Tag Archives: The Last Contract

Latest study finds that several cups of coffee
each day is good for one’s health.

The Russia House: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee

Foyle's War: High Castle: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: drinking coffee 1The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: drinking coffee 2
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: drinking coffee 3The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: drinking coffee 4

The letter Annie Lennox received reminds me of Michael Kitchen’s infamous coffee shop encounter that was so amusingly recounted by Honeysuckle Weeks for the Daily Mail:

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In the night shadows.



An interesting NYTimes article on the 30th anniversary this Sunday of the assassination of Olof Palme. No mention of a handsome hired British hitman. 🙄


Looks like there’s going to be some intense bidding for this rare item on eBay. Too rich for my blood.


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen aiming gun
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen extreme closeup
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: closeup over gun barrel
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen shooting gun

Killer focus.

From a forum discussion on the best fictional assassin:


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: chess piece
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen smiling at bar
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: viewing microfilm 1
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: viewing microfilm 2
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: on street

Filmed within a year of Reckless and Mrs. Dalloway, Michael Kitchen’s role as John Gales alias Ray Lambert couldn’t be more different from Richard Crane and Peter Walsh.


Michael Kitchen: The Last Contract: head turn


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: montage

My top 20 Michael Kitchen roles:

12.  John Gales alias Ray Lambert, the assassin in The Last Contract (1998)

Smooth and sexy as a coldly proficient hired killer.


A Michael Kitchen vine, because I love the backdrop and the way he says his lines here.  A music video,

because I have a weakness for “Ave Maria” and the coldly intelligent, lethal hitman played by MK.

dancesabove said:

He is incredibly gorgeous in this movie… but I do miss the warmth one often sees in Mr Foyle’s eyes. Impressive vid, KF!

That’s why I’m usually not a big fan of MK’s bad guy roles, but in The Last Contract, I see his lack of warmth as a necessary part of doing his job well rather than a sign of a depraved mind, so I don’t really miss his softer side. This is the character that conjures up James Bond for me. Thanks to you and others for your kind comments.


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen kiss 1
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen kiss 2

King Lear: Michael Kitchen: being kissed 1King Lear: Michael Kitchen: being kissed 2
King Lear: Michael Kitchen: being kissed 3King Lear: Michael Kitchen: being kissed 4

During these lip-locks from The Last Contract and King Lear, the continued scheming of Michael Kitchen’s characters goes unnoticed by the smitten women who are understandably focused on the task at hand.


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: cold professionalism

In The Last Contract Michael Kitchen excels in exuding the ice-cold professionalism of a high-end hired assassin.

Hard to believe this is the same man behind the scenes!


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen tightening gun parts
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: chess move

Whenever I see a close-up of Michael Kitchen’s hands, I’m reminded of Honeysuckle Weeks raving about his piano and guitar playing skills in this article.  This is the aforementioned post in which I was originally going to lament that, aside from a couple of scenes in Oliver Twist, we’ve never had the privilege of witnessing MK’s musical talents. So happy he decided to give us another peek this week!


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: closeup

Michael Kitchen

The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: aiming rifle

in Sista kontraktet/The Last Contract (1998)

The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen reading fax
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: walking on balcony with view


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: filmed interview 1The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: filmed interview 2
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: filmed interview 3The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: filmed interview 4
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: filmed interview 5The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: filmed interview 6
The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: filmed interview 7The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen: filmed interview 8

Rare filmed interview of Michael Kitchen on the Cape Town set of Sista kontraktet/The Last Contract.


Michael Kitchen has nice handwriting.