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Why is Paul Kaye suddenly all over my TV again.

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PerspicaciaTick Sat 27-Jun-15 12:20:54

I've been watching catch up and the last 3 programmes have all starred Paul Kaye:
Mr Norrell and Jonathan Strange - wild eyed prophet.
The Interceptor - wild eyed killer.
Suntrap - wild eyed, Spanish Freddy Mercury tribute act.

He seems to be what programme makers are looking for.

limitedperiodonly Sat 27-Jun-15 12:27:03

He's in Game of Thrones too.

But if current trends continue, by 2020 97 per cent of the population of the UK will have been in GoT.

I'm expecting my call up any day now.

PerspicaciaTick Sat 27-Jun-15 12:33:37

I don't watch GoT blush, but let me know when you get your call and I'll subscribe specially.

tyto Sat 27-Jun-15 12:34:52

Bring back Dennis Pennis.

Cheesymonster Sat 27-Jun-15 12:37:56

He is in Humans too.

SerJorahsSecondChoice Sat 27-Jun-15 13:15:12

And Lillyhammer

PerspicaciaTick Sat 27-Jun-15 13:19:55

Obviously some plot to takeover TV. Very sinister.

onedogatoddlerandababy Sat 27-Jun-15 13:48:46

grin DP and I were saying the very same thing last Sunday!

Sparklingbrook Sat 27-Jun-15 14:02:49

OMG do not bring back Dennis Pennis. <cringe>

PerspicaciaTick Sat 27-Jun-15 14:25:14

Prepare to weep with vicarious embarrassment.

Sparklingbrook Sat 27-Jun-15 14:27:12

If that's the Steve Martin one I ain't clicking. grin

PerspicaciaTick Sat 27-Jun-15 14:31:30

It's a compilation of "best" bits. Have to admit I couldn't watch it myself.

Archer26 Sat 27-Jun-15 14:33:09

Me and DH had this conversation last week too after we saw him in humans and the interceptor. But as neither of us can ever remember his real name we just say 'huh, Dennis pennies'.

I didn't know he was in GoT! Who does he play?

issynoho Sat 27-Jun-15 14:33:58

I don't know why he's everywhere but I'm glad he is. He's of my favourite actors. Love it when he pops up in stuff, although he is becoming a bit of a go to guy for crazies.

He's apparently good friends with Bertie Carvel, who is also in lots of stuff at the moment. They met when they were both in the original cast of Matilda.

PerspicaciaTick Sat 27-Jun-15 14:47:19

He is always very entertaining to watch except Dennis.

issynoho Sat 27-Jun-15 14:52:56

He did a character called Mike Strutter in MTV series. That is deeply uncomfortable to watch, although pretty funny in parts.

I loved him as the boyfriend of the primary teacher in Pulling.

Gonna check some programmes listed upthread that I didn't know he'd done.

INeedSomeHelp Sat 27-Jun-15 14:57:10

I loved him in Two Thousand Acres of Sky but he wasn't a wild eyed crazy in that.

gaggiagirl Sat 27-Jun-15 14:59:23

I really like him. Do you remember him as romantic lead in that drama on a remote Scottish island with Michelle Collins? That was lovely Sunday night telly.

gaggiagirl Sat 27-Jun-15 15:04:36

Cross post!

PerspicaciaTick Sat 27-Jun-15 15:05:46

I never understood why Michelle Collins character couldn't see how fab and into her Paul Kaye's character was. I remember being very cross about that.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 27-Jun-15 16:00:35

Oooh love Paul Kaye smile

DH watches 'Humans' so I might have a nosey at that

And "A Child's Christmases in Wales" he was the no-good uncle (probably a bit of a wild-eyed crazy in that? )

limitedperiodonly Sat 27-Jun-15 16:02:13

He's Thoros*Archer26*.

In real life he's physically attractive - he looks a bit like a skinnier, nerdier Ralph Fiennes.

He has a very attractive personality too - clever and quick-witted but not clever-dickish.

He also said he deeply regretted that Steve Martin encounter as Dennis Pennis.

He said he had to think of things on the spur of the moment and said something like: 'Hey Steve, you used to be funny. What happened?'

As soon as he said it, Steve Martin's face crumbled and he thought: 'Oh shit! What have I done?'

It turned out Steve Martin was going through several personal crises at the time, which made Paul Kaye feel even worse. Especially because he thought Steve Martin was head and shoulders above him and really admired him.

The Dennis Pennis treatment did work on a few people though grin.

I'm not his agent or his pimp grin

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 27-Jun-15 16:14:40

I know. He always plays someone off his face either from drugs, alcohol or cause he's possessed.

dannydyerismydad Sat 27-Jun-15 16:16:41

DH and I say almost daily "ooh look. It's Paul Kaye. Playing the role of a tramp".

noddyholder Sat 27-Jun-15 16:20:34

He's in humans too

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