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And, of course, what follows is Michael Kitchen’s beautiful delivery of a speech that’s at once touching, romantic, and humorous.

Dominic Dromgoole wrote in The Sunday Times (Aug. 31, 2003):

Kitchen and Okonedo are two of our best actors. They managed to play a substantial story of growing love without any intense stares or moist lips or fidgety signals. There was a lone touching of the upper arm. What they played was a slow-growing spread of trust between two people, and what is love if not trust?

Me, too! Sophie Okonedo and Michael Kitchen are a dream team.

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The letter Annie Lennox received reminds me of Michael Kitchen’s infamous coffee shop encounter that was so amusingly recounted by Honeysuckle Weeks for the Daily Mail:


Michael Kitchen running on screen over the years.

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From The Guardian‘s review of Alibi:

Abbott’s skill is best demonstrated by pithy dialogue in scenes of exceptional economy. In Alibi, for example, a favourite was the brilliant cut diamond of an exchange in the latter stages of the story, between Kitchen’s Greg and his brother-in-law:








Pretty impressive stunt work if that’s Michael Kitchen rolling down the hill.

High praise for Alibi and Michael Kitchen in Sally Kinnes’s review for The Sunday Times (Aug. 24, 2003):




Greg manages to keep it together. He’s actually quite good at thinking on his feet – even when they’re bare.





Part 2 of 2. Marcey wielding the toilet tank cover cracks me up. 🙂





Michael Kitchen playing the cuckold.








Are you talking to me? 😀


Color dilemna…


I’ve seen plenty of untempting Cyber Monday offers today, but this one takes the cake. And for a DVD that’s not even HD quality:

The image quality for Alibi is disappointing: it looks more like a TV-movie from the 1980s, not 2003. While it remains watchable, the image suffers from a lot of noise and grain, and colors are off as well, looking muted and grayish. – DVD Talk

Michael Kitchen and Sophie Okonedo deserve better.






A raucous riot of a scene with Greg and Linda determined to have it out even with a door in the way. Michael Kitchen looks hilariously deranged with his face distorted by the window glass.



Showing who’s boss.






Greg’s hides his malice behind the guise of a man celebrating the closing of a profitable deal.






Michael Kitchen does wonders with the “particularly challenging” dialogue in Alibi.

For all of Foyle’s heralded qualities, it’s Greg Brentwood – sweet, vulnerable, naïve, and prone to panic attacks – whom I adore most.




Just from the beginning.





Ah, “decked”, not “dexed”. I was hoping someone would set me straight. Thanks, KT.

Remarkable how much MK curls his tongue for the word “least”.

KT said:

I thought everyone did that when they said words beginning with “l”, I certainly do. I wonder if it’s a UK/US thing or just the way different tongues are made?

Could very well be just me.


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Bewilderment, then dawning realization, and finally, angry humiliation pass over Greg’s face when Marcey exposes the depth of Linda and Martin’s betrayal.









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