From this tweet, a candid photo of Michael Kitchen taken in 1985.
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Michael Kitchen once rented a room in London from Carol Drinkwater, who played Helen Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small:
I wouldn’t have guessed that Michael Kitchen was such a lover of cats.
‘Tis the season…
@vizcomic I fixed Michael Kitchens phone once, and while doing so his kids saw their Xmas presents in a cupboard I had to open.—
Mike Henstridge (@Mikebikeanddad) June 11, 2011
I’ve never been one for astrology, but there just might be something in it…
The Element associated with Scorpio is Water. As opposed to the ‘roiling seas’ seen in other Water Signs, a better motto for Scorpios would be ‘still waters run deep.’ Those born under this sign are as emotional as their waterborne brethren, it’s just that they’re not as likely to show it. – astrology.com
Astrologers believe Scorpios are ruled by their desires, but that their strength is resourcefulness, and that their resourcefulness allows them to control their desires unless they have a plan to achieve them. Scorpios are analytical and meditative, and ponder data to create a realistic plan; self-deception is not something a Scorpio does. The Scorpio is secretive and intense, though their careful approach to planning and action can appear as a lack of intensity. The Scorpio is good at hiding their feelings, which can cause problems in their relationships. They do not try to please others, and do not care what the world thinks of them. – Wikipedia
Scorpio: Intrigue Them. It’s challenging to seduce secretive Scorpio, and hard to gauge their reactions. A good first move? Take their hand and trace delicate patterns on the inside of their palm, let your body do the communicating. – How to Seduce Every Zodiac Sign
Saw Michael Kitchen in Siena. Too shy to express my admiration, so just sat near him for a bit. Happy days!—
Why (@whyisthesky3) August 17, 2017
That would be me if I were so lucky. I should have chosen to vacation in Siena, despite the heat!
He’s gotten his thirty-something figure back.
Way to go, DC Circuit Court of Appeals, for ruling that suspending an EPA methane rule is “unreasonable”, “arbitrary”, and “capricious” — words that could be used to describe every action of the Trump administration. (Just what we need for dealing with North Korea.)
In his outstanding commentary for the New Yorker David Remnick writes:
For most people, the luxury of living in a relatively stable democracy is the luxury of not following politics with a nerve-racked constancy. Trump does not afford this. His Presidency has become the demoralizing daily obsession of anyone concerned with global security, the vitality of the natural world, the national health, constitutionalism, civil rights, criminal justice, a free press, science, public education, and the distinction between fact and its opposite.
Fortunately, I have a counter-obsession to help lift my spirits in these distressing times.
Upping The Anti (@uppingtheanti) January 30, 2017
Not a bad way to cap off two weeks of AP exams.
Kevin Costner, who plays Al, is an actor almost uniquely capable of upstaging through understatement. He is also one of the great gum-chewers of American cinema… – A.O. Scott, The NY Times
The American counterpart to Michael Kitchen? Can’t wait to see Hidden Figures.
First I’ve heard of Their Finest. The upcoming film adaptation sounds good. Too bad quietly devastating MK isn’t in it.
A submission from Steve Mellor to the April 2016 issue of “Old Wyves’ Tales”, the newsletter for ex-pupils and staff of Michael Kitchen’s alma mater, City Boys Grammar School Leicester:
Mention of the clock tower brings memories flooding back of the nearby men’s barbers shop – Ron’s. Used by a clique of the more fashionable pupils, therefore excluding myself, Ron used to sell a concoction for holding the most difficult quiff in place – Ron’s Pink. It was a pink-coloured cream, sold in a bottle bearing a black-and-white label bearing an image of Ron and the clock tower. Much favoured by Michael Kitchen, this cream set like concrete after application, resisting wind and any physical attempts to disturb the styling.and far more effective than greasy alternatives such as Brylcreem.
Michael Kitchen started at CBS in 1960 and “went from the 1st year to 3 alpha, ‘O’ levels in 1964 and ‘A’ levels in 1966”. – Old Wyves Tales – Volume 5
Michael Kitchen sightings in Liverpool during the filming of Foyle’s War S9:
From the Spotted section of the Liverpool Echo:
Foyle’s War actor Michael Kitchen waiting for the London train in Lime Street station
From a forum member at briskoda.net:
…early in 2014 we saw Michael Kitchen shopping in the food section of Marks & Spencer, Liverpool.
Newly listed on eBay, a gorgeous autographed candid of a very youthful Michael Kitchen in 1980.