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To ponder on whether Matthew Macfadyen

(15 Posts)
LunchpackOfNotreDame Sat 08-Aug-15 21:08:23

Could do comedy

He's sorry serious all the time. He's a brilliant dramatic actor but I can't imagine him doing comedy. His face doesn't seem to lend itself to humour.

Rhine Sat 08-Aug-15 21:12:10

Completely off topic but he was a shit Mr Darcy, Colin Firth all the way.

I'll leave your thread now..

Toffeelatteplease Sat 08-Aug-15 21:13:05

Yes he can be very funny. He played fop the Alan Davis adaption of the way we live now.

LunchpackOfNotreDame Sat 08-Aug-15 21:13:13

Oh I agree on the Darcy thing

Toffeelatteplease Sat 08-Aug-15 21:15:56

It was the writing and pace of the pride and prejudice film that let the actors down. I still remember the hand thing he did when he hand Elizabeth Bennett into the carriage. That was nicely done

Toffeelatteplease Sat 08-Aug-15 21:17:18

Andrew Davies

NormanLamont Sat 08-Aug-15 21:19:54

It would have to be very deadpan humour, naturally.

He worse some very funny disco gear in an Ashes to Ashes episode. Does that count?

JimmyChoosChimichanga Sat 08-Aug-15 21:24:02

I think he was a better Mr Darcy than Colin Firth. I thought he was excellent in Little Dorrit too. I so would!

I absolutely love him as Darcy (detest Colin Firth) but have never seen him in anything else.

Rjae Sat 08-Aug-15 21:26:07

Gorgeous in ripper street. Sorry what was the question..... blush

NormanLamont Sat 08-Aug-15 21:26:24

Memory fail - not actually disco smile

CoogerAndDark Sat 08-Aug-15 21:27:23

He does comedy extremely well in Ripper Street.

MalmseyWhine Sat 08-Aug-15 21:45:31

He was in Jeeves and Wooster in the West End last year, that was a comedy although I didn't get to see it as too bloody skint and a bit slapstick. He's also done Noel Coward.

He can do me anytime, nevermind comedy.

MummaGiles Sat 08-Aug-15 21:49:22

I saw him play Jeeves in the West End last year and he was very funny in that, in a straight man kind of way. Many different ways to be funny.

MalmseyWhine Sat 08-Aug-15 21:51:47

envy Was he gorgeous MummaGiles? Could you see his big hands and broad chest?

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