Hywel Bennett RIP

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Re: Hywel Bennett RIP

Postby The Modernist » 03 Aug 2017, 15:45

I always really enjoyed watching him. He had that trademark mix of world weariness and insouciance that made him quite a unique screen presence. Seemed to struggle to get those career defining roles though, really deserved to be in bigger and better things.

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The Modernist wrote:I always really enjoyed watching him. He had that trademark mix of world weariness and insouciance that made him quite a unique screen presence. Seemed to struggle to get those career defining roles though, really deserved to be in bigger and better things.


Agree completely.

Loved him in Shelley - when I was 12, that was how I imagined myself turning out.
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Postby The Modernist » 03 Aug 2017, 16:33

Dr. B. Eef wrote:
The Modernist wrote:I always really enjoyed watching him. He had that trademark mix of world weariness and insouciance that made him quite a unique screen presence. Seemed to struggle to get those career defining roles though, really deserved to be in bigger and better things.


Agree completely.

Loved him in Shelley - when I was 12, that was how I imagined myself turning out.


It is how I've turned out. :?

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Postby R. Swipe » 03 Aug 2017, 16:59

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Dr. B. Eef wrote:
The Modernist wrote:I always really enjoyed watching him. He had that trademark mix of world weariness and insouciance that made him quite a unique screen presence. Seemed to struggle to get those career defining roles though, really deserved to be in bigger and better things.


Agree completely.

Loved him in Shelley - when I was 12, that was how I imagined myself turning out.


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R.I.P. :(
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Postby Belle Lettre » 03 Aug 2017, 18:09

He was suitably menacing in Karaoke. RIP :(
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Postby R. Swipe » 03 Aug 2017, 19:04

Oh - and anyone remember him in Malice Aforethought?
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 03 Aug 2017, 19:47

Dr. B. Eef wrote:Oh - and anyone remember him in Malice Aforethought?


Yes, he was proper horrible in that one.

Talking of Devon, anyone recall Endless Night (I think) with Britt Ekland (at her very sexiest) and Hayley Mills. It was a sort of weird psychological thing about building a house on cursed land. Don't remember much about it apart from every second that Britt was on screen and especially the sexy not-quite finale just before he kills her (spoiler alert).

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Postby Belle Lettre » 03 Aug 2017, 20:05

I have indeed seen Endless Night. An adaptation of a rather unusual Agatha Christie. Great stuff
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Postby Jeemo » 03 Aug 2017, 21:18

loved Endless Night. anyone else remember him in a Bonnie Tyler video lip syncing Todd Rundgren?
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Endless Night was great, though I liked it mostly because I was enamored of HM. My only "takeaway" from that film, as with other films supposed to warn you off doing bad things (More, etc.), was "wow it'd be really really cool to build a wild house in the English woods" -- not anything like don't mess with witches, drugs, etc.
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The Modernist wrote:
Dr. B. Eef wrote:
The Modernist wrote:I always really enjoyed watching him. He had that trademark mix of world weariness and insouciance that made him quite a unique screen presence. Seemed to struggle to get those career defining roles though, really deserved to be in bigger and better things.


Agree completely.

Loved him in Shelley - when I was 12, that was how I imagined myself turning out.


It is how I've turned out. :?


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Nikki Gradual wrote:
Dr. B. Eef wrote:Oh - and anyone remember him in Malice Aforethought?


Yes, he was proper horrible in that one.

Talking of Devon, anyone recall Endless Night (I think) with Britt Ekland (at her very sexiest) and Hayley Mills. It was a sort of weird psychological thing about building a house on cursed land. Don't remember much about it apart from every second that Britt was on screen and especially the sexy not-quite finale just before he kills her (spoiler alert).

If you think about it Shelley was actually a bit of a loser twat, but that charcater made being a smartarse cool and funny, and thereby was instrumental in defining what I wanted to be. I worshipped that caustic but quickwitted slacker.


Aren't you supposed to say "spoiler alert" before the spoiler ?
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NMB wrote:Aren't you supposed to say "spoiler alert" before the spoiler ?


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Postby Nick » 04 Aug 2017, 14:46

He was very good as Ricki Tarr in the original Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy too.

And yeah, I liked Shelley.
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Postby borofan » 04 Aug 2017, 16:34

Quaco wrote:Endless Night was great, though I liked it mostly because I was enamored of HM. My only "takeaway" from that film, as with other films supposed to warn you off doing bad things (More, etc.), was "wow it'd be really really cool to build a wild house in the English woods" -- not anything like don't mess with witches, drugs, etc.

Appears on a fairly regular basis on Talking Pictures TV (available on Freeview and Sky, not sure about Virgin). Was actually shown the night bafore his passing was announced.
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