I'm watching Hold the Sunset (but not for much longer as it's been rubbish so far) but finding it very disturbing to see Jason Watkins, so wonderfully evil in Taboo, as a completely different character in this. Yes, I do know i'm being unreasonable, but when you love and actor in one role, it's so hard to see them in another
Agree about Alison Steadman.She was in that other later in life sit-com ,Boomers I think it was,fairly recently.And although no doubt talented,seems to take these very samey,and shouty roles lately. I was actually expecting John Cleese to be the main irritant in this,and didn't have high hopes for it but actually thought his character was his acting was the least cringe inducing thing about it.
James Nesbitt played a horrible, horrible man in a drama based on a true story in Northern Ireland. When they then put the old Cold Feet online I couldn't look at him in it without wanting to shoot him. It wore off though.
And I never been able to see Kevin Whatley as anything else but the character in the tv drama Trip Trap in 1996 he played an abusive husband who was a headteacher and seemed perfect to everyone else but was awful at home.
i find this with thd guy sho is the real dad in Shetland but is the weird bloke in Catastrophe (silver haired chap). Hes in bloody everything and normally plays psychos so i keep expecting him ro kill someone in Shetland.
I recently saw Jason Watkins playing a paedophile serial killer in a play called Frozen (currently at the Theatre Royal Haymarket). He was absolutely brilliant, such a versatile actor. And apparently a very nice man too.
People raved about the 'silver fox' from NCIS, turns out it is Mark Harmen who i saw in a tv miniseries about Ted Bundy <shudder> sorry Mark.
I think some actors do such a good job of encapsulating a character that it is difficult to see them as anything else. I predict no one from Big Bang will go onto greater things, except perhaps Jim Parsons (he made a great human-alternative Muppet!).
But yy to a previous poster, Kevin Whately will always be Neville