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Two of these actors are currently appearing in the blockbuster film I saw today. Sadly, Michael Kitchen isn’t one of them.

Wonder Woman is seriously good entertainment.

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Newly listed on eBay, a gorgeous autographed candid of a very youthful Michael Kitchen in 1980.


The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen in flashy vest

Sporting a considerably flashier waistcoat than we’re used to seeing on him, Michael Kitchen plays hilariously against type in The Secret World of Michael Fry. 


The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: So what exactly is your problem?

Unlike the other two Paul Abbott films Michael Kitchen has done, he barely appears in this one as Herbie, a character as seedy as they come, but far from the cold-hearted villains so common on MK’s resume.  Here Herbie pushes Donna, one of his best employees, to leave the business and make a better life for herself by accepting Fry’s marriage proposal.


The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: raid 1The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: raid 2
The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: raid 3
The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: raid 4
The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: raid 5The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: raid 6

Under orders from his boss, the eponymous town planning officer in The Secret World of Michael Fry (2000) shuts down the internet porn business run by Herbie (Michael Kitchen wearing an earring!).  When Fry insists that Herbie was booted out of the building for violating the fire code, Herbie is incredulous at his naïveté.

The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: venting about raid 1
The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: venting about raid 2
The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: venting about raid 3The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: venting about raid 4
The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: venting about raid 5
The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: venting about raid 6The Secret World of Michael Fry: Michael Kitchen: venting about raid 7

The reviewer for The Mirror wrote:

[Herbie] was a real shock to the system since he was played by Michael Kitchen who a couple of days earlier was seen as the loving dad in The Railway Children.

Typecast, schmypecast. 🙂