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Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: miffed 1
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Adorably miffed.

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An exaggerated wink and a heartwarming smile for a grateful little boy, followed by an eye roll for pessimistic Mr. Grimwig in this delightful scene from Oliver Twist. Love how Michael Kitchen approximates his signature knee dip while seated.

Posted on QE is a marvelous behind the scenes interview with Michael Kitchen excerpted from “Oliver Twist: The Official Companion to the ITV Drama Series”. What an absolute treat to read his thoughts on costume drama, wigs, the filming process, and his character, Mr. Brownlow.


Foyles' War: The Russian House: Michael Kitchen: hard act to follow

The officer in charge of finding a replacement DCS has yet to learn that flattery will get him nowhere with Foyle, as Michael Kitchen so eloquently indicates with a roll of his eyes followed by an exasperated sigh.

Foyles' War: The Russian House: Michael Kitchen: Four weeks.



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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.


Brimstone and Treacle: Michael Kitchen: expressive eyes 1
Brimstone and Treacle: Michael Kitchen: expressive eyes 2

Michael Kitchen works his expressive eyes.


Alibi: Michael Kitchen: Sophie Okonedo: Phyllis Logan: Linda hires Marcey 1
Alibi: Michael Kitchen: Sophie Okonedo: Phyllis Logan: Linda hires Marcey 2
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Michael Kitchen cracks me up in this scene from Alibi in which Greg tries not to have a breakdown while witnessing a potentially disastrous conversation between Marcey and Linda that’s moving faster than his drugged-out brain can keep up.  I love how Marcey always seems to be several steps ahead of Greg.


Foyle's War: Invasion: Michael Kitchen: Honeysuckle Weeks: Jay Simpson: Hollywood stars 1
Foyle's War: Invasion: Michael Kitchen: Honeysuckle Weeks: Jay Simpson: Hollywood stars 2

The King of Hollywood also crops up in this vignette from Foyle’s War: Invasion in which Sam muses about the arrival of American troops in Hastings.


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Having resigned his position on the police force, Foyle occupies himself by working on his book, The History of the Hastings Constabulary in the Wartime Years.  Sam, who has been enlisted to take dictation, doesn’t think much of the title, or subject, for that matter, while Foyle doesn’t think much of her secretarial skills.

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Foyle's War: Michael Kitchen: Casualties of War: goddaughter's visit

Foyle's War: Michael Kitchen: Casualties of War: little Jimmy 1Foyle's War: Michael Kitchen: Casualties of War: little Jimmy 2 When his wayward goddaughter shows up out of the blue on his doorstep after disappearing ten years earlier, Foyle finds himself in the unenviable position of looking after a suicidal mother and her traumatized son.  Foyle may sympathize with little Jimmy, but the child’s ordeal is no excuse for poor manners, and Foyle is not above using scare tactics to teach the child some respect.


Foyle's War: Michael Kitchen: Casualties of War: little Jimmy 3

pdx144 said: Wonder how many times MK’s sons have seen “that look”.

Along with the buildup – knee dip, then pivot.


Foyle's War: Eagle Day: Michael Kitchen: Julian Ovenden: Is there anyone else? 1
Foyle's War: Eagle Day: Michael Kitchen: Julian Ovenden: Is there anybody else? 2
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When Andrew turns the subject to romance in his dad’s life, Foyle ends their cozy chat.