Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in attendance at "The Dazzle" tonight. One can infer that his recent ill-treatment by Natasha Rostova is responsible for his appearance in London, Found111 mirroring the Russian Winter climate. He was seated next to David Walliams, so can we deduce that he will be treating us to a display of his musket skills on the next series of Britain's Got Talent?
My niece tried to tell me it was actually the actor, James Norton, who was so good as the chain-smoking Captain Stanhope in the recent revival of "Journey's End," but I started to get crazy-eye, so she reassured me it was Bolkonsky, and that Bolkonsky is definitely a real person.
Rory Kinnear held the door open for me at Wonder.Land tonight. I was very cool.
Were you both leaving early ??
Ha! On the way in, alas. I think he was actually holding the door open for his partner but my usual impatience with people who walk too slowly meant I'd scuttled ahead of her. They were both looking rather attractive.
I don't think I ever did get to see Alan Rickman in a theatre audience, but he did sit in the row behind me (with Juliet Stevenson) at the NFT at the premiere of "Truly Madly Deeply" - then still called "Cello". However, at the time I was very much in my Michael Maloney phase, so was much more excited about seeing him. I don't even want to think about how many years ago that was...