Why didn’t any of my teachers look (and talk) like Michael Kitchen in The Browning Version?
It’s a lovely thought, but I’m sure I’d have been so mesmerised by all that charm that I wouldn’t have learned a thing. Wouldn’t have minded being Teacher’s pet, though. – anonymous
What better way to introduce the character of DCS Christopher Foyle than with closeup after closeup of Michael Kitchen’s gorgeously disgruntled face, that of a resolute man seething at having his request for a transfer to the War Office denied yet again.
Foyle requires an explanation from his friend, Stephen Beck.
Pop Culture Comfort Food You Can Turn to When You Need a Break From President Trump (Slate.com):
This very British series is a police procedural set in Hastings, England, during World War II. But it’s also about Christopher Foyle (played by the great Michael Kitchen), a good cop and a great man, who always manages to do the right thing, even when bending the rules might seem like the expedient thing to do. A prolonged ode to integrity seems like it might be useful viewing these days.
Foyle gradually gets around to telling Tom the truth behind his mother’s disappearance.
Michael Kitchen in The Justice Game (1989)
Series 1 and 2 DVD out on Oct. 10, 2016 and available for pre-order on Amazon UK.
Not my type of show at all, but the MK snippets make it well worth the investment.
Mr. Kitchen is possibly the eighth wonder of the world. Never flashy … but nevertheless the center of every frame in which he appears. – hikari
From John Powers’s review of Foyle’s War on NPR:
What makes the whole thing irresistible is Michael Kitchen’s enthralling performance as Foyle, who, in his reticence, sly humor and triumphant decency, is our fantasy of the ideal Englishman.
Foyle, the master of brevity, knows when he’s said enough to bring the guilty party to his knees.
And Michael Kitchen knows how to use his incomparable mouth shrug and eyes to maximum effect.
Casually easy on the eyes.