Where Do I Know That Actor?

Once again, Midsomer Murders presents a few notable and noticeable guest stars. Arguably not A-list celebs but that’s the fun, isn’t it – seeing that face and asking yourself, “Where do I know that actor?”

Saturday night’s episode (“The Glitch” part one) saw Barnaby and Jones investigating the Bucketman of Midsomer. It also featured a trio of actors you may recognize from elsewhere.

First, there was Shaughan Seymour who portrayed Norman Wayland-Smith. The veteran actor has appeared in numerous Masterpiece Theatre offerings. He was Lewis Eliot in Strangers and Brothers (1985), Benedict Bligh in After the War (1989), Lord Hollingford in Wives and Daughters (2001) and the Judge in The Jury (2003).

Next, Philip Jackson played garage boss Daniel Snape. Although Jackson has appeared in numerous guest roles (DCI Banks, Death in Paradise, Foyle’s War, Murder Most Horrid, to name a few), he will be best known for the role of Inspector Japp on Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Continue reading


Where Do I Know That Actor?

There were a few familiar faces guest starring on British imports airing over the weekend on a couple of the services of UNC-TV. Let’s have a quick look at who’s who.

I thought I’d start with the most recent of DCI Banks (“Bad Boy”). In Saturday night’s episode, Philip Jackson played Al Jenkins. Jackson has appeared in guest roles on shows like Robin Hood, Touching Evil and Midsomer Murders since the 1970s but it’s safe to say he’s most well known for playing Inspector Japp in Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Also, the role of Jaff Kitson was played by Ray Panthaki. Certainly, Panthaki is neither a household name nor  immediately recognizable as an actor who’s shown up in loads of shows. However, EastEnders fans may recall him as former Albert Square resident Ronny Ferreira. Continue reading