack Lint can torture me any day of the week I like Scott of the Antarctic. That sketch, especially Michael and Carol, crack me up STILL!!!
 
Re: which role that sir MP played , is your favorite ?? by Palin_Lover on 23 May 2008 12:26am
 
Oh, it is much too hard to choose!! I love the Spanish Inquisition guy, and Pontius Pilate, and Mr. Pither, and the father of that prince in Holy Grail ("she's got huge...tracks of land!"). There are just so many roles that he played well. Ooh, he also did Eric Olthwaite quite well in "Ripping Yarns".
 
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