21 thoughts on “MCM: Simon Callow

  1. My favourites are Master Tilney in Shakespeare in Love, Reverend Mr Beebe in A Room With a View, His Grace of Sandringham in Outlander. His performances in all were subtle, thoughtful and memorable. I really wanted Jefferson in Paris to be Richard Cosway in Paris. Jefferson May have been a genius, but Nick Nolte portrayal was flat.
    I’m rerenting Maurice and Room.

  2. Most excellent choice! I fell in love with Simon in Four Weddings and Funeral “It’s Brigadoon! It’s Bloody Brigadoon!” and have loved him ever since.

      1. Given how dates the costumes and Hugh Grant’s hair is, you would forgiven for mistaking it for one – ;)

  3. I’ve small-talked with him at a wedding!! Absolutely lovely guy – we talked about bees and how Napoleon used them as a motif. (Yeah, I guess my small talk isn’t like most other people’s small talk….)

    1. I met him once at the stage door–not of his own play.
      He was picking up Alan Rickman after a performance of Private Lives. :D

      1. Lucky you. I’m soo jealous. In fact, I’m mint ice-cream with toppings jealous😁🍧🍧

    2. I’ve always wondered why Napoleon used Bees as his motif, unless it was sheer ego. Did you discover the reason?

      1. Bees were a roman symbol of industry and community. Also at a distance they look like Fleur-de-Lys.

  4. He has a cameo that is uncredited in Howards End, as the music appreciation lecturer. When he appeared on screen, my sis and I screamed, “Mr. Beebe!” The rest of the audience was not amused.

  5. How about his M. Andre in “Phantom of the Opera,” who together with Ciaran Hinds’s M. Firmin, made their fortune in the junk business.

    “Scrap. Metal.”

    Though he’ll always be Rev. Mr. “How do you do, come and have a bathe” Beebe to me!

  6. Mister Beebe wins for the skinny dipping scene! That costume in Shakespeare in Love is to die for, though.

  7. He’s in Derek Jarman’s “Sebastiane”, under a nom de plume, wearing an enormous fake nose. You just have to close your eyes though to know it’s him.

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