Tag Archives: The Secret World of Michael Fry

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.


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

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. 

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.

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.


I always wondered whether he really had his ear pierced or whether it was a clever artifice of the make up artist.

It must be a stick-on or magnet earring, as there’s no trace of any piercing after this film.