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In the Bleak Midwinter (film) Quotes

In the Bleak Midwinter (film) is a TV program that first aired in 1970 . In the Bleak Midwinter stopped airing in 1970.

It features David Barron (film producer) as producer, Jimmy Yuill in charge of musical score, and Roger Lanser as head of cinematography.

In the Bleak Midwinter (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of In the Bleak Midwinter (film) is 99 minutes long. In the Bleak Midwinter (film) is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

The cast includes: Hetta Charnley as Molly, Michael Maloney as Joe Harper, Celia Imrie as Fadge, Nicholas Farrell as Tom Newman, Julia Sawalha as Nina Raymond, Gerard Horan as Carnforth Greville, Michael Maloney as Joe, Mark Hadfield as Vernon Spatch, Richard Briers as Henry Wakefield, Carol Starks as Audience Member, and John Sessions as Terry Du Bois.

In the Bleak Midwinter (film) Quotes

Julia Sawalha as Nina Raymond

  • (Julia Sawalha) "You've turned into an old sweetie, haven't you?"
  • (Richard Briers) "No, I'm still a miserable git, and this is all a front to stop you from messing up my performance."
  • (Julia Sawalha) "And you have me."
  • (Michael Maloney) "Really?"
  • (Julia Sawalha) "If you like."
  • (Richard Briers) "Get his name on the dotted line, love. He's a shifty git."

Mark Hadfield as Vernon Spatch

  • (Mark Hadfield) "You're doing wonderfully well. Tell me, are your nipples hard?"
  • (Celia Imrie) "If they were any harder, Tom could do chin-ups from them."
  • (Mark Hadfield) "Rachmaninoff. That bit in Brief Encounter. And Brief Encounter, actually. That makes life worth living. I'll buy you the video for Christmas."

Hetta Charnley as Molly

  • (Hetta Charnley) "You're not going to drive that old heap are you? With live people in it?"
  • (Michael Maloney) "With actors in it. There is a difference."
  • (Hetta Charnley) "What is the show, anyway? My brother wouldn't even tell me. Oh, I hope it's something Christmasy, a comedy."
  • (Michael Maloney) "It's Hamlet."
  • (Hetta Charnley) "Great. "Hello kids. Do stop watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and come and watch a four hundred year old play about a depressed aristocrat.""

Gerard Horan as Carnforth Greville

  • (Gerard Horan) "If I ever forget my lines in Shakespeare, I always say, "Crouch we here awhile and lurk." That seems to do the trick."
  • (Hetta Charnley) "Why? What happens?"
  • (Gerard Horan) "Nothing, normally, but, you know, improvise a moment of intrigue, give you a chance to think of something, pick up a script."
  • (Gerard Horan) "She does seem to have bit of a vision problem, doesn't she?"
  • (Celia Imrie) "She's brushed her teeth with soap for the last three nights, but she won't admit it."
  • (Gerard Horan) "Go easy on yourself, old chap. I'm afraid we can't all afford the luxury of nourishing our souls. That's the prerogative of the romantics among us, I fear. These things happen. What does he say?"
  • (Gerard Horan) ""If it be now, 'tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all.""

Michael Maloney as Joe Harper

  • (Michael Maloney) "You know the way doctors say that nervous breakdowns can happen very fast and dramatically, sort of a big bang, or there are the other kind which happen very slowly over a period of time. I was thirty-three years old, and this one had started when I was seven months and had just begun to take hold."
  • (Michael Maloney) "I've been an actor now for eleven years. If everything had gone according to Laurence Olivier's book, I'd have known triumph, disappointment, and married a beautiful woman. Instead, I've known tedium, humiliation and shacked up with a psycho from hell."
  • (Michael Maloney) "I'd always wanted to live my life in an old movie, sort of a fairytale, you know. Mind you, I suppose, if you think that most fairytales turn out to be nightmare and a lot of old movies are crap, then that's what I did."
  • (Michael Maloney) "It was late November, I think, and I was thinking about the whole Christmas thing: the birth of Christ, the Wizard of Oz, family murders, and quite frankly, I was depressed."
  • (Michael Maloney) "Let me introduce you to our designer. This is Fadge."
  • (Julia Sawalha) "Did he say "Vag"?"
  • (Nicholas Farrell) "I'm glad she uses the abbreviation."

Carol Starks as Audience Member

  • (Carol Starks) "Any ice cream?"
  • (Celia Imrie) "We have herbal tea, natural fruit juice, organic rice cakes, balsamic chocolate, and straw."
  • (Carol Starks) "But any ice cream?"
  • (Celia Imrie) "What are you, a fascist?"

Celia Imrie as Fadge

  • (Celia Imrie) "Why are you rubbing low calorie mayonnaise on your face?"
  • (Celia Imrie) "You see, we must make the design all about space. People in space. Things in space. Women in space. Men in space."
  • (Nicholas Farrell) "So we'll sort of be space men?"
  • (Celia Imrie) "In a sense."

John Sessions as Terry Du Bois

  • (John Sessions) "'Tis a far, far better thing I do now than I did that night with the sailor and the artichoke."

Nicholas Farrell as Tom Newman

  • (Nicholas Farrell) "The fight. If it all goes wrong, drop the sword, take this off, and throw it at me. Then I say, "The boot. The boot was poisoned." and die."
  • (Nicholas Farrell) "Hamlet isn't just Hamlet. Oh no, no, no. Oh, no. Hamlet is me. Hamlet is Bosnia. Hamlet is this desk. Hamlet is the air. Hamlet is my grandmother. Hamlet is everything you ever though about sex, about geology --"
  • (Michael Maloney) "Geology?"
  • (Nicholas Farrell) "In a very loose sense, of course."

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