Yet another tale of my family being dorky together

My family all went to the movies together last weekend and saw Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

I imagine that at screenings of this movie, there were a lot of people who squealed the first time that Colin Firth appeared onscreen. I imagine that there were also people out there who squealed when Hugh Grant appeared. Maybe Neil Pearson (Richard Finch) or Jim Broadbent (Bridget's dad) have a sizable fan following.

But I highly doubt that there was another theater in the entire United States where four people people squealed, poked each other and whispered excitedly when Neil Dudgeon appeared as the taxi driver.

srah - Friday, 3 December 2004 - 12:30 PM
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gravatar alfie - December 3, 2004 - 1:37 PM -

It was only two, Mom and Dad didn't seem to recognize him right away.

gravatar srah - December 3, 2004 - 2:30 PM -

For shame! Well, I'm sure they squealed when they did recognize him.

gravatar mommy - December 3, 2004 - 3:28 PM -

I did recognize him and so did your Dad! We are that dorky!

gravatar Cheryl - December 3, 2004 - 4:23 PM -

Who is this shadowy man?

gravatar alfie - December 3, 2004 - 6:20 PM -

Also, I find it hard to imagine our father squealing unless he was doing it to mock us.

gravatar Normal - December 3, 2004 - 6:59 PM -

You people are all really fucked up! Do you live on this planet?

gravatar srah - December 3, 2004 - 7:02 PM -

Neil Dudgeon is one of my favorite actors, although I have to admit I haven't seen him in much... Mrs Bradley Mysteries, Out of the Blue -- anything else, Becky?

He was also John Hannah's roommate years ago and the best man at his wedding. When I was going on the trip to England in 2001 and JH contacted me out of the blue I mentioned that we were going to see Neil Dudgeon in a play, which was my way of subtly pointing out that I was going to be in England in the not-too-distant future. So we met JH and we saw ND's play (which I liked but no one else in my family did) and waited by the stage door for autographs. Pretty cool!

Oh yeah, and then there's srah's Neil Dudgeon fan site, which never really got off the ground but was a fun endeavour...

(To Normal: Not really!)

gravatar Jez - December 4, 2004 - 7:50 AM -

So I suppose that's another Brit in the line ahead of me for the role of Srah's favo(u)rite British male.

gravatar alfie - December 4, 2004 - 11:28 AM -

I liked him, I just thought the play sucked.

gravatar Somewhat - December 4, 2004 - 12:24 PM -

Gosh, I grew up about five miles from where he grew up! They didn't have delicious blokes like that when I was there though :-(

gravatar srah - December 4, 2004 - 12:26 PM -


gravatar Somewhat - December 4, 2004 - 5:01 PM -

Oh and also, I had the most eeeeeeenormous crush on Neil Pearson about ten years ago.

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