Saturday, February 6, 2010

THE HAT SQUAD: IAN CARMICHAEL

Ian Carmichael has passed away at the age of 89. His work on stage and in the movies was mostly in light comedies, with his best known film probably being "I'm All Right, Jack" with Peter Sellers and Terry-Thomas.

But for the TV Universe, he endeared himself over here in America with his portrayal of Dorothy L. Sayers' detective Lord Peter Wimsey. And he was playing Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster long before Hugh Laurie did. (Laurie's version must thus be relegated to the remakes dimension, as would Edward Petherbridge's portrayal of Lord Wimsey.)

Both Wooster and Wimsey play roles in the Wold Newton Universe; and although Toobworld isn't associated with those research endeavors, at least in the TV Universe we might make the claim that the two men could be related due to their similarity in appearance.


Here's a sampling of Lord Peter Wimsey putting his deductive powers to work. I believe this is from "The Unpleasantness At The Belladonna Club"......



Good night, Mr. Carmichael, and may God bless.

BCnU.....

1 comment:

Paul D. Brazill said...

Top man and great clip. School For Scoundrls is a gem too.