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RIP – Edward Hardwicke

Just learnt of the death of the actor Edward Hardwicke. I only mention it because of a personal recollection I have from many years ago when as a schoolboy I met the cast of Sherlock Holmes, filming for the TV series near to where I lived. Both Edward Hardwicke and the late Jeremy Brett both posed for photographs and gave autographs to myself and several friends. I remember that they were both extremely friendly and good humoured and weren’t annoyed in the least by a load of kids asking questions and generally getting in the way, probably not something that could be said of many ‘celebrities’. I’ll try and dig out the old photos and post them up.

Jeremy Brett was personally my favourite portrayal of Sherlock Holmes (maybe not textbook, but who cares!) and Edward Hardwicke made and excellent Watson.  Brett died several years ago and was a very sad loss to acting, likewise I’m sure Hardwicke will also be greatly missed.

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Golden Global Meltdown – Mark Kermode and ‘ How to Train Your Dragon’

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Mark Kermode sums up some of the bizarre decisions made in the nomination of this year’s Golden Globes in the video below.

For me there’s another glaring omission/mistake. How could the soundtrack to ‘How to Train Your Dragon‘ have been overlooked for Best Original Score? The music for this film is fantastic; moving, energetic, exciting and original. John Powell excels himself with one of the best film scores I’ve heard in years.

 

It compliments the film perfectly and is everything a brilliant movie soundtrack should be. Completely incredible. Just hope the Oscars rectify this injustice!
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PS. I also think HTTYD should have been in the running for Best Film, but that’s just me.

 

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Rory Bremner does Gordon Brown as Mika’s Grace Kelly

A couple of recent videos from Bremner, Bird and Fortune (The Last Show Before the Recovery) and The Daily Show, both hilarious. But what does it say about politics in this country when our Prime Minister is ridiculed and derided mercilessly both at home and abroad, and how much longer can he go on like this?

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