For which I partly have British TV to thank for, too
Yep! Granted, I love Greece to begin with and I've always wanted to see good old Empress Sisi's summer hut here on Corfu but the Durrells and the splendid camera work catching Corfu's beauty was the last nudge I needed to actually book a flight. There are (fairly ugly) memorials to Larry and Gerry in the park by the old Venetian fortress in the city, that made me smile...
The Ink thread reminded me - the BBC adaptation of 'Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell' from a couple of summers ago had Bertie Carvel and John Heffernan, along with a load of other distinguished thesps, and was excellent. For some stupid reason the BBC put it on in midsummer so it went under the radar - it really felt like an autumn / winter series. The Heff is currently playing a shady doctor in The Loch on ITV, which is OK but not amazing - like a slow, drizzly Scottish Broadchurch.
Oh, and Billy Howle - he was in this Christmas-just-gone's Agatha Christie, 'Witness for the Prosecution', and was great in the Young Vic's Life of Galileo, a really moving performance. I was wondering where I'd seen him before, then came out of the theatre and saw him on a film poster on the underground, too.
Btw, I thought George Blagden was much more impressive in The Pitchfork Disney than he comes across on TV in Versailles (where his role seems to involve a lot of wide-eyed staring into the middle distance).
I agree... if I hadn't seen Blagden in Vikings, I'd think him a terrible actor. He seems very wooden and bland as Louis XIV., in my opinion Alexander Vlahos (another fine young theatre actor) completely walks away with the show as Philippe, especially now that he got the lovely Liselotte for company.
I need to catch up with Broken and Poldark when I'm back, I'm presently sojourning in the island of Corfu. For which I partly have British TV to thank for, too...
If you're a fan of Vlahos, he's starring in Hamlet on audio soon
The same company has also recently released The Invisible Man with John Hurt (presumably one of the last things he did before he died) and Nicola Walker/Sam Troughton in The Shape of Things to come among other things. They've also got David Warner as King Lear with Louise Jameson, Finty Williams and Ray Fearon.
Jessie Buckley featuring prominently in the trailers for The Last Post - she was fab in Taboo (I still haven't got round to War and Peace - I hated the novel! - but I will now the nights are drawing in). One of the new young actors from The Ferryman, Tom Glynn-Carney, is in it too. Series 2 of Dirk Gently is starting in a couple of weeks, too - I appreciate it's probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I bloody love it!