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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.

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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 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.


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.

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