Jeremy Northam fans rock, it’s official

9 Sep

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!

henrysmummy2003

8 Responses to “Jeremy Northam fans rock, it’s official”

  1. LauraP September 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    Lovely post, Gill. 🙂

    At the risk of repeating myself, I’ll say that Jeremy Northam has the nicest, classiest, most intelligent and fun fans around. (Makes sense, since those adjectives also describe the man himself!)

    I’ve already checked out Lori’s Richard Hope site and can report that she’s done a great job. It’s a very informative place to visit! I look forward to digging around some more on the site and catching up with more of Richard’s work.

    Finally, let me add that Skull got some of Piece of Cake’s best lines: “Are you thinking of starting a greengrocer’s, young Fitz?” Lemons or melons, indeed!

    • henrysmummy2003 September 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

      Thanks Laura 🙂 It’s true, you girls are the best because Mr N is the best. Loveliness all round…aw! xx

  2. Gayle Cooley September 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    Wonderful post Gill, loved the following especially
    “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).”

    Ain’t that the truth!!!

    I had a peek at Lori’s site and it;s very well done, and how lucky for her to have input from Richard himself. Oh that we could be so lucky!

    • henrysmummy2003 September 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

      Thanks darlin’ 🙂 Things are as they are, and I’m happy with me tea leaves! x

  3. Lori September 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    Thank you so much for the kind words, ladies. As all of you can attest to, it’s hard work to keep up with and catalog the many works of an actor, but so worth it when you can bring their works to the attention of other admirers.

    Richard is very sweet, kind, patient, and long-suffering….good thing he has a sense of humor!

    • henrysmummy2003 September 10, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

      You’re very welcome, Lori, it’s lovely to meet you! And how good to hear what a nice man Richard is. 🙂 Well done on your blog and I wish you (and Richard) continued success with it. We’ll be sure to keep checking back to see what Richard has been doing (and do keep me posted as well).

  4. Martina September 11, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    Thanks to all who take their time to create those nice and respectful blogs, chats and sites about capable and highly gifted artists like Jeremy and Richard! The library-scene is one of the deepliest moving scenes and one of the wittiest and lovliest dialogues between to actors I´ve ever seen. Especially when you consider the further sepuel of this sad and touching but oh so true film.
    It`s always a great pleasure for us ‘lurkers’ (*)to read, see and comment the writing, thoughts and provided articles or pics, so again, thank you all!
    (*in my case I feel quite contented with it)

    • henrysmummy2003 September 11, 2010 at 9:53 am #

      Thank you Martina 🙂 You’re very welcome, and I’m so glad you enjoy the sites. x

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