Monday, 18 July 2011

Never thought you'd hear me say this.....

I'm just a little bit in love with Stephen Fry.

Mmmm... yeah.... I didn't see that coming either!

Hubby and I stumbled across a series of British Drama, based on author PG Wodehouse's work, titled 'Jeeves and Wooster'.

I think they were made in the early nineties and stars Stephen Fry and his quintissential partner, Hugh Laurie, as a incredibly intelligent Valet caring for his bumbling, hapless employer.

Perfectly cast and wonderfully written - though I get the overall impression that PG Wodehouse either hated women, was gay or at the very least had several terribly overbearing Aunts!

The women in the series are very harshly portrayed - but do their job of constantly getting Wooster (Laurie) into more trouble than he can ever handle without the aid of loyal Jeeves (Fry).

I tawled through Youtube to finds some snippets to show - this is a bit of an overview that might give you a rough idea, but it was hard to find a good snapshot that does the series justice.

the series shows the life of the 'idle rich' and the scrapes that they get into - usually by dumping someone else in the hot water.

Worth a look for the great period styling if nothing else.

We know Stephen Fry as an incredibly well spoken (if sometimes shockingly naughty) gent with amazing intelligence - he fits Jeeves pesona to a 'tee' and looks brilliant in the famed bowler hat!

So Mr Fry, I send this out with heartfelt adoration - well... just a little bit anyway!


mrs smith said...

LOVE it Annie. I love him too.

Loz and Dinny said...

Shame he bats for the other side, really ... He is indeed one awesome actor

n o o k said...

Hi Annie, Jeeves & Wooster is an awesome series. I'm a big fan of Stephen Fry too... Reading his memoirs as we speak. x Michelle.

Jayne said...

Don't get me started on Stephen Fry... I'm a huge fan too :) I really enjoyed the Jeeves and Wooster series, but I also loved his sketch series 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie'- have you seen it? I agree, the women in JAV aren't the most likeable characters...

Pam said...

Totally and truly agree Annie! The series ran on the ABC, at lunchtime each day here earlier in the year, and I tried to make sure I didn't miss them. Fry and Laurie have such brilliant chemistry together in the show, don't you think!? I'd love to get me the whole recorded series.
We currently watch Fry heading up the ABC show QI every Tuesday night. Never miss it if we can help.
Hope life is going well for you. Take care. xoxo