Where Do I Know That Actor?

In this week’s Midsomer Murders (part one of “A Tale Of Two Hamlets”), an actor meets an untimely end and Barnaby investigates bad blood in the villages of Upper Warden and Lower Warden. If you caught the episode Saturday night, you may have spotted two women you’ll know from elsewhere on UNC-TV.

The first is Phoebe Nicholls who plays Laura Smythe-Webster. Nicholls has guest-starred in far too many series to name but, most recently, she was Susan MacClare, Marchioness of Flintshire on Downton Abbey. That ‘s Rose’s mother, if the character name doesn’t strike a chord. Also of interest – and going way back – she portrayed Cordelia Flyte on Brideshead Revisited, a popular serial aired on Great Performances in the early 1980s.

Next, Anne Reid was Lower Warden museum curator Sarah Proudie. I think it is safe to assume you’ll know her best as Celia on Last Tango in Halifax.

So there you have it. Two guests actors you’ve seen on other favorite UNC-TV series. Part one of “A Tale Of Two Hamlets” encores Wednesday at 4pm on UNC-TV and Thursday at 8pm on UNC-MX. Part two airs Saturday at 8 on UNC-TV.

Got a face you can’t place from one of the plethora of programs UNC-TV airs from the UK? Email me at sparkymac@unctv.org and I’ll try to help out.

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