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‘Tis the season…


That would be me if I were so lucky. I should have chosen to vacation in Siena, despite the heat!

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Michael Kitchen, Rowena Miller/Kitchen, and their son, Jack, attend Tom Stoppard’s birthday party at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London on July 1.

He’s gotten his thirty-something figure back.

Michael Kitchen and his wife were also photographed together at the 1994 BAFTA Awards where he was a best actor nominee for To Play the King.

Actors have to learn to ‘listen’ so the appropriate emotions and reactions pass over their face.  – Rowena Kitchen in By the Dart

I’d say her husband has mastered that skill.

anonymous said:

I read RK’s article in “By the Dart”and it touched my heart!The loneliness,the fear of ageing,the different hobbies in a family which sometimes reflect a deeper antithesis between the members of a family and above all the desperate need to fight them,all given with her dry sense of humour!Perfect!Thank you for posting the link!

Glad you enjoyed it.  Perhaps you should post your comments under her column as I’m sure she’d be delighted to read them.

anonymous said:

Just curious, but are there any photos or info at all on Mr. & Mrs. Kitchen’s younger son. It’s well known that the elder son,Jack, is an aspiring musician, but as far as I can determine, not so much as a peep concerning son #2. Doubtless he has inherited his father’s DNA when it comes to publicity. If anyone knows anything about him, please share.

I’ve been curious as well.  Indeed, public info on Jamie Kitchen is scant, but he did graduate only recently (from an independent secondary school), so he’s still quite young to be making his own mark.

wolseley37 said:

He attended HW’s wedding with his Dad, and there was a magazine photo of the two of them.

Many thanks, wolseley37!  Here’s the Tatler spread from October 2007.

HW, incidentally, was photographed earlier today attending the Park Theatre gala along with some other acting luminaries.

Very much appreciate your note and kind words, anonymous.  With regard to the photo you mentioned, I am aware of it, but I hope you understand why I won’t be posting it on this blog.

anonymous asked:

Where and when was MK married? I looked on Ancestry to find out but there is no record of a Michael Kitchen marrying anyone nor a Rowena Miller.

All I know is that the IMDB page for Michael Kitchen describes him as being married to Rowena Miller since 1988. 

Just noticed that Rowena Kitchen’s bio is now available on the website of her literary agent, as she is currently writing her first novel.

My Passion – Michael Kitchen

Add sailing to Michael Kitchen’s hobbies.  His yacht is moored in Poole Marina. A member of this football forum actually saw MK “at the self-service checkout of B&Q in Poole”. Thank you to dancesabove for sharing this splendid interview from 2008 with accompanying photo of MK and his son, Jack.

anonymous asked:

What is michaels wife like..? What does she do?

You can learn more about Rowena Kitchen’s activities as a writer/columnist via this thread on QE.  I only perused a couple of her columns in By the Dart, but pdx144 has very helpfully pointed out this amusing excerpt from the Aug. 2012 piece:

Apparently swans mate for life. This may be a case of not having another option as you rarely see a big bunch of swans hanging around the water cooler.  Once they have paired off, with giddy haste at finding another swan at all, the hissing and wing beating begins soon after as familiarity brings the ubiquitous contempt and they loathe the sight of each other.  Still, stuck together they are, so they get on with it through gritted bill and sheer determination not to let the legend down.

As the years move forward we do not remain the same person but grow and change with circumstance and age. This means that our other swan may not always be as thrilled with us as they once were and vice versa.

There is not a person in the land who has not imagined a large weight falling out of the sky, à la Tom and Jerry, to render their partner flat as a pancake.  This is a normal occurrence and should be embraced, as it is a cartoon fantasy and not a reality, which of course would be far messier with much worse consequences.

The soaring divorce rate is not as shocking as it seems.  People got fed up with each other long before such statistics were published regularly but they tried harder or led separate lives without separating.

We could examine today’s discontent by looking at the role of women in the work place and their increasing financial independence and therefore freedom since the First World War but that would take a book.

It seems the limited attention span of couples today leads to temper tantrums and storming out to start again with someone else, where once the honeymoon period is over, the same thing will happen all over again.  Staying power is not considered an attribute anymore.

There is nothing wrong with working at something.  In the vows of for better or worse etc, we do kind of promise to give it a good go and not fall at the first fence.  However this does not mean that you are not allowed to change or grow or become something other than what was on your CV before.

The photos below were taken when she participated in the episodic radio play, Middle Ditch, about village life in Dorset.


anonymous asked:

How old are MK’s sons?

According to this TV Times article, MK’s older son, Jack, was born in October 1988, which would make him 24 now.  His other son, Jamie, is just over 6 years younger. Both are mentioned in the following quote reflecting MK’s dry wit:

“Fitted is now in his GCSE year, and Farmhouse is currently in second-year prep.”  Radio Times, Oct. 2004

bplutchak said:

For the longest time I didn’t get the fitted kitchen joke. I live in Wisconsin, where farms that have been around for 100 years get a plack from the governor. When houses always come with “fitted” kitchens we don’t need a special word for them.

You’re not the only one.  I didn’t get it until I saw the quote referenced on the tv.com site.  (Incidentally, your state rep and former VP nominee was sitting a few rows in front of me on the plane earlier this week. Unfortunately, not the brush with fame I dream of… )

The finest father and son pair to grace the screen, IMO.  I like that while the merits of fly fishing may forever be a point of contention between Foyle and Andrew, the activity is nevertheless one over which they share a special bond.  Reminds me of this TV Times interview from the early 90’s in which Michael Kitchen spoke of fishing with his own son, 5-year-old Jack:

“Wonderful weather, beautiful river and a bit of Sunday fishing with the boy,” Michael says with a smile. “We caught nothing, but it couldn’t have mattered less.”

anonymous said:

I just love those fishing scenes with CF and his son. There’s real warmth between them. That human side of Foyle was missing in the last series, and he came across as a rather cold, isolated man. I want to see his lighter side with some personal background, which is what made the first series of FW so memorable. Thanks for updating the marvellous pics from The German Woman. ****