Monday, April 27, 2009
the top three
of all the amazing british actors to grace both stage and screen, the top three will forever be laurence olivier, ralph richardson, and john gielgud. they are all deeply delightful and very different from one another. olivier may have been the most traditionally handsome but both ralph and john can equally own one's complete attention. i adore them all.
personal favorites: olivier in 'rebecca' and the 'entertainer' and ralph in 'the heiress' and 'the fallen idol.' john gielgud is so ridiculously wonderful in his role as jeremy irons father in 'brideshead revisited' that his few scenes are worth the price of admission. that said, 'brideshead' itself is heaven.