Fuck Yeah Michael Kitchen

LIke so many villains, Dudley Hooperman (Michael Kitchen) thinks that appealing to Henry Crabbe’s greed will allow him to make his escape, so he tries to bribe Crabbe with stolen Treasury bonds…

Arch villain Dudley Hooperman (a young Michael Kitchen) invites DI Henry Crabbe (the late and much loved Richard Griffiths) to dine with him, claiming they have a lot in common, such as a love of good food.

(Pie in the Sky: Best of Both Worlds 1:01)

And no, I’m not dead - not that I think anyone actually wondered if I was…

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Michael Kitchen is considerably greyer and rather stouter than he was when he first took on the part in 2002, but the lively intelligence in his eyes and the wise severity of his gaze are as potent as ever. Just the sound of his voice is enough to make you carry on watching. But he is matched by…

I thought she looked pretty unwell in the pre-broadcast pictures, and I didn’t think she looked any healthier in the episode.

In 1973 the BBC produced the mini series, The Brontes of Howarth, in which Michael Kitchen played Branwell Bronte with Vickery Turner, Ann Penfold and Rosemary McHale as the Bronte sisters (Charlotte, Anne and Emily respectively).

(The Brontes of Howarth)

A young Michael Kitchen as Will in a 1973 production of Howard Brenton’s Magnifence at The Royal Court Theatre, which also starred Kenneth Cranham as Jed.

(Magnificence, 1973)

Two photos of Michael Kitchen from the 1975 Greenwich Theatre production of The Picture of Dorian Gray (by Oscar Wilde), in which MK played the eponymous Dorian Gray.

In Minder: Fiddler on the Hoof, Maltese Tony is played by a young Michael Kitchen. And very young and laddish he looks too!!

(Minder: Fiddler on the Hoof)

A very young Michael Kitchen and Judi Bowker as the shy clerk Arthur Price and his boss’ daughter, Ann Horton, in Tales of the Unexpected.

(Tales of the Unexpected: The Best of Everything)

A very youthful looking Michael Kitchen in which his curls are much in evidence!

A very youthful looking Michael Kitchen in which his curls are much in evidence!

Michael Kitchen as Peter Walsh in Mrs Dalloway, which also stars Vanessa Redgrave and Rupert Graves amongst others.

(Mrs Dalloway, 1997)

Michael Kitchen as Peter Walsh in Mrs Dalloway, which also stars Vanessa Redgrave and Rupert Graves amongst others.

(Mrs Dalloway, 1997)