5 thoughts on “MCM: Ian Holm, Part Two

  1. “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” is not a good film, alas, but it has great costumes by James Acheson. And where else are you gonna see someone hanged in panniers???

  2. Also “Chariots of Fire”! Of the ones shown above- probably Henry V – he brings me to tears when he bucks up King Henry after the battle: “ By Jeshu, I am your majesty’s countryman, I care not
    who know it; I will confess it to all the ‘orld: I
    need not to be ashamed of your majesty, praised be
    God, so long as your majesty is an honest man.”

  3. Ma foi, look at the sheer magnificent arrogance of those moustaches! (I remain disappointed they never took Sir Ian’s take on Poirot and gave him a whole film to himself: the only character I would have been even more keen to see him play would be Renfield from DRACULA – he’d have brought the perfect blend of creepiness, madness and kindly-old-man-on-a bad-day to capture the literary character’s pathos).

  4. Henry V is your favorite Shakespeare adaption? Damn fine choice. It was my favorite for many years, but got edged out by others. Very few others of course.

    And great to see love for The Advocate (1993) and Big Night (1996). The pregnant pause scene in Big Night is one of the funniest ever.

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