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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:


Our intelligence agencies and their partners must be having one heck of a day thanks to the loose cannon occupying the White House.

[Trump] is thus the all-time record-holder of the Dunning-Kruger effect, the phenomenon in which the incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence. – “When the World is Led by a Child“, David Brooks.

Michael Kitchen cuteness from The Russia House.

(Interrogation scene filmed on location at the Palacio dos Condes Do Vimosio, Rua Ivens, Lisbon, Portugal per therussiahousescenes.blogspot.com.)

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Michael Kitchen’s first foray into the world of British intelligence 25 years ago.

I had worked with Michael before. We did a movie together called The Russia House. – John Mahoney

Pocketing a pen with typical MK finesse.

(The beautiful Bowen Island Lodge near Vancouver was the filming location for these scenes, as identified on this blog detailing all the filming locations for the film.)

diabolicalfiend replied to your post…

Just try and doubt his chair-sitting technique.  It is magnificent.

Legs crossed with hands crossed in his lap…a technique made all the more magnificent when combined with him loosening his tie.

pdx144 said: 

I watched this again last night and I think the only reason they cast him was to have someone cute for the camera to pan to. He seems to spend the entire movie leaning against walls, furniture. He even leans “cute”. Ha!

Yes, I would agree that Michael Kitchen looks good from every angle and stance in The Russia House.

steviecat123 said:

Loving today’s rear view images. I can’t decide which is cuter the pert cheeks or the alluring nape of the neck.  I know I really shouldn’t objectify him but I just can’t help myself :)).

steviecat123 said:

Ooh ladies, I’m liking this vantage point ! :)) My copy of the film is in the post, way-hay! I think there may be some fast forwarding and rewinding happening when it gets here to take advantage of optimum cuteness.



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Michael Kitchen as British intelligence officer, Clive, in The Russia House (1990)

It’s fabulous to see Michael Kitchen here, playing an administrator too inexperienced to trust the powerless veteran naysayers around him. He is perhaps given the least to do amongst all of the That Guys, but he still manages to squeak in that teeth-sucking moment of introspection thing that he will use to such great effect in virtually every episode of Foyle’s War. – smartovercoat.com