Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Farewell, Lionel Jeffries.

So Screenwriter’s been a bit quiet of late. I’ve been busy at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. What’s it to you? Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans plays tomorrow (Monday) and I am very excited indeed …

Mon, Feb 22, 2010, 00:59

   

So Screenwriter’s been a bit quiet of late. I’ve been busy at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. What’s it to you? Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans plays tomorrow (Monday) and I am very excited indeed by the prospect.

On an unrelated issue, I think it behoves us to pay tribute to the great Lionel Jeffries who died a few days ago. Many of the obituaries pointed out that he directed the Railway Children, but I remember him most fondly as one of those great English comic actors always to be found lurking over Margaret Rutherford’s shoulder. Here they are in Murder Ahoy. Note also Joan Benham, who was so great as Lady Pru in Upstairs Downstairs.

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