In a day that’s seen me threatened by an enormous rabid motorcyclist who would rather I squashed an innocent and utterly brainless pheasant rather than delay his journey by 10 seconds, it occurred to me that one of the best things about all this blogging malarkey is that you ‘meet’ some really interesting and lovely people. It’s true, there are plenty of wing nuts lurking in dimly lit corners of the internet as well as on the road between Withersfield and West Wickham, and a goodly number of people out to get what they can at your expense, but on the whole, I’ve found admiring Jeremy’s work has introduced me to friendly, generous, genuine folks with more than their fair share of intelligence, and I’d like to thank everyone who has so far contributed to, read and commented on this blog. It’s deeply appreciated and I’m sure if Jeremy were to know about our existence, he might allow himself to feel a little proud that he has such great fans.
So it was with pleasure that I received an email today from Lori, who very kindly took the time and trouble to get in touch to say she’d read and enjoyed the blog. Regular Jer Blog readers will remember Laura’s excellent post about Piece of Cake in which Jeremy played handsome, naive airman Fitz Fitzgerald. Lori runs a blog about Jeremy’s co-star in Piece of Cake, Richard Hope (who played Skull Skelton).
Here’s a link to Lori’s blog: A Richard Hope Acclamation. Do go and have a look around and leave Lori a comment. Lori is extremely lucky in that she is in direct contact with Richard, so she has all the latest news about his work. This is in contrast to Jeremy’s fans who employ a crack team of private detectives to try to find out what his next project might be … (I’m joking … actually, we read tea leaves).
Here is a clip from Piece of Cake, uploaded by Lori to YouTube, and which features Jeremy and Richard.
The day was further improved by Alex Sharp of Suite101 name-checking this blog’s sister site Jeremy Northam Chat and its members in her article about yesterday’s Guardian/Audible free download of Jeremy’s audiobook Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell.
If you’re a UK resident, the free download is available until September 16th by following this link: The Guardian.
In other news, this week’s Jeremy Northam Night movie is An Ideal Husband. Don’t forget to watch tomorrow night and report back!