The fight scene from Reckless.
A publicity still for Reckless that was shown during Russell Baker’s introduction to the mini-series when it aired on Masterpiece Theatre. I do miss those prologues and afterwords by Alistair Cooke and Russell Baker, which as MK himself has noted, added wonderful depth to the programming.
Anna and Leni obviously know the best place to put their hands. (Francesca Annis and Polly Walker are two lucky actresses!) In both scenes Michael Kitchen’s character accepts the fawning attention of the female character with such nonchalance — being irresistible is just a matter of course for him!
Michael Kitchen demonstrating his talent for physical comedy.
You always make me want to watch things again. I’ve got King Lear sitting here waiting for me and definitely need to pull out Reckless. I’m thinking we’ll probably never see him do major things like Reckless again. Seems he’s only doing minor things, aside from FW, since Mobile. So glad we have this great old stuff to keep watching!
Yes, sadly, it does seem his career is winding down. I’m ever so grateful he did Reckless, which to me was an ideal showcase for his versatility as an actor.