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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:56 pm    Post subject: The Damned United Reply with quote

Shown on BBC 2 last night as part of the The BBC Films weekend

What a terrific film ...loved every minute of it ...superb performances from the lead actors!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was excellent Becky. Really enjoyed it. Thought Martin Sheen put in an impressive performance but maybe perhaps not quite as ebullient as the Brian Clough I remembered.

Billy Bremner and Johnny(?)Giles must have been pretty embarrassed.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
It was excellent Becky. Really enjoyed it. Thought Martin Sheen put in an impressive performance but maybe perhaps not quite as ebullient as the Brian Clough I remembered.

Billy Bremner and Johnny(?)Giles must have been pretty embarrassed.
Did you see the documentary that followed,Minx? One of the Leeds players of the time (can't for the life of me remember which one Embarassed ) said Billy wasn't like how he was portrayed ...bit of artistic licence applied there maybe Smile

You can see why he wasn't made England manager Very Happy too hot for the FA to handle.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must confess after the way Don Revie treated Clough, I was quite pleased to see what eventually happened to Revie. But that was a good piece of casting in that part, I actually thought it was Revie. (it wasn't was it? Crying or Very sad )
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
I must confess after the way Don Revie treated Clough, I was quite pleased to see what eventually happened to Revie. But that was a good piece of casting in that part, I actually thought it was Revie. (it wasn't was it? Crying or Very sad )
Me too,Minx I did a double take when I first saw him ...in the interview, when Cloughie had got the push from Leeds, Revie said he hadn't purposely ignored Brian that first time .....but whatever way it was it shaped how Brian Clough thought of the man thereafter......
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
But that was a good piece of casting in that part, I actually thought it was Revie. (it wasn't was it? Crying or Very sad )


It was the actor Colm Meaney, who's best known for playing Chief O'Brien in Star Trek The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coming from Brighton I had a special interest. Sheen was brilliant as Clough but I wasn't sure about Timothy Spall. A great performance but it didn't seem like the Peter Taylor I remembered.

However, the whole thing was stolen by Colm Meaney as Revie. An absolutely towering (and Glowering) performance, I thought
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