11th July 2015
So sad to hear of the death of Roger Rees.
His Lord John Marbury in the West Wing was wonderful, and this scene in particular was memorable.
“You are all frightened. As well you should be…”
The scripts did the work of, course; but Rees made the character alive and real.
You just wanted to know what he thought, what he would say next, and how he would say it. You wanted to know how his worldly yet erudite British empiricism would supplement and put right the silly superficial idealism bouncing around the Oval Office.
Not bad for a cameo.
He also was a marvelous Peter Quince in the 1999 film version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
A bad loss. RIP.
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