Townsend goes over the books upon starting his new job as land agent.
Rare to feel sorry for the tax collector, but like Captain Townsend, the I.R.S will soon face a monumental task in implementing and enforcing misguided policies stemming from the ruling party’s unbelievable greed and utter disregard for the welfare of the less fortunate.
The preacher belabors a point for the benefit of Townsend.
Paul McGann at Belfast Film Comic Con talking Night of the Doctor, Yeti, Peter Capaldi and more
HEY, This video starts with McGann admiring MICHAEL KITCHEN in The Hanging Gale.
How neat to know that the glass filled to the brim was MK’s idea.
My top 20 Michael Kitchen roles:
18. Captain William Townsend in The Hanging Gale (1995)
A conflicted character skillfully portrayed by MK.
…the selfless man with his hands tied; the sad man nobody can reach.
– Times; London; Jun 5, 1995; Lynne Truss
Michael Kitchen as Captain William Townsend, an archetype of the British land agents working in Ireland during the 19th century. (A dispute between one such land agent, Charles Boycott, and the Irish Land League made “boycott” part of the English langage in 1880.)
With his top hat and gray mare, Captain Townsend presents an imposing figure in the impoverished Irish countryside.