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Keep Calm & Carry On--The British Are Coming!


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Next--Very much alive Knighted British (though not English) Actor, who is appears in a very popular film series and is also famous for portraying on film a legendary literary dectective.

 

Not easy--but the clues are very clear.

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Let's go back--the actor has to be British, hence the thread, and this particular knighted actor is, however, not English.

 

He has appeared in the most popular film series in movies, currently and possibly of all time, and he has appeared as a legendary police detective from literature, on the TV screen.

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That is correct Edythe...Boxing Day in Britain is the day after Christmas. They call it Boxing Day because that's when the employers give their employees the day off and give them boxes of gifts to take home....

 

Sadly, that was the day in 2004 when Sir Richard Attenborough's eldest daughter and grandaughter died during the tsunami while vacationing in Thailand....

 

Your thread...

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Hint: The leading actor went on to big roles, winning a Best Supporting Oscar, played in The Harry Potter series, and played the father of a young Brit in another popular series.

 

 

 

The backdrop used in the musical they are staging can be found at Kew Gardens just a block away from the theater.

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Hint: 1999 is the year with the (mostly) British cast of which the librettist and composer clash on their future together. The rest of the stellar cast went on to play Churchill, a henchman to a wicked queen, a Roman soldier in a popular mini-series and head of surgery in a current TV series.

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This was maybe too obscure for TCM fans. Movie was 1999's Topsy-Turvy with James Broadbent playing Wm Gilbert and Allan Corduner as Arthur Sullivan covering their collapse after Princess Ida and the meat of the movie, the staging of The Mikado. Fabulous music, acting and costuming. Someone else take the thread.

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