A find via the Foyle’s War Appreciation Society and tumblr, Michael Kitchen and Joanna Lumley, the latter captured in this photo blowing a kiss with The Greatest himself, are among the celebrities in the audience at the taping of Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Hits in London on June 5, 1979.
MK at 5:03 and 14:14.
MK at 6:47, 18:22, and 20:31.
Michael Kitchen sitting with his arms crossed again next to Joanna Lumley and her son at Sotheby’s Stars Auction in 1981.
Newly listed on eBay, a newspaper/magazine clipping of Michael Kitchen as Dick Foster, who joins a biker gang in Hell’s Angel (1971), one of the episodes in the first series of BBC’s Play for Today.
Production shot of Angharad Rees and Michael Kitchen in The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Greenwich Theatre, London, 1975 (available as a greeting card at zazzle.com). More production shots can be viewed here.
The critics were not kind to this misguided adaptation of the famous novel, and unfortunately, MK was not spared. The review above is from Reuter, while the critic for The Spectator wrote:
The audience is at the disadvantage of not being shown the portrait in which the awful changes are occurring. Even more unfortunately, we are shown Dorian Gray himself, a golden-haired Adonis who is, quintessentially “a young man of extraordinary personal beauty … who looks as if he was made out of ivory and rose petals,” but who materialises in the person of Michael Kitchen, a no more than moderately well-graced lad with a dark and disconcerting Afro haircut. His entrance is preceded and accompanied by a delicate little peal of bells. Nothing spoils a tragedy so much as a sense of humour in a producer.