“When I was about 25 years old, I worked with two very good actors. The encounters were brief, but I’ve remembered them both with great admiration. Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton both embodied qualities which one is fogyishly tempted to look at with nostalgia. Along with very considerable talent, they had elegance, glamor, wit, kindness and decency.
I didn’t know at the time that they were married or that they had a son of about 10 who was quietly gestating all the same attributes. And now, 30 years later, the boy has been let loose. He has taken the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.
His parents’ qualities are on rampant display. It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it.
He must be stopped.” -Colin Firth
Happy Birthday, Benedict Cumberbatch ♡ ~ July 19, 2014
Thank you for all your brilliant work on screen and the lovely person you are off screen.
Terence Bayler -The Bloody Baron08/02/16 Alan Rickman - Professor Snape01/14/16 Rik Mayal- Peeves(who never saw the light of day on screen) 06/09/14 Dave Legeno - Fenrir Greyback 07/06/14 Roger Lloyd-Pack - Barty Crouch Sr.01/15/14 Jimmy Gardner - Ernie Prang05/03/10 Richard Griffiths - Uncle Vernon03/28/13 Timothy Bateson - Kreacher (5th film)-09/16/09 Peter Cartwright- Elphias Doge (5th film)-11/13/13 David Rydall- Elphias Doge (7th film)-12/25/14 Eric Skyes- Frank Byrce -07/04/12 Robert Knox - Marcus Belby05/24/08 Richard Harris - Professor Dumbledore (Films 1&2) 10/25/02
Margery Mason - Honeydukes Express Lady (4th Film) 01/26/14 Derek Deadman - Tom, Landlord of The Leaky Cauldron (1st film) 12/22/14 Elizabeth Spriggs - The fat lady (1st film) 07/02/08 Sheila Allen - Unidentified ministry witch (4th film) 10/13/11 Christopher Whittingham - Ministry wizard (4th film) 08/08/12 Alfred Burke - Armando Dippet (2nd film) 02/16/11 John Hurt - Garrick Ollivander (1st film & DH part 1 and 2) 01-27-17 Sam Beazley - Professor Everard (Order of the Phoenix) 06-22-17 Robert Hardy - Cornelius Fudge (All movies, mentioned or seen)08-03-17
“You’re so method that, when you take on a con, you become that guy. I mean, look at you. You have become this fine, upstanding citizen, who all he wants to do is marry the redheaded lady detective and settle down. You are not that guy.”
Serena Williams | The Meaning of Serena Williams, photographed by Christopher Griffith for New York Times: US Open 2015 Issue (x)
‘‘We have to be thankful, and we also have to be positive about it so the next black person can be No. 1 on that list,’’ she told me. ‘‘Maybe it was not meant to be me. Maybe it’s meant to be the next person to be amazing, and I’m just opening the door. Zina Garrison, Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe and Venus opened so many doors for me. I’m just opening the next door for the next person.’’