Margaret Rutherford

Murder at the Gallop

Margaret Rutherford in riding gear in Murder at the Gallop

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 September     Birth of Agatha Christie, 1890   On this day in 1890, one of the greatest writers of detective fiction was born. Agatha Christie’s two most famous creations are fastidious Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the prim …

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Edith Evans in The Importance of Being Earnest

      Fifty years after the making of this quintessentially British comic classic it was remade starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Judi Dench and the then almost incandescently hot Reese Witherspoon, to give it a bit of global appeal. That’s a great cast – three Oscar-winners and a scene-stealer par excellence (see Everett in My …

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