#Let’s talk for a moment about this incredible actress Phyllis Logan and her character Mrs. Elsie Hughes now Mrs. Carson #This scene lasts a few seconds (exactly two seconds in the ep) #And in these two seconds the expressions and emotions that she communicates to us are: #1 happiness for the fact that what she said is important to him #2 understand the depth of the moment and that will be a unique and rare situation among them #3 the realization that this will probably be the last time that she can talk to him so freely #4 the sadness that appears in her eyes and in her smile at the realization that she is going to lose him. #All of this in a two seconds scene #And you know that she is great #Phyllis Logan is one hell of an actress #one of the best *drop the mic*
Phyllis with Violin (1915). James McBey (British, 1883-1959). Oil on canvas. Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.
McBey was commissioned to paint this portrait of the young violinist Phyllis Allan (later Lady Langley-Taylor). She was captivated by the artist and for several years sent him publicity photographs of herself and programmes of her performances. Although McBey did not have an ear for music, the technical aspects of stringed instruments fascinated him.